Despite the advent of many modern construction systems, masonry remains a relevant, tried-and-tested route to building. It is safe, non-combustible, cost-effective, flexible and highly durable.
The use of material such as bricks and stones can increase the thermal mass of a building. These inherent thermal storage qualities assist in reducing heating and cooling thus providing long-term energy savings. Masonry walls also create a quieter environment in contrast to lightweight systems with their lack of density. The manufacturing process is also low to zero energy consumption meaning that it is environmentally friendly.
Evolution in materials and engineering now allow for even stronger masonry structures that will last for generations