This means solid masonry wall
constructions and timber roof structures made by joiners - the core ingredients that have contributed to our expertly-built houses for the last five decades.
But the walls of Queen's Building, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (AR February 1996) show how stone can be given back its integrity as a contemporary solid masonry wall
. The building is a 200-seat concert hall adjacent to a seventeenth-century chapel by Wren, built of Ketton stone.
The existing facility had been primarily composed of solid masonry walls
. The new project called for transparency, energy, and lightness of form.
Originating in 1931, the main residence is substantially built in the traditional manner of solid masonry walls
, rendered under a slated roof.
Uninsulated solid masonry walls
in Dubai, both residential and commercial, scream for EIFS.
The homes also benefit from the "church" effect as they are built using solid masonry walls
, insulated externally - allowing them to retain heat in the winter and absorb it in the summer.
The building is nothing but solid masonry walls
, tiled rooms, poured concrete, iron and steel.
Traditional buildings are categorised as those built before 1919 and characterised with solid masonry walls
. In Wales 34% of the building stock is traditionally built, compared to 22% in England, 20% in Scotland, 16% in Northern Ireland and incidentally only 10% in the Republic of Ireland.