Products & Manufacturing

The products for masonry construction are locally available through established local suppliers or direct from the many manufacturers. 

Concrete blocks can either be aircrete or aggregate. These have different manufacturing processes that result in different densities and properties. Manufacturers of aircrete and aggregate blocks can be found through their product specialist committess: Aircrete Blocks and Concrete Blocks.

Bricks and other clay products are also universally available and locally manufactured in the UK, see Brick Development Association

Masonry walls rely on more than bricks/blocks and mortar.  Much of the innovation has come from developments in the ancillary products such as wall ties, insulation, lintels, cavity closures.

About MPA Masonry

MPA Masonry is the industry body that represents the manufacturers of concrete blocks. MPA Masonry also provides information to housing developers, designers, housebuilders, end-users and occupants to enable them to understand the benefits of masonry construction and how masonry contributes to a sustainable built environment. MPA Masonry is part of the Mineral Products Association.

MPA Masonry’s members manufacture aircrete products, dense and lightweight concrete blocks, and mortars.

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To join MPA Masonry

If you are interested in joining MPA Masonry, contact us via telephone: +44 (0) 116 232 5170 or email: masonry@mineralproducts.org