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Blocks are identified as being a building unit that is similar in composition to brick but is much larger in size. We offer a variety of options, including:  

  • Concrete ones are made using cast concrete; this means that they have been manufactured from a mould. They are a popular choice because they are inexpensive, as well as being strong and durable. Dense Concrete Blocks are very adaptable and can be used as part of most projects, both above and below ground. They are useful for building separating walls.  

  • Lightweight Blocks are made from expanded clay aggregate, which has a ceramic exterior and honeycomb centre. Expanded clay aggregate creates a block that has both thermal and sound insulation. This is ideal for reducing noise and keeping out extreme weather conditions. Lightweight Block is suitable for construction work; they are safer and easier to use whilst also still being reliable and strong.  

  • Solid is dense and suitable for use below ground level, including within soil that contains aggressive chemicals, such as Sulphate. It is not possible to paint directly onto a solid one. However, if you do wish to paint them, you can add either rendering or plaster.  

  • Hollow is excellent for structural work, including high-strength retaining walls, external walls, and cavity walls. They are incredibly durable, fire resistant and low maintenance. Plaster or render can be added if you wish to paint them.  

  • Breeze Blocks are a structurally reliable option, with excellent insulation properties. They are sometimes referred to as Cinder Blocks, as they are manufactured from cinder (coal) aggregate.   

  • Foundation Blocks are manufactured from concrete. They are popular because they offer insulation, meaning that they are more economically friendly compared to older foundation methods.   

  • Aerated are lightweight, strong and reliable. They are commonly used as infill for beam and block flooring. Other uses include cavity walls, separating walls, foundations, as well as flanking and partition walls.  

If you require advice and guidance before purchasing block, please contact your local branch.