Brick & Block Cavity
Brick and block is still a popular method of building a house.
Brick and block houses use a cavity wall construction with a gap
that should be filled with insulation, held together with wall ties
and laid on foundations.
The key to brick and block efficiency is having the correct
cavity width and appropriate insulation. Jewson can supply bricks
with recycled content, reclaimed bricks and EcostockTM
Brick built - flexibility
BRE rate the brick and block cavity wall standard highly and in
some cases A+, but there is debate about the relative advantages of
both timber frames and brick built systems: Which is the more fire
or rot resistant? Which offers better sound proofing or insulation?
However, the main advantage of brick and block construction is
flexibility. Timber frames need to be precision-engineered off-site
and require the same degree of precision on site, whereas brick
homes are easier to extend, and the internal layout can be more
painlessly altered later.
The Eco brick
The new Hanson EcostockTM range uses cutting edge
technology to reduce energy consumption by up to 50% in the
The EcostockTM range available from Jewson reflects
the future demands of manufacturing and the environment, offering
advanced colour, dimensional accuracy and quality.
Please ask your local Jewson branch for further details.
- Do your bit for the environment by using either reclaimed,
recycled or Ecobrick stock.
- For many years the cavity between the block and the brick has
been 50mm; nowadays it's more likely to be 75mm or more. Check with
your SAP assessor or architect for details.
- Reclaimed bricks can really enhance the look, charm and
character of a property.
- Homes built with brick are easily extended.
- Public perception favours this method when reselling.
Jewson has everything you'll need...
- Delivery Service; The procurement strength of Jewson ensures
that we can deliver the very best product on the market at the very
best price. The majority of our transport fleet have crane off-load
lorries to deliver direct to your site, in most cases within 24
- Online Brick Library; A large number of Jewson branches are
specialist brick centres.