In this app we have brought together the two areas for using aircrete, the design process and building. The first section looks at the design elements needed to create successful masonry structures and the second how to build successfully.
Designing with Aircrete
This has been written to help architects and specifiers achieve the most efficient designs using H+H UK products, whether for low-rise housing or multi-storey buildings.
There is detail on Structural Design when building Low Rise Housing (up to three storeys), designing with higher strength blockwork and Eurocode 6. Also included is information on H+H product, from below DPC to roof level, together with their characteristics and uses.
The guide also includes notes on using aircrete in cavity, solid, internal and separating walls. Accommodation of movement, the positioning of joist hangers, restraining straps, wall ties and lintels, along with using aircrete with dissimilar materials are also highlighted in this document.
This includes detailed guidance on: stacking and storage, recommended mortar types and strength, laying blocks, cutting, chasing and fixing to blocks, applying internal and external finishes.