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Grenfell Tower Fire

15 Jun 2017

At this time, the priority is caring for those directly affected by this tragic incident and the staff and members of the MMA send their condolences to residents, their families and gratitude to the emergency services.

Housing Whitepaper Response

28 Mar 2017

Modern Masonry Alliance responds to the housing white paper published by Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London). Read more of MMA’s response in this Construction News article here.

Ecobuild success

10 Mar 2017

The High Performance Housing stand in the Concrete and Masonry Pavilion was a great success, with lots of visitors throughout the exhibition.

Further investment in UK production...

18 Oct 2016

The future looks bright for masonry construction and this is borne out by Tarmac’s Building Products division announcement to increase its Durox aerated block manufacturing capacity.

The Great Fire of London: a step change for concrete and masonry

03 Aug 2016

This autumn sees the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. After the 1666 fire the London Building Act of 1667 banned the use of timber framed houses in the City of London and stated that masonry be used as the structural material. There has been no great fire in London since the 1666 fire, due in significant part to the restrictions laid down in the London Building Act of 1667 and subsequent Acts. Read more


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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