There are different kinds of masonry blocks, each with its own strengths and purposes. Depending on the type of project, some masonry blocks are better suited than others. When you have construction or bricklaying work done, an expert in bricklaying and masonry blocks in NZ, working with a reputable company like RF Masonry, will ensure that your project is completed to the highest standard using the right materials.
Concrete is one of the most common materials used for masonry. There are two main kinds of concrete blocks: hollow blocks and solid blocks. Each type has more of its own variations.
Concrete is a common building material, in part, due to its strength and durability. That strength can be varied depending on the amount of water, cement and aggregate used, making it extremely versatile. It is a long-lasting material too, able to resist fire, rusting, erosion and other weathering. It’s relatively inexpensive and easily available, making it a great choice for many areas of construction.
Hollow blocks are considered hollow when they have at least a quarter of their total area made up of a voided area. With hollow blocks, the solid area of the clock must be more than half of the block’s total area. The size, shape and placement of the hollow area vary depending on the block’s intended purpose and the manufacturer’s specifications. Hollow concrete blocks are often used to build walls and partitions. Because they are hollow, they tend to be lighter in weight which means that they add less weight to the total weight of a structure. There are many types of concrete blocks, including:
- Bullnose block
- Corner block
- Frogged brick block
- Jamb block
- Lintel block
- Partition block
- Pillar block
- Stretcher block
Solid concrete blocks are heavier, made from a dense aggregate. They are very strong, making them an ideal, stable choice for many structures, especially for load-bearing walls. Compared to bricks, solid concrete blocks are larger in size, which means a structure can be built much faster.
No matter the type of masonry blocks you choose for your project, you need the skills and expertise of a reputable bricklayer to get the job done right.
At RF Masonry, our experienced team is committed to delivering excellent results while adhering to the strictest safety standards. Working with the finest materials, including brick veneers, Envirocon blocks and masonry blocks in NZ, along with our hard work and attention to detail contribute to our successful project history. To find out more about us or to receive a free, no-obligation quote and free consultation, you can get in touch with us on 027 340 6403.