Technical Information

Technical datasheets

Thermal Performance

Aircrete has excellent thermal insulation characteristics, offering good thermal insulation and robust construction details, good thermal mass and air tightness properties.

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Design Flexibility

Aircrete products are available in a range of sizes and densities so that a huge variety of buildings can be created from town houses to flats and apartments.

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Fire Protection

Aircrete blocks do not burn. They are classified as non-combustible, having a Euroclass of A1 (the highest possible) and have a “class 0 (zero) surface spread of flame”.

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Health & Safety

Aircrete is a strong but lightweight, low mass building material, allowing relatively large units to be used repetitively and without exceeding the guidelines for one-person lifting.

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Sound

Aircrete’s intrinsic acoustic efficiency makes it a particularly appropriate material to use for internal and external walls in order to comply with Part E requirements.

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Masonry Design for Disproportionate Collapse

This Technical Note was first published in 2005 to provide assistance for the structural design of traditional masonry buildings to resist accidental damage in accordance with requirements given in The Building Regulations for England & Wales and supporting technical guidance provided in Approved Document A (Structure). As the Approved Document was amended in 2010 and again in 2013 this updated Technical Guide includes these latest Building Regulation changes.

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Withdrawal of Old APA Construction Details

The publication of the latest Constructive Details handbook for solid external walls completes the set for aircrete blocks, with the common constructions of partial fill, full fill and externally insulated solid walls all now being covered.

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Application datasheets

Below ground

The light weight and faster build-speed of aircrete blocks mean foundations can be constructed quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

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Floors

Beam and aircrete block suspended floor systems offer improved thermal insulation, reliability and performance, whilst their lightweight construction and simple, system-build installation provides faster build times.

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External walls

Used for rendered or tile-hung external wall constructions, aircrete offers the labour-saving benefits of fast build whilst being one of the most cost-effective overall forms of construction using traditional skills.

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Solid walls

Building with solid external walls provides a speedy form of construction that takes full advantage of aircrete’s unique combination of light weight, strength and superior thermal performance.

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Systems datasheets

Thin Joint Blockwork

Faster build times and increased productivity on site are offered by aircrete's thin joint system. Thin layer mortar combined with aircrete blocks is an innovative building system that improves thermal performance, air tightness and waste reduction.

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