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Concrete Blocks

Concrete blocks or cement blocks are a reliable and affordable way to make a home building simple, used by numerous local contractors and DIY-ers in the construction and home building industry. 

Here at Build it Plus Hermanus, we stock a wide range of cement blocks in differing sizes that are perfect for building sturdy structures like homes and outhouses. Some of our standard sizes include the Build it 140 Concrete Block (390 x 140 x 190mm) and Build it 190 Concrete Block (390 x 190 x 190mm).

A concrete block is primarily used as structure material in the construction of walls. It’s occasionally called a concrete masonry unit (CMU). A concrete block is one of several precast concrete products used in construction. The term precast refers to the fact that the blocks are formed and hardened before they’re brought to the job point. 

Concrete blocks are made from cast concrete (e.g. cement and aggregate, usually sand and fine gravel, for high-density blocks). Lower density blocks may use industrial wastes, such as fly ash or bottom ash, as an aggregate. Recycled materials, such as post-consumer glass, slag cement, or recycled aggregate, are often used in the composition of the blocks. The use of recycled materials within blocks can create different appearances in the block, such as a terrazzo finish, and may help the finished structure earn Leed certification. Lightweight blocks can also be produced using autoclaved aerated concrete.

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Concrete Lintels

Concrete Lintels are an affordable way to make a home building simple, they are used in residential and commercial buildings. Our precast reinforced concrete lintels have steel rods running the length of the beam to increase their strength under tension.

Reinforced concrete lintels play a pivotal role in any building’s structural integrity; used to span the openings for doors and windows, because of their strength, rigidity, fire resistance and ease to work with.

The thermal properties, resistance to fire and corrosion ensures that concrete lintels are an attractive alternative to steel lintels. 

Concrete lintels are a good insulator and are significantly less expensive than steel. Concrete lintels are available in a range of lengths, our best sellers being: 110mm x 1200mm and 110mm x 2100mm.



Build it Manufacturing - Concrete Pavers
Build it Manufacturing - Concrete Pavers

Concrete Pavers are extremely dense units which possess exceptional strength and durability, superior stability under severe loads, and are unaffected by the extremes of heat and frost. Pavers can be applied in both residential and commercial settings, including surface coverings for driveways, parking lots, promenades, sidewalks, pool decks, patios, streets, golf cart paths and even roof gardens.

Each unit has joints that allow for a small amount of movement without cracking, concrete pavers are a sensible and aesthetically attractive choice for all outdoor surfaces.

All that is required to keep the concrete pavers in good condition is to sweep the area and rinse with water. You do not need any special equipment or professional assistance to keep the surface looking great for years to come. If one or more concrete pavers are damaged, you do not have to repair an entire section. Simply remove and replace the affected paving blocks.

Here at Build it Plus Hermanus, we have a diverse range of coloured concrete pavers, our best sellers being: Tan, Red, Charcoal and Grey Pavers. 190mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 50mm (H)

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