Building Research Establishment.

In April 1988, the British Masonry Society held a Symposium on “Workmanship in Masonry Construction” at the Building Research Station. To coincide with this, BRE held a mini open day on its masonry-related activities. This paper summarises the BRE displays on the following subjects:
Masonry testing at BRE; bond wrench; corrosion of galvanised wall-ties; cavity wall-tie detection; thermal performance of walls; cavity wall insulation; cost effectiveness of thermal insulation; acid deposition; sound insulation between dwellings; damage due to settlement and heave; external rendering on masonry; durability of mortar.