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Grey Blocks

Introducing Australia’s Lightest Concrete Block

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The Lightweight Alternative

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Weighing in at just 11.5 kilograms, Apex Masonry manufactures the lightest structural concrete block available on the Australian market.

At Apex Masonry, we respond to everyday challenges with practical innovations that make our products easier to use. Our design team and production engineers have developed a unique mix of basalt, bottom ash and coarse fly ash that delivers Australia’s only 11.5kg concrete block unit – increasing strength while reducing weight with 30 percent recycled materials.

Speed up your block laying process by up to 20%

Apex Masonry’s range of concrete blocks offers a complete building system with H blocks, channels, knock-outs and many fractions. Save time and reduce costs while handling a lighter and smarter block with grab points for easy handling.

 

Load Bearing & High Strength MPA Blocks

To answer everyday practical challenges onsite – Apex Masonry high strength blocks are tinted to immediately distinguish them from the standard concrete block range:

  • A unique colour identifier for ease of handling, storage and engineering sign-off
  • Testing certificates for extra strength blocks available on request

Manufactured & Tested to Australian Standards

Apex Masonry concrete blocks are manufactured in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS4455.1:2008 and tested under Australian Standard AS4456:2013:

  • Lightweight & loadbearing
  • Fire & sound rating
  • Test reports available

 

  • Lightweight

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    Compressive Strength rated

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    Acoustic rated

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    Insulation rated

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    Fire-rated

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    Grab points for easy handling

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    30% recycled materials

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    Always straight & square

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    Innovative designs

Applications

  • Load bearing & non-load bearing walls
  • Veneer walling
  • Commercial & residential buildings
  • Retaining Walls
  • Firewalls & Partition Walls
  • Fences & Screen Walls
  • Basement & Carpark Walls
  • Planter boxes
  • Entrance Walls
  • Letterboxes
  • Posts & Piers

  • Grey

Please note there has been exceptional care to provide you with the best indication of colour. However, we do strongly advise you to always sight product samples or displays before use. Due to natural variations in raw materials, colours may vary from the images provided.

Block Formats

Specifications

Size: See Full Block list

Material: Concrete

How many standard blocks are there to a square metre?

12.5; 2.5 blocks to a lineal metre

How much block fill is required when core filling the blocks?

Below are recommendations only - not guaranteed amounts

150mm Standard Blocks - 0.53 m³ of concrete/100 blocks or 1m³ of concrete/188 blocks.

200mm Standard Blocks - 0.86 m³ of concrete/100 blocks or 1m³ of concrete/121 blocks.

200mm H Blocks - 0.886 m³ of concrete/100 blocks or 1m³ of concrete/116 blocks.

300mm Standard Blocks -1.22 m³ of concrete/100 blocks or 1m³ of concrete/82 blocks.

300mm H Blocks -1.37 m³ of concrete/100 blocks or 1m³ of concrete/73 blocks.

Are your grey blocks fire rated?

Yes, please see our Fire & Acoustic brochure for more information.

What are the different Slab Options?

Please see our Grey Block Handy Hints Guide for more information.

How do you build a Bonded Pier?

Please see our Grey Block Handy Hints Guide for more information.

What is the benefit of a Control Joint in a wall?

Please see our Grey Block Handy Hints Guide for more information.

How do you use a Cleanout Block, Tile & Spring?

Please see our Grey Block Handy Hints Guide for more information.

What is the set out for creating a blockwork corner?

Please see our Grey Block Handy Hints Guide for more information.

How does a Louvre Block work?

Please see our Grey Block Handy Hints Guide for more information.

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