Offering light weight properties, and a quick build speed, aircrete allows foundations to be quickly and easily constructed. The benefits of aircrete make them a sustainable alternative solution in most below ground situations. Read more about this here...
Aircrete offers the labour-saving benefits of fast build whilst being one of the most cost-effective overall forms of construction using traditional skills...find out more here.
This datasheet summarises the key issues relating to both the composition of aircrete and its safe use in practice, and relates these to the CDM responsibilites of the construction team. Find out more.
Aircrete's intrinsic acoustic efficiency makes it a particularly appropriate material to use for internal and external walls in order to comply with these requirements. Read more about this here...
This datasheet looks at the benefits of aircrete's thin joint system in increasing productivity and reducing build times on site. Find out more about this here.
The publication of the latest Constructive Details handbook for solid external walls completes the set for aircrete blocks, with the common constructions of partial fill, full fill and externally insulated solid walls all now being covered. Read more in this datasheet.
Further to a previous study undertaken in 2008 calfordseaden was commissioned to again research the comparative costs of five different common house construction methods. Read more about this research, and the conclusions made.
This Technical Note was first published in 2005 to provide assistance for the structural design of traditional masonry buildings to resist accidental damage. Take a read of this updated Technical Guide which includes the latest Building Regulation changes.
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