Architectural Range

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Architectural Range: Designer Blocks & ULTRA BRICKS Overview 

National Masonry’s Architectural Range features the leading collection of decorative masonry Designer Blocks and our elegant ULTRA BRICKS. 

In Queensland and New South Wales, Designer Blocks are available in 6 contemporary colours in either a Smooth Face, Honed, Shot-blast, Polished or Split Face finishes.

Our ULTRA BRICKS are available in 5 beautiful colours with a velvety Smooth texture that opens up a world of design possibilities.  Whether large or small, National Masonry’s range of decorative blocks will give your next project the winning edge.

Value Added Finishes

Value added finished masonry is supplied as a single face product. When only one face is value added, the back side of the block may not be suitable as a face finish due to the value adding process. If both faces are value added, both faces will be suitable for a face work but care will be required when laying as there may be 2-5mm difference in the width of the individual blocks due to the honing / polishing process.

Our New ULTRA BRICK in Smooth Finish extends our range even further to provide a premium look in a traditional brick size.

 

Important Designer Range Information 

Lead Time

Lead times of up to 3 weeks for Smooth or Splitface or up to 6 weeks for Honed, Shot-blast or Polished apply to all coloured blocks and bricks. The longer lead times that apply to Honed, Shot-blast or Polished Finishes are due to the product needing time to cure (harden) sufficiently to withstand the pressures of processing and provide the ultimate in quality finishes.

Colour and Texture Variation

Some variation in colour and texture may occur due to natural variations in raw materials, including the colour of the stone aggregate that’s exposed in all finishes except Smooth.  So please always work from currently supplied samples.  You can order samples of Designer Block and ULTRA BRICK via the Contacts section of this website.  Colour variation can also occur from batch to batch making it essential to order all product requirements at the same time.  National Masonry® recommends that part sized blocks (fractions) are cut either at the factory on site from the same batch to maintain colour consistency.  Please always ensure your order quantities have been carefully checked and allowances made for wastage in cutting or potential alterations, as we are unable to accept returns on products that are made or cut to order and any extra product that needs to be made may not match previously manufactured products due to the nature of the raw materials described above. 

Blending

To obtain a consistent finish and mitigate colour variation, National Masonry® strongly recommends “blending” which is drawing product from multiple pallets on-site.

Blocks & Bricks Storage

Blocks must be kept dry on site before use and when laid. Freshly laid walls must be covered overnight and when rain interrupts work in order to prevent moisture entering the cores of the blocks. Failing to do this will increase the likelihood of efflorescence.

Mortar

Coloured Designer Range blocks and bricks contain an efflorescence inhibitor (Tech-Dry®). To complete the system, an additive must be used in mortar mix. National Masonry® supply and recommend TECH-DRYAD Mortar Additive. The consumption of additive varies significantly, 20 litres of mortar additive may lay approximately 1000-1500 Tech Dry Blocks.

Sealing

All Designer Range blocks and bricks should be cleaned and sealed with a quality penetrating sealer after installation. Failure to do so dramatically increases the likelihood and severity of efflorescence and general staining.

Using a bespoke combination of fine sands, aggregates, and high quality Oxide Pigments, National Masonry® create a solid fine textured masonry block with crisp sharp lines and rich colours. The use of natural raw materials gives the product its own character which cannot be matched by other more artificially processed building materials.

Smooth 20.01 (also other sizes) Smooth Face Charcoal Smooth Face Platinum Smooth Face Pearl Grey Smooth Face Glacier Smooth Face Macadamia Smooth Face Coco

Benefits

  • Smooth solid colour texture
  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • Low to zero maintenance required
  • High Fire Protection
  • Excellent thermal and acoustic performance
  • Manufactured locally by National Masonry® to strict Australian Standards
  • Sika® additive to reduce water absorption
  • High quality oxide pigments provide long lasting colour

Where to use

  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • External and internal walls for both residential and commercial projects
  • Retaining Walls
  • Feature Walls
  • Can be core filled for reinforced concrete wall applications

Which colour

Available in 6 unique and contemporary colours


Using a bespoke combination of fine sands, aggregates, and high quality Oxide Pigments, National Masonry® first creates a solid fine textured masonry block with crisp sharp lines and rich colours. The polishing process begins by grinding the surface layer off the block revealing the fine sands and aggregates in a matte finish. Using a diamond head, the face is then mechanically polished to provide a glass like finish.

Polished 20.01 (also other sizes) Polished Face Charcoal Polished Face Platinum Polished Face Pearl Grey Polished Face Glacier Polished Face Macadamia Polished Face Coco

Benefits

  • Prestigious high polish exposed aggregate face emulates a natural stone finish
  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • Low to zero maintenance required
  • High Fire Protection
  • Excellent thermal and acoustic performance
  • Manufactured locally by National Masonry® to strict Australian Standards
  • Sika® additive to reduce water absorption
  • High quality oxide pigments provide long lasting colour

Where to use

  • External and internal walls for both residential and commercial projects
  • Retaining Walls
  • Feature Walls
  • Can be core filled for reinforced concrete wall applications.

