Currently in Great Britain the vast majority of housing is delivered using on-site masonry construction. This is an indication that on-site construction using masonry is an efficient and cost-effective method.
On-site masonry solutions use locally UK produced materials and local skills. They can deliver the most energy efficient housing. They are resistant to fire, offer flood resilience and protection from overheating. They are tried and tested and provide proven long-term durability.
Onsite masonry housing is also the most economical form of construction. They provide flexibility with respect to availability and, flexibility for speed of development which ensures optimum cash flow for the developer. They are flexible in terms of what design can be offered and in response to design changes before build and in future refurbishment, extension or modification.
There has been significant innovation in on-site masonry construction and this has enabled on site masonry solutions to deliver high performance housing that meets and exceeds requirements.
MPA Masonry is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries. www.mineralproducts.org
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