Maintaining their position at the heart of traditional building techniques, brick, block and stonework systems are still considered by many professions in the construction industry to offer the most robust and durable method of building a structure. Brick, block and stone work also encompass many aspects of the wet trade techniques used in construction with the incorporation of mortars and cements, lime mortars and insulated render facades.
Beam and block flooring is now common place in residential developments as are the use of lintels, masonry supports and cavity trays which are all covered in this section of the directory. Although regarded as a traditional material, innovation remains key to such products and we will also highlight new developments and systems.
Flooring in large commercial spaces needs to withstand a multitude of pressures. Heavy machinery, foot traffic and abrasive substances are among the...