lightweight concrete blocks bunnings are a popular choice for many construction projects due to their reduced weight and low risk of manual handling injuries, reducing the strain and loading on the back. The reduction in weight can also reduce the amount of freight that is required to deliver blocks and pavers, helping to reduce supply chain carbon footprint.
Aerated concrete block (AAC) is a lightweight concrete product manufactured by making it with lots of tiny holes in it. It is a lighter, more durable alternative to conventional concrete blocks and can be reinforced with steel reinforcing bars.
Handi Blocks are Australian made from Evo-Crete, an ultra-lightweight concrete alternative that is a great multi-purpose foundation material for decks, garden sheds, landings, pathways, raised walkways, cubby houses and dog shelters. They are easy to use and available through Bunnings nationwide, providing a quick and effective way to build a strong, stable foundation for your next project!
Besser Blocks are a common choice for residential and commercial walls. They are stacked in courses of half a block offset by a stretcher bond and then ‘glued’ together with cement mortar joints.
These blocks are a common size for masonry in Australia and have become popular with construction workers as they are very convenient to handle and can be cut on site to suit the wall layout. They have good insulating properties and can be used as core filled walls or for retaining walls.
Besser blocks can be glued together with the help of construction adhesives that are designed for use with concrete, however, if you are using them as a structural application like a retaining wall then your engineer will need to specify a suitable glue for your project.