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Concrete Blocks and Blockwork

  • Beco -makers of Wallform, an insulating concrete formwork system (ICF) -polystyrene blocks are clipped together and filled with in situ concrete.
  • Besblock -facing blocks, plus lightweight and dense aggregate blocks from Telford, Shropshire.
  • Castle Cement -a comprehensive site offering information on how to buy and use cement; cement manufacture; and environmental issues associated with cement production.
  • Celcon -manufacturer of aircrete blocks and their patented thin joint system for rapid construction.
  • Concrete Block Association -trade body representing manufacturers of aggregate concrete building block in Great Britain.
  • Concrete Society -organisation involved in all aspects of concrete construction, prividing information and impartial advice.
  • Durisol -blocks made using a proprietary cementbonded wood fibre material, composed of specially graded recycled waste wood (100% clean, natural softwood lumber), that is neutralized and mineralized, and then bonded together with Portland cement.
  • Forticrete -masonry and stone walling and roofing products, from paint grade to high quality polished finish.
  • Hanson Concrete Products Ltd -leading supplier of heavy building materials, including paviors, bricks, blocks and concrete structures.
  • Lignacite -specialists in facing masonry blockwork using a range of aggregate finishes -natural, weathered, split and polished.
  • Masterblock -offers a range of concrete blocks, including Enviroblock environmentally engineered building block produced from selected waste raw materials.
  • Mona Precast (Anglesey) Ltd -concrete and lightweight insulating blocks -not a very inspiring website though.
  • Plasmor Ltd -privately owned concrete and facing block manufacturer supplying a wide range of concrete products to the building industry throughout the UK.Block finishes include textured, shot blasted and split face.
  • Sipcrete -highly insulated concrete block system designed for rapid construction.
  • Tarmac Topblock -very comprehensive site from possibly the biggest manufacturer of blocks in the UK, their product range includes aircrete, dense, and lightweight aggregate blocks.
  • Thakeham -manufacturer of concrete building blocks and paving based in West Sussex.
  • Thermalite -major manufacturer of aircrete building blocks.
  • Thomas Armstrong -supply a comprehensive range of aerated, lightweight and dense aggregate load bearing concrete blocks from factories in Newcastle upon Tyne, Thirsk in North Yorkshire, Silloth in Cumbria, Liverpool and Congleton in Cheshire.
  • Western Blocks -family based firm making concrete blockwork and other concrete products in west Cornwall.
  • Ziegel Blocks -combine the qualities of clay with modern technology to produce a sophisticated and easy to use construction system -the blocks are bonded with a thin bed adhesive with dry vertical joints and give high thermal performance.

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