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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.

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.  

Modern Construction and Overheating

10 Sep 2018

We have all experienced one of the hottest summers that the UK has had since 1977 and in its recently published report ‘Heatwaves: adapting to climate change’, the Environmental Audit Committee has called for tougher rules to ensure homes can deal with extreme heat.

Better Built Homes Seminar - 22nd June

14 Jun 2018

Concrete and masonry products are UK-manufactured, locally available and one of the most cost-effective solutions for building a new home.

Response to cost study

12 Jun 2018

A recent theoretical study by cost consultant Rider Levett Bucknall UK and written up in The Construction Index suggests that affordable homes made from timber are marginally cheaper than masonry...

Join us at the CIH Housing 2018 - Europe's largest housing event

25 May 2018

Come and see us on: Stand G53. The Concrete Centre and Modern Masonry are exhibiting and supporting CIH's Housing Conference 2018, taking place at the Manchester Central on 26th – 28th June 2018. Housing 2018 is the leading event for housing industry professionals to meet industry contacts, gain industry insight and conduct business deals. 

Housing Survey conducted by Modern Masonry explores homeowners aspirations

05 Mar 2018

It's no secret that home-owning is at its lowest level in 30 years, there are high prices to rent and buy and levels of housebuilding are still below government targets. The issue of the housing market is at the top of many people's agendas. An extensive survey of 2000 homeowners and renters has been conducted to find out what they think about the current state of housing.

Published today, by the Modern Masonry, "A Dream Home: An Exploration of Aspirations" summarises important research, conducted to understand the views of homeowners and tenants. 

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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