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Ecobuild 2018, 6-8th March

01 Mar 2018

The Aircrete Products Association will once again be exhibiting at Ecobuild on 6-8th March at ExCel, London. 

We've rebranded

28 Feb 2018

We've recently undergone a rebrand, with a new logo and colour ways, reflecting the innovative nature of our product group.

APA exhibits at the Resilient Housing Conference

27 Sep 2017

The Aircrete Products Association is supporting the Modern Masonry Alliance 2017 Resilient Housing Conference.

The conference is a full day programme focusing on the design and delivery of long-lasting, high-performance homes, presented by The Concrete Centre and Modern Masonry Alliance. 

The event is on the 30 October at the Building Centre, Store Street, London

APA support the MMA response to the Housing White Paper

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.

Ecobuild 2017 success

10 Mar 2017

The High Performance Housing stand in the Concrete and Masonry Pavilion was a great success, with lots of visitors throughout the exhibition. The Aircrete Products Association hosted a joint stand with the Concrete Block Association, and Mortar Industry Association.

Availability of Pulverised Fuel Ash and its impact on aircrete block manufacture

01 Jul 2016

One of the constituent materials used to manufacture aircrete blocks is Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA) which is produced during the generation of electricity from coal fired power stations.  PFA is by no means the only material that can be used to manufacture aircrete blocks, but many of our members use PFA as the primary raw material for block production.

Fire Detailing Guide 26th January 2016

26 Jan 2016

This new Fire Detailing Guide has been produced by Building Alliance CIC and has been endorsed by LABC.
The document covers fire details for masonry and as well as providing guidance to help understand regulations it also covers a range of topics including fire-stopping, construction details and after handvoer - fire safety orders.