H+H approved Thin-Joint contractors, Derrick Bros, chose the Thin-Joint system, defined as a Modern Method of Construction, when constructing two detached houses on a new housing estate in Hawkinge, Kent.
Brothers, Darren and Dean Derrick have been advocates of the system since being trained at a local college 20 years ago. It is their preferred solution to achieve a high-quality finish.
Benefits of Thin-Joint
The fast-build system means the building shell is water-tight sooner and first-fix trades can get to work earlier. Darren said: “Contractors are often working to tight timescales so it makes sense to use products that can deliver on that. The Celfix adhesive sets so much quicker than traditional mortar. I can lay ten packs of blocks in a day - you couldn’t do that with sand and cement.”
Another benefit for Darren is how much cleaner the system is to use, with less wastage than with traditional bricks and mortar, making it more cost-effective. “With sand and cement, you need to send a labourer in to clean down each day, there’s no need to do that with Thin-Joint. There are no sand piles, no mortar silos and no cement mixer running all day, so it’s quieter too. It just doesn’t make sense to build the old-fashioned way – that’s like living in the dark ages!”
Darren continued: “You can build a house out of traditional brick and mortar and make it look good, but with Thin Joint you can make it look so much better. The quality you can deliver is so much higher, the houses sell themselves. With the Thin-Joint system you’re always on to a winner!”
The top-quality finish of the two new detached houses constructed with H+H Thin-Joint is so good that Dean decided to buy one for his own family home.