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 bricks.

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 manufacturing process.

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.

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Trade Tips

  • 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.

Homeowner Benefits

  • 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 hours.
  • Online Brick Library; A large number of Jewson branches are specialist brick centres.