C.A. FUDGE and M. BARNARD Kingsway Technology Ltd and Prowling Homes Ltd

This paper describes a project on the use of large format AAC masonry units in thin joint mortar for the construction of houses in the UK. It was carried out in a number of stages to look at various aspects of housebuilding in the UK followed by a similar examination of the industry in northern Germany and the Netherlands. After site visits, a laboratory and full scale trial took place, adapting continental practice and techniques to make them more appropriate for UK waiting solutions. The paper discusses why certain options were chosen and suggests further ways to develop the UK market.