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thin-joint masonry

Chris Bates takes a look at a modern blockwork system that can deliver a straightforward route to an efficient, high-performance home


Thin-joint was used in this scheme by D&M Homes to help achieve good airtightness.
The project reached weathertight stage in just 16 weeks, despite the use of natural stone for the outer leaf

While offsite-manufactured structural systems are huge in Europe and further afield, in the UK many of us still have an affinity with the humble building block. Masonry construction offers a pleasing sense of familiarity and solidity that’s hard to beat – plus modern materials and techniques mean it hasn’t skipped a beat when it comes to achieving the kind of performance levels self-builders and renovators expect.

But there’s always innovation to be had, especially in areas such as construction speed and energy efficiency. One system leading the charge is thin-joint. So is this variant on standard blockwork worth considering for your project?

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What's inside the April 2018 edition of Build It magazine: - Stunning eco home on a heritage plot (page 22) - Glazed doors design ideas (page 64) - Renovating for profit (page 71) - Garage design options (page 74) - Complete guide to building with timber (page 81) - How to get planning on your garden (page 110) - Window cost guide (page 117) ... and much more!