Brick and block
Also referred to as masonry construction, brick and block is the most popular choice in the UK, with around 70% of self build homes being constructed with this system.
The brick and block system consists of an inner skin of blockwork, and an outer skin of brickwork or stone, with a cavity in between. The main structural support for the building is provided by the inner skin. The cavity gap can be filled with insulation, and also serves to prevent moisture reaching the inner skin.