Structural masonry

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Masonry Works Including:

• Structural masonry
• Structural block
• Brick veneer
• Brick pointing

Masonry products include brick, block and stone. They are among the oldest, longest lasting and most versatile building materials. There are many reasons to make masonry products your first choice in building materials. They all relate to the physical characteristics and environmental impacts of brick, block and stone. Together, they define the environmental advantages of masonry. Concrete masonry is available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures, offering unparalleled design flexibility.

Fire Protection - The fire protection benefits of concrete masonry are recognised by the Fire Service and the insurance industry. The extra ability to resist fire comes from the type of aggregate used, and the equivalent solid thickness of the masonry units.

Sound Control - Concrete masonry is an ideal sound barrier, providing reduced sound transmission relative to the size of the wall.

Energy Efficiency - One of the most valuable advantages of concrete masonry is the cost savings derived from its capacity to store energy and to delay the passage of heat. This unique feature, known as the 'thermal mass effect', allows masonry buildings to be designed with less additional insulation. Hence, material costs and energy consumption can be reduced, and the comfort of living space is improved.

Structural Benefits and Cost Effectiveness - The use of reinforced masonry can result in substantial savings for buildings of up to ten stories. For the construction of structural walls and buildings, the need for formwork and associated labour is eliminated. The savings result from the speed and simplicity of using concrete masonry as a structural frame (load bearing and shear walls with horizontal diaphragms), as well as exterior skin and space divider.

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