Dense Concrete Blocks
Face Dimensions: 440mm x 215mm
|Thickness (mm)||Form||Paint grade||Metres per pack||Approx density (Kg/m3)||Approx weight (Kg)||Standard strength (N/mm2)||Approx drying shrinkage (1%)||￼λ (W/mK) at 3%m.c||λ (W/mK) at 5%m.c||R (m2K/W) at 3%m.c||R (m2K/W) at 5%m.c||Approx built weight (Kg/m2)||Notional fire resistance (HRS)||Sound reduction value (dB)|
* = To order only
Suitable for use
Further information refer to BS 5628 : Part 1 : 2005 Code of Practice for the structure use of masonry.
Dense concrete blocks are manufactured using graded crushed limestone aggregates complying with BS EN 12620 : 2002 along with a Portland cement binder.
Our range of standard quality dense concrete blocks are available from stock with a minimum average compressive strength of 7.3N/mm2. Higher strengths of 10.4N/mm2, 15N/mm2 and 21N/mm2 are available but would generally require to be specially ordered.
It should be noted that the higher strength blocks could vary slightly in colour and texture along with a marginal increase in block weight and density.
Further information on high strength dense concrete blocks is available from our sales department.
The thermal resistance (m2K/W) of the various dense concrete blocks is tabulated to provide component values that can be combined with similar information on other components forming external wall construction thus enabling the calculation and comparison of the overall thermal conductivity of different constructional solutions. The K values (W/mK) are based on the standard values for concrete blocks given in the CIBSE guide
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Drying shrinkage will not exceed the limiting values specified in BS EN 772-14 : 2002 when measured in accordance with that specification. Drying shrinkage may not occur if the product is used in permanently damp conditions.
Built in Weight
The figures given are for single leaf construction excluding wall finishes.
Notional Periods of Fire Resistance
Figures given above are for load bearing single leaf, unplastered construction. Dense concrete blocks are non combustible and conform to Class 0 rating for the surface spread of flame. For further information refer to BS 5628 : Part 3 : 2005.
In addition to our standard quality dense concrete blocks range, we have available a range of blocks manufactured for the purpose of receiving direct decoration systems. This block should not be used for rendered finishes and it should be noted that it is not intended for fair faced work as the product may be subject to shade and texture variations.
The general properties of this range of blocks is as given for standard quality dense concrete blocks.
Dense concrete brickettes are available for use in areas of block work where closure or coursing details are required to be carried out in similar density materials.
Brickettes enable this work to be accomplished neatly and provides the sensible alternative to cutting full blocks.
Dense Concrete Brickettes
|Size (mm)||Form||No/Pack||Approx weight (Kg)|
|100 x 215 x 65||No frogs or holes||416||2.7|