Which colour

Available in 6 unique and contemporary colours


With the Honing process, 2-3mm from the surface is removed by grinding. Either used individually, or combined with other surface textures, this will assist in the visual appeal of contemporary designs whether commercial or residential.

Honed 20.01 (also other sizes) Honed Face Charcoal Honed Face Platinum Honed Face Pearl Grey Honed Face Glacier Honed Face Macadamia Honed Face Coco

Benefits

  • Matt finish.
  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • Low to zero maintenance required
  • High Fire Protection
  • Excellent thermal and acoustic performance
  • Manufactured locally by National Masonry® to strict Australian Standards
  • Sika® additive to reduce water absorption
  • High quality oxide pigments provide long lasting colour

Where to use

  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • External and internal walls for both residential and commercial projects
  • Retaining Walls
  • Feature Walls
  • Can be core filled for reinforced concrete wall applications

Which colour

Available in 6 unique and contemporary colours


The Shot-blast process subtly exposes the aggregates. Using a bespoke combination of fine sands, aggregates, and high quality Oxide Pigments, National Masonry® create a masonry block with provides a natural aesthetic texture to external and internal walls.

Shot Blast 20.01 (also other sizes) Shot-blast Face Charcoal Shot-blast Face Platinum Shot-blast Face Pearl Grey Shot-blast Face Glacier Shot-blast Face Macadamia Shot-blast Face Coco

Benefits

  • Weathered, sawn, stone-like finish.
  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • Low to zero maintenance required
  • High Fire Protection
  • Excellent thermal and acoustic performance
  • Manufactured locally by National Masonry® to strict Australian Standards
  • Sika® additive to reduce water absorption
  • High quality oxide pigments provide long lasting colour

Where to use

  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • External and internal walls for both residential and commercial projects
  • Retaining Walls
  • Feature Walls
  • Can be core filled for reinforced concrete wall applications

Which colour

Available in 6 unique and contemporary colours


The Split Face block recreates a traditional masonry rock face finish with its bold textures and exposed aggregate finish. Crafted from a single master block, the splitting process uses diamond tipped blades to split the block to reveal a striking rock face finish.

Split 20.121 (also other sizes) Split Face Charcoal Split Face Platinum Split Face Pearl Grey Split Face Glacier Split Face Macadamia Split Face Coco

Benefits

  • Exposed aggregate rock face look.
  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • Low to zero maintenance required
  • High Fire Protection
  • Excellent thermal and acoustic performance
  • Manufactured locally by National Masonry® to strict Australian Standards
  • Sika® additive to reduce water absorption
  • High quality oxide pigments provide long lasting colour

Where to use

  • External and internal walls for both residential and commercial projects
  • Retaining Walls
  • Feature Walls
  • Can be core filled for reinforced concrete wall applications

Which colour

Available in 6 unique and contemporary colours


Not just another brick, the ULTRA BRICK has been designed and engineered from the ground up to deliver a premium pressed brick with an exquisitely uniform finish. A bespoke mix of of the finest raw materials have been combined with the latest pressing technology to produce a brick that is perfect in shape, consistency, durability and easy to lay. Delivering crisp lines, rich colour and a velvet-like, fine-grained texture, the ULTRA BRICK is the brick range for the 21st Century.

Smooth Face Ultra Brick Smooth Face Charcoal Smooth Face Platinum Smooth Face Pearl Grey Smooth Face Coco Smooth Face Terracota

Benefits

  • Velvety smooth fine grained texture.
  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • Low to zero maintenance required
  • High Fire Protection
  • Excellent thermal and acoustic performance
  • Manufactured locally by National Masonry® to strict Australian Standards
  • Sika® additive to reduce water absorption
  • High quality oxide pigments provide long lasting colour

Where to use

  • Suitable for load bearing and non-loading applications
  • External and internal walls for both residential and commercial projects
  • Structural landscape designs
  • Fences
  • Feature Walls

Which colour

Available in 5 unique and contemporary colours


Experiencing a strong resurgence in popularity in recent years, Breeze Blocks have also undergone a full transformation with quality innovations that will delight any designer. With a contemporary colour range and re-imagined surface textures and designs, modern Breeze Blocks will take the movement of light and air through your project to the next level.

