There is cross party consensus that more houses are needed. As explained in the Modern Masonry Alliance housing whitepaper response, there has been and continues to be investment to increase supply of blocks to deliver more houses.
Norfolk-based Parsons & Whittley architects employed Passivhaus principles in the design of what is set to be the UK’s first rural affordable housing scheme to gain Passivhaus certification in Wimbish, Essex.
Building materials manufacturer, Aggregate Industries, has successfully supplied walling and roofing products to Redrow’s prestigious development on the northern edge of Bradleys Lake in the Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire.
The Cumbria-based Housing Association ‘Impact’ adopted thin joint construction in its Whinfell Drive project at Kendal, which comprises of five highly energy efficient bungalows. The initial specification and design was based on timber-framed construction, which after tenders were submitted turned out to be considerably over budget.
The Calder View development in West Yorkshire incorporates an eclectic mix of one and two bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five bedroom houses in an attractive canal-side setting in the Thornhill Lees district of Dewsbury.
Bond Bryan Architects were appointed to develop Sheffield Hallam University’s Charles Street project after winning a national design competition. This project brief was to create a landmark building that encourages and supports innovative forms of teaching and learning.
British Precast Best Practice Awards 2014
Project Award: Robinson Court, St Elphin's Park
The University of Liverpool has opened the doors of its £34.5 million student residential complex, Vine Court, a striking brick structure located at the heart of its city centre campus.
More exemplars of masonry construction will be appearing here soon.