Building regulations set minimum standards for design and construction for a range of criteria including the safety and health of people in or about buildings, energy conservation and for facilities for access and movement inside buildings.
The most relevant parts of building regulations that effect the use of masonry are:
Part A Structural Safety, See Eurocode 6
Part B Fire Safety, See Fire and Details
Part C Resistance to Contaminants and Moisture
Part E Resistance to Sound, See Acoustic Performance
Part F Ventilation
Part L Conservation of Fuel and Power, See Energy Performance and Details
The inherent benefits of masonry provide opportunity to meet multiple regulation requirements related to performance. Masonry construction has undergone innovation and product development and can provide compliance to building regulations, most significantly in relation to fire performance, thermal performance and energy conservation.
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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