What is Conventional Building?
Brick & Block Masonry Buildings
Many people use the term Conventional Build’, or building, to imply the use of masonry for the outside walls, where ‘masonry’ infers the use of bricks and/or concrete blocks for these.
Other Forms of Masonry
However, this could also include stone, aerated lightweight concrete blocks, breeze blocks, hollow clay pots, ‘no-fines’ concrete, and a number of other materials. These could be used as the structural elements of the building, but they could also just provide weather-proof ‘rain screens’, or architectural features for the façade, with no other purpose.
Masonry House with Timber Roof
Influence of Traditions & Location on
Also, of course, there are medieval houses which used massive timber posts and beams for the structure usually in-filled with ‘wattle & daub’, bricks – often featured as ‘herringbone brickwork’- or stone. There are many examples of such structures throughout Britain, for example in our ‘Black & White’ Tudor homes.
Medieval Half Timbered Houses, Chester
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