Thin Joint Masonry is recognised as a Modern Method of Construction which provides an alternative to traditional
sand/cement mortar allowing the depth of the mortar to be reduced from at least 10mm to 3mm or less. It is a fast
clean accurate system of construction which uses autoclaved aerated concrete blocks of close dimensional tolerance
with 2-3mm mortar joints.
With the increasing emphasis on higher build quality, improved thermal performance, airtightness, greater productivity,
and waste reduction that is expected within the UK construction industry today, the benefits of Thin Joint Masonry are
becoming increasingly more relevant. The SIM/Passive House concept is based on the principles of all-around super-insulation, avoiding cold bridging, incorporating high levels of air tightness.
The system of Thin Joint Masonry has many of the characteristics of traditional blockwork construction hence there is
familiarity and flexibility with the build process.
The benefits of Thin Joint Masonry are:
Faster build speed
¥ Increased productivity
¥ Improved airtightness
Higher build quality ¥ Dramatically Improved thermal performance ¥ Reduced site wastage