Masonry has a proven track record of being an important part of housing, non-domestic and infrastructure developments over many years. There is public acceptance of masonry construction within our built environment and this facilitates it through the planning process. There is also private preference for robust long lasting dwellings that perform well and maintain value far beyond the typical mortgage period.
A range of masonry blocks are used in the UK and these are explained in Product Information and are combined in an even wider range of wall solutions.
Innovations, inherent flexibility, local supply chain, durability, robustness and cost effectiveness have ensured that masonry remains a key construction material.
Modern Masonry has created a series of Easy Guides to offer practical guidance on masonry construction. The guidance is a practical introduction to the characteristics, performance benefits and latest design guidance for concrete blocks in construction.
Currently in Great Britain the vast majority of housing is delivered using on-site masonry construction...
Published by the Modern Masonry, "A Dream Home: An Exploration of Aspirations" summarises important research, conducted to understand the views of homeowners and tenants.
Masonry can be used to deliver the lowest carbon homes. For example the Passivhaus standard which concentrates purely on energy...
Masonry offers high quality facing materials that are cost effective for large projects but also down to the smallest scale...
There is often concern about availability of skilled workers and professionals throughout the construction industry when there is an upturn in the economy. Availability of suitably skilled brick and block layers is addressed here.
About the MMA
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. It is supported by the Aircrete Products Associaton, Concrete Block Association and Mortar Industry Alliance.
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To join the MMA
If you are interested in joining the Modern Masonry Alliance, contact us via telephone: +44 (0) 116 232 5170 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org