Coloured Wall Blocks

Masonry walls can be laid to fit into an existing structure and can be laid around openings and other structural members.

Whilst not sacrificing aesthetics, concrete masonry provides an efficient medium for supporting vertical loads, as well as effective resistance to horizontal loads.

Aesthetics, Colour and Texture.

Plain face

Plain face units are available in a number of textures, each of which tends to reflect the type of mix employed. The coarsest face is obtained from a ‘no-fines’ mix. The texture becomes less coarse as the fines content and the moisture content in the mix is increased, giving a more workable concrete.

Honed face

To achieve a finely striated finish that appears similar to that produced by a diamond saw cut, dense concrete units can be honed by passing them through a machine that grinds approximately 2 mm from the surface. Both the face and an end can be honed to facilitate corners in the finished masonry.

Polished face

Further polishing after honing will produce a very smooth surface approaching that normally associated with terrazzo. The block undergoes several passes of the polishing disks, initially to remove scratches and striations, then to grind smooth and finally, to put a shine on the surface. Both the face and an end can be polished to facilitate corners in the finished masonry. Colour variations can also be achieved in polished and honed masonry.

Split face

Split face units are amongst the most popular facing units supplied. They are produced as ‘double-sized’ elements. After curing, the elements are split by shearing to defined profiles. The standard splitter induces a vertical split giving a block or brick with a tailored finish. If a more rugged character is sought the unit is split in a special machine using angled blades. Alternatively, the unit may be put through a hammer mill to remove the longitudinal arises following splitting.