Concrete building blocks are popular building materials for many reasons - they’re readily available, affordable, and strong – and despite being man-made, concrete blocks are also a sustainable choice. As leading manufacturers and suppliers of quality concrete products in the South, our concreting experts outline some of the benefits of concrete blocks for construction.
Strong & durable
As with the majority of concrete-made structures, the natural components in concrete mean that concrete blocks are strong and able to stand the test of time, and as concrete tends to get stronger with time, it makes concrete blocks a great candidate for buildings, security barriers and block walls.
Concrete blocks also have a high thermal mass which means they are extremely effective at absorbing and storing heat. Where a wooden structure will quickly succumb to flames, a concrete block building can resist them and limit fire’s ability to spread quickly.
To protect the safety and integrity of your project, all our concrete blocks at Wright Mini Mix are fire-resistant, boasting a fire safety grade of A1, the very highest rating available.
When a building is designed and constructed well, concrete blocks help keep it cool during the summer months and warm in the winter. This allows the building to achieve the highest levels of long-term energy efficiency possible and contributes to the building’s overall sustainability and low running costs.
Oftentimes, environmentally friendly choices come with a hefty price tag. Concrete blocks remain affordable, especially since they allow for rapid construction on any project, saving not only money, but time.
If you’re looking for high quality concrete blocks at fantastic prices for your residential or commercial project, go to our concrete blocks page to discover more about the blocks from the South’s leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete products.