Although it is often argued that the resurgence in brickwork design is driven by concerns with cost and sustainability, cultural factors also play a part. In parallel with this his brickwork renaissance, there is widespread innovation in the manufacture of masonry products.
Cheap, robust and quick to construct, block work is still a staple element of most new buildings. When looking to reduce the environmental impact of block work, look for high levels of recycled aggregates, lower levels of cement and increasingly available alternatives to concrete.
A selection of the products specified for Landolt + Brown’s West Hampstead Thameslink Station
A new stone bench - the winning design of the City of London Stone Bench Competition 2012 - has been unveiled in the Square Mile.
AJ Specification digital issue
This CPD is sponsored by ACO Building Drainage. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge allowing them to avoid specification risks associated with drainage elements for corrosion resistant and hygienic applications.