Single Block Solution For House Builders

The recent Government revisions to Part E and Part L of the Building Regulations have proven to be an opportunity for builders using Thermalite’s popular Shield block. For this reason, Thermalite, the UK’s leading manufacturer of aircrete products has developed a new “Single-block solution” leaflet for housebuilders, to demonstrate the products’ universal appeal.

The helpful leaflet showcases how Thermalite’s 100mm Shield blocks offer a single-block, ‘Robust Detail’ solution, enabling housebuilders to meet the requirements of the building regulations for sound and thermal insulation in houses and bungalows.

One single block can now be used in external, separating and partition walls, with all cavity and internal wall insulation types to meet the requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations.

Also complying with Part E for acoustic insulation with regards to ‘dwelling houses’, the leaflet details how Shield qualifies as a Robust Detail under E-WM-6.

Providing a source of up-to-date information concerning the full range of properties provided by Thermalite Shield, such as strength, density and weights, the leaflet provides customers with the full range of technical and specification information that they require. Paul Reed, Head of Marketing for Thermalite, commented “Our new leaflet clearly informs customers as to the exact criteria whereby 100mm thick Shield blocks provide a ‘one stop shop’ approach to masonry walling in housing. By providing this facility, Thermalite aims to help customers simply and effectively meet the requirements of Building Regulations.”

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