National Masonry’s Designer Range features the leading collection of decorative masonry Designer Blocks and our elegant Aspect Brick Range.
In Victoria, Designer Blocks are available in 5 contemporary colours in either a Smooth Face, Honed, Shot-blast or Polished finish and 6 colours in our Split Face finish.
Our Aspect Honed Bricks are available in 5 beautiful colours with a Honed smooth-to-the-touch, exposed aggregate, matt texture that opens up a world of design possibilities. Whether large or small, National Masonry’s range of decorative blocks and bricks 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.
Lead times apply to all coloured blocks and bricks. Longer lead times apply to Honed, Polished, and Shot-Blast Finishes as the product must be cured to harden sufficiently before processing.
Colour and Texture Variation
Some variation in colour may occur due to natural variations in raw materials. Colour variation can also occur from batch to batch making it essential to order all product requirements at the same time. National Masonry® recommends part size blocks are cut on site to maintain colour consistency. Blocks can be cut to order.
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.
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.
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.
All our Concrete Pavers and accessories can be picked up or we can deliver to the following areas:
Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Bellarine Peninsula, Ballarat, Bendigo.
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