Counter attack

Summary

Developments in the traditional brick and block construction housebuilding sector to maintain market share in the face of pre-fabricated systems are discussed. Initiatives include the training of skilled bricklayers, the use of thin-joint mortars and large-format concrete blocks to increase speed, and the introduction of alternative building systems. These include the building of solid or cavity blockwork walls on solid aircrete foundations using a rapid setting mortar. Pre-assemblies of components such as arches are also available.

Primary author(s): Palmer T

Source: Housebuild.

             April 2003, p.55-56, 58-59

 

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