- Design and Construction
Design and Construction
Aircrete is so much more than just a structural building block. It has been developed for use in many applications, ranging from external and internal walls through to foundations, floors and rapid build systems.
This Technical Note was updated in 2013 and includes the latest Bundilding Regulation changes.
The design standard Eurocode 6, or BS EN 1996: Design of masonry structures applies to all building types and civil engineering works.
The robustdetails® scheme is the alternative to pre-completion sound testing for satisfying Part E of the Building Regulations. Using the scheme avoids the uncertainties of pre-completion sound testing.
Thin joint masonry is an innovative construction method for use with aircrete blockwork that allows build times to be significantly improved and offers many other practical and commercial benefits.
01 Mar 2019
The European Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Association was created in 1988 to promote the interests of producers of AAC (Aircrete)and their National associations across Europe, one of which is the APA here in the UK.
28 Feb 2018
We've recently undergone a rebrand, with a new logo and colour ways, reflecting the innovative nature of our product group.
05 May 2017
The Modern Masonry Alliance has shared their response to the Government's Housing Whitepaper. As a sector producing UK manufactured bricks, blocks and mortar the MMA are encouraged that the Government has responded by focussing on increasing the supply of homes, and the ambition of delivering a million new homes in England by 2020. Broadly, the industry is responding to this need. Throughout the UK there was significant investment in 2016, and there is further investment for 2017, for example old plants are being replaced to increase production rates or new additional production lines.