Bricks, Blocks & Masonry Products – September 2020

Bricks, Blocks & Masonry Products – September 2020



Parex’s MPR multipurpose render is a weather resistant grey render for internal and external walls which can be easily applied by hand or spray machines. This factory-produced render can replace site mix render — the applicator simply needs to add water to the mix — with one product, and gives consistent mix proportions and performance.

Suitable as a base coat for receiving a Parex decorative finish such as Crylane, Revlane+, Silicane or Siloxane, the render can be used on masonry and walls conforming to BS EN 1996 including blocks made from concrete, clay, aircrete, and expanded clay insulation as well as shuttered concrete, stone and brick.

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Said to further the company’s commitment to developing modern methods of construction (MMCs), Forterra’s brick slip system is suitable for use in a range of construction and architectural projects and is described as offering “unparalleled features and benefits without the risks or limitations of previous brick slip systems”.

The system is lightweight and non-combustible, with practical benefits including flexible installation and cost efficiency for use in a variety of new build and refurbishment projects. It can be fixed to a variety of backing wall types including steel framing systems, timber frame and concrete.

To view a video of the SureBrick system, click


BIM Objects

Wienerberger has been awarded a BSI Kitemark for its BIM (Building Information Modelling) objects as part of the company’s ongoing digital transformation. To achieve the certification, a complete audit by BSI of the manufacturer’s BIM Objects took place to ensure that they are a true likeness of its physical products.

Having received the Kitemark, the supplier says its customers “can have complete confidence during the design, construction and asset management phases of a project that what they see onscreen will translate seamlessly into a physical product.”

To see a short video on Wienerberger’s approach to BIM, head to:


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