The Government’s plans to deliver “More for Less” and focus on delivering energy efficiency homes and long term sustainability through the fabric of the building is good news for the masonry sector.
That’s according to Modern Masonry Alliance director Mike Leonard. In his latest blog for buildersmerchantsjournal.net, Leonard describes the support of Housing Minister Grant Shapps for using the fabric of a building as the driver for energy efficiency and sustainability as “fantastic news for the masonry industry”.
The industry, he says, has long provided “a vast range of products used to construct energy efficient masonry homes that have been proven to last at least 150 years using locally produced and installed materials.”
He asks: “How is it that so much public money has been wasted on importing timber to construct lightweight structures that offer no thermal mass, present a significant fire risk, do little to reduce the transmission of sound and will, in all probability, last a fraction of the life of a masonry home?”
Read Mike Leonard’s blog here