In light of the gaining popularity of Thin Joint Masonry, Thermalite has produced a new guide, offering over twenty pages of essential information and technical advice for specifiers and contractors using Thin Joint Masonry. With more and more clients recognising the cost and time saving improvements of using Thin Joint, the new guide explains the benefits of using this innovative system.
The thin joint system allows the depth of the mortar to be reduced from 10mm to 3mm or less, resulting in faster application and improved productivity, particularly when on long runs of walling.
Independent speed trials have proven that a wall consisting of Thermalite blocks and thin layer mortar can be laid twice as fast as those built with aggregate blocks and traditional mortar.
Thin joint mortar also dries far more rapidly than traditional mortar, another productivity gain, as it allows construction heights to be built without long waits for the mortar to set.
As thin joint masonry relies on high tolerance block dimensions, a greater accuracy of buildings can be achieved, enabling the next phase of the project to begin. Furthermore, site wastage is dramatically reduced, making the system a sound environmental choice.
By providing these benefits, the thin joint system complies with new Government recommendations for future build processes, representing one of the few on-site systems that qualifies as a Method of Modern Construction.