Sea Breeze Sea Breeze Charcoal Sea Breeze Platinum Sea Breeze Glacier Tetra Tetra Ebony Tetra Grey Tetra White Rhombus Rhombus Ebony Rhombus Grey Rhombus White

Benefits

  • Honed front and rear faces on Sea Breeze, Rhombus and Tetra gives a silky smooth finish and exposed aggregate
  • Suitable for non-loading applications
  • Low to zero maintenance required
  • Manufactured to strict Australian Standards
  • Additives in concrete mix to reduce water absorption
  • High quality oxide pigments provide long lasting colour

Where to use

  • Suitable for non-loading applications
  • External and internal walls for both residential and commercial projects
  • Structural landscape designs
  • Fences
  • Feature Walls

Which colour

Sea Breeze available in
3 colours with both sides Honed

Rhombus & Tetra available in
3 colours with both sides Honed
Please note: these blocks use different materials and will look
different to other blocks in our Designer Block range

More Breeze Block options coming soon in Smooth Grey & White – please enquire!




ImageProduct CodeProduct NameDimensionsWeight per unit (kg)Units per m2Units per palletAvailable FinishesAvailable Colours
10.01Standard 390x190x9010.312.5195Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
10.02Three Quarter Length290x190x908.1240Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
10.03Half Length190x190x905.5360Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
10.31Solid390x190x9014.812.5156Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
10.71Standard Half Height390x90x905.325390Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
15.01Standard390x140x19012.712.5144Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
15.02Three Quarter Length 290x140x19010.6160Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacierr
15.03Half Length190x140x1906.4240Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
15.227/8 Length (Corner Option)340x140x19011.6125Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
15.42Full Length Channel390x140x19012.512.5144Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
15.71Half Height Hollow390x140x90625288Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.01Standard390x140x19016.212.5108Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.02Three Quarter Length 290x140x19011.5144Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceAlabaster, Pearl Grey, Platinum, Charcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.03Half Length190x140x1909.0180Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.42Channel#390x140x19015.912.5108Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.71Standard Half Height390x140x907.625216Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
30.01Standard*390x190x29020.8212.572Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
30.03Half Length190x290x19015.3144Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
30.42Channel390x290x1902572Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
30.925Standard#390x290x19020.2712.572Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
40.925400mm Pier Block390x390x19023.912.554Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
50.31Capping Tile390x190x406.6270Smooth Face, Shot-blast Face, Honed Face, Polished FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
120.715ULTRA BRICK230x110x763.850500Smooth FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Terracotta
Breeze BlockSea Breeze390x190x14012.712.5108n/aCharcoal, Platinum, Glacier
Breeze BlockRhombus390x190x14012.212.5108n/aEbony, Grey, White
Breeze BlockTetra390x190x14012.212.5108n/aEbony, Grey, White



ImageProduct CodeProduct NameDimensionsWeight per unit (kg)Units per palletAvailable FinishesAvailable Colours
10.101Full Length Standard390x95x19014.8108Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
10.109Half Height390x90x908.0216Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.121Full Length Standard390x190x19017.5108Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.123Half Length190x190x19011.1180Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.127Half Height390x190x908.75180Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.139Corner Return390x190x19018.990Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.141Corner Return Half190x190x19012.3180Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
20.142Full Length Channel390x190x19017.0108Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
30.121Full Length Standard390x190x29022.072Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier
30.142Full Length Channel390x190x29025.7572Split FaceCharcoal, Platinum, Pearl Grey, Coco, Macadamia, Glacier



Product PhotoProduct NameDimensionsSizeNotes
Bagged Mortar SandBulka Bag1200kgIdeal for blocks with enhanced workability
Bagged Mortar SandBulka Bag620kgIdeal for blocks with enhanced workability
Concrete BlendBulka Bag1200kgBlended Sand & Aggregate - just add cement and water
Cement - GP Grey or Off White20kg
Off White Cement20kg
Premix Coloured Mortar - White20kgBlended cement, sand & oxide - just add water
Premix Coloured Mortar - Grey20kgBlended cement, sand & oxide - just add water
Premix Coloured Mortar - Charcoal20kgBlended cement, sand & oxide - just add water
Mortar Additive (Tech Dry)5L, 20LMortar additive to improve water resistance & reduce efflo
Brickies Mate1LMortar Plasticiser preferred by most brickies
Environex Clearseal Sealer2L, 10L, 20LEconomical water based single coat pre-sealer
Environex Synergy Sealer2L, 10L, 20LPremium, penetrating, surface consolidating sealer - resists salt
Environex Hi-Lite Sealer2L, 10L, 20LPremium, colour enhancing semi-penetrating sealer
Enviroshield Enhancer Plus Sealer2L, 10L, 20LPremium, colour enhancing semi-penetrating sealer
Enviroshield Consolidator Plus Sealer2L, 10L, 20LEconomical, penetrating, surface consolidating sealer - resists salt
Environex Anti-Eff Efflorescence Cleaner1L, 5L, 15LSpecially formulated acidic cleaner for removing mortar and efflorescence
Environex Maestro Cleaner1L, 5LSpecially formulated chlorinated cleaner for removing moss, algae, mold & organic stains

Designer Blocks and ULTRA BRICKS Delivery Areas

Our prestigious Architectural Range and accessories can be picked up or we can deliver to the following areas:

North Queensland

Mackay, Townsville, Proserpine, Cairns.

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