When you think of masonry blocks, you probably imagine retaining walls and plain buildings. This material is very popular for practical applications, but it actually holds enormous potential when it comes to home décor style. Builders who haven’t explored the possibilities should take a closer look because you could discover new, affordable ways to impress your clients!
The Benefits of Masonry Blocks
Visuals aside, there are many functional benefits of using masonry blocks. Why should you consider incorporating block into your next job?
Blocks are a Sustainable Building Material
Builders who are concerned about the planet will appreciate the fact that block is a sustainable building material. Its primary ingredients are naturally made and found in abundance.
Manufacturing Produces Minimal Waste
The block manufacturing process produces minimal waste. In fact, much of the waste is recyclable. Many manufacturers will re-use 80% or more of their fired waste to make more block or other products.
Blocks are Extremely Durable
Blocks are very durable and can withstand wind and the elements. It’s also long-lasting compared to other building materials, like wood. It doesn’t get chewed on by termites or rodents, and it won’t rot.
Blocks Offer Fire Protection
When it comes to fire protection, block is a great choice. It will not burn, which means it can help keep fires contained. No one wants a fire in their home, but if one starts, you are more likely to see less damage when building with blocks.
Blocks are Very Low Maintenance
If your client’s hate home maintenance, then they will love masonry blocks! They’re very easy to care for and rarely require any attention at all.
Turning Masonry Blocks into Beautiful Living Spaces
It’s important to forget about the old idea of blocks and envision the future style options it offers. Even plain white or grey can have a profound impact on the look of your home. Build one or two masonry block walls in a room to add texture that looks attractive and clean. Blocks also make a beautiful backdrop for kitchen counters and home bars. Try pairing with solid bold or dark colour furniture for a handsome contrast.
If you are looking for something with more personality, try coloured blocks. They are just as strong and reliable but add a different tone to the project. ABC Bricks carries Austral, Adbri, and National Masonry blocks in a wide range of colours. Try something natural like Adbri’s Oatmeal or Ivory or add an industrial touch with shades like Steel or Ebony. Austral’s Brisbane, Endeavour, and Sydney Blends combine soft grey tones with hints of orange and yellow. National Masonry adds their own unique touch with deep green Wilderness or olive-tone Paperbark.
Visit our Arundel showroom today to see these and many other block options in person. Our staff are available to answer questions and help you find the colour combinations you need for your next building project.