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A warm welcome and a sad goodbye

22 Jan 2019

The 31st December 2018 saw us say goodbye to Andrew Minson who has left British Precast and The Concrete Centre after 15 years of service to take up a role at the Global Cement and Concrete Association.

Fire and heat will shape our future homes

23 Nov 2018

Chris Stanley, housing manager at Modern Masonry, says overheating and emissions are as important to consider as fire protection in homes post-Grenfell.

Thermal Mass the Key to Healthy and Sustainable New Housing

02 Nov 2018


The budget announced a further investment, creating a 5.5billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to support the building of 650,000 new homes. The Concrete Centre is calling for joined up thinking that responds to proven research from Government bodies and beyond to ensure that performance and quality are criteria for securing funding.

Concrete block guidelines released

11 Oct 2018

The Concrete Block Association (CBA) has launched an online portal to educate the construction industry ab the benefits of concrete block construction.

Better Built in Blockwork

07 Oct 2018

Better Built in Blockwork is a campaign by Modern Masonry to provide practical guidance on the characteristics, performance and benefits of masonry construction. Modern Masonry are committed to Better Built Housing and this campaign is part of our contribution to achieving high performance, resilient homes for the UK.

Modern Masonry at UK Construction Week

28 Sep 2018

Modern Masonry are partnering with The Concrete Centre and UK Construction Week to provide the Better Built Housing Hub, part of the Build Show. This new feature developed by The Concrete Centre and Modern Masonry  includes a seminar theatre and exhibits. Come and visit Modern Masonry on stand B252.  

Notes to Editors

The Modern Masonry Alliance is a body that seeks to ensure developers and designers, customers and occupants understand the benefits of masonry solutions. It provides guidance on design of masonry and furnishes government and influencing organisations with the evidence of how masonry can contribute to a sustainable built environment. Founding association funders of MMA are Aircrete Product Association, Brick Development Association, Concrete Block Association and Mortar Industry Alliance.

The Modern Masonry Alliance is affiliated to British Precast, the trade association for precast concrete manufacturers and members of the supply chain.

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