Why Build With Masonry?
Mike Leonard, Director of the Building Alliance, outlines the benefits of building with traditional brick and block construction.
Masonry construction offers an extensive range of cost-effective solutions for buildings of all types and is preferred by a massive 93% of homeowners.
Masonry is designed and built to last at least 150 years making it truly sustainable. Manufactured from responsibly soured local materials and produced in the UK, masonry products are installed on site by skilled operatives creating massive employment opportunities.
Masonry is safe, non-combustible and highly cost-effective and flexible, offering a 15% saving compared to timber frame. Bricks and blocks, wall ties and mortar are all available off-the-shelf from builders’ merchants allowing projects to start immediately. This avoids the long lead times associated with other building systems which may be imported from overseas and have higher carbon impacts.
We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring a Bear for the 2021 ‘Bears of Sheffield’ sculpture trail, a unique participative public art event that will raise funds for a new, urgently needed, Cancer and Leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Designed to minimise thermal bridging in masonry cavity walls, the patented Ancon Thermal Windpost (TWP2) from Leviat offers up to an impressive 70% reduction in thermal transmission through the span of the windpost.