TRL and Qatar’s MME have announced the launch of a new building block, VegeBlock, to help increase sustainability in construction.
Wienerberger’s clay block walling system, Porotherm, has been specified for the construction of 23 sustainable properties in Bristol.
Aggregate Industries has supplied 215m2 of StoneMaster walling to County Confectionery Ltd’s new manufacturing facility in St Ives, Cornwall.
As part of 2016’s Guild of Bricklayers National Final, Wienerberger has hosted several demonstrations showcasing the construction benefits of Porotherm.
Forticrete’s Regency Ashlar blocks have been specified for a heritage-style residential development in St Elphins Retirement Village.
Wienerberger has launched a new roller for its Porotherm clay block walling system, offering increased grip and greater comfort for the user.
Wienerberger’s Porotherm clay block walling system has been used for a residential development in Norwich, which will see 14 properties built to Passivhaus standard.
Launched in March by the then Housing Minister Brandon Lewis MP, the British Homes Awards challenges architects and designers to produce a standard house type suitable for Garden City type developments, with a focus on innovative designs which are both buildable and replicable. This year all entries must be designed using H+H aircrete blocks. Architects[…]
The thermal conductivity of the blocks is now 0.18 W/mK, down from 0.19, bringing about greater thermal performance whilst enabling U-Values to be reduced further and diminishing heat loss at junctions. British Board of Agrément (BBA) has issued a new certificate issued to the manufacturer for the change. Reducing the weight of the high performing[…]
The revised document discusses how H+H aircrete blocks and Thin-Joint System can help meet regulations when used with different levels of insulation. The new criteria that must be met is as follows: For new homes an approximate 6% improvement to CO2 targets on Part L 2010, with a focus on fabric performance. For non-domestic buildings there[…]