Blocks for the future offer designers the opportunity to create high quality, sustainable structure using architectural building blocks comprising coloured recycled glass aggregates that will last a lifetime. With a patented range of finishes including smooth, exposed aggregate, diamond brushed and polished, Blocks for the Future are making it easy to be “green”.
Blocks for the Future are manufactured with up to 40% recycled glass aggregate. After manufacture the blocks are then treated to expose the recycled glass coloured aggregate on the surface, these finishes have never been seen in the marketplace before and are unique to Island Block & Paving. The environmental benefits are enormous as natural resourced aggregates such as sand and metal dust, are replaced in manufacture by a potential landfill product. Due to the cementitious value of the finely crushed recycled glass, cement usage is reduced by 10% – therefore importantly reducing CO2 emissions whilst still achieving excellent product strength.
Key benefits include:
- Unique surface finish that glistens in the light
- Striking finishes
- Design flexibility
- Cost competitive
- Greentag certified
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Architectural Blocks from Island Block & Paving offer countless design opportunities for the building industry. Creative colours, distinctive surface textures and compositions that can include recycled glass aggregates mean there are endless options available.
The Architectural Block range includes- Coloured Building Blocks (smooth or split texture finish), Exposed Aggregate Blocks (shot blasted finish), Polished Building Blocks (polished finish) and the nationally recognised Blocks for the Future range (made with recycled glass, available in all finishes).
Coloured Building Blocks
Island Block & Paving produce a full range of coloured building blocks. These are made to order and available in a large variety of colours and textures including smooth, split and exposed aggregate finishes.
To ensure longevity of colour and appearance all coloured blocks are manufactured with Tech-Dry water-repellent additive. Coloured building blocks from Island Block & Paving provide a low maintenance wall finish that allows designers the flexibility of incorporating various sizes, colours and finishes to complete the most impressive of contemporary designs, all at an affordable price.
Exposed Aggregate Blocks
With the recent installation of a state of the art shot blasting machine, Island Block & Paving offer a comprehensive range of exposed aggregate finished building blocks, all available in a variety of surface finishes.
Exposed aggregate blocks can be manufactured specifically to an architect’s specification ie. block colour, colour of aggregate and the degree of shot blasting can all be varied to suit an individual design.
Exposed aggregate blocks are used for many applications including upmarket residential homes, commercial buildings and feature walls.
Polished Building Blocks
Island Block & Paving offer a comprehensive range of polish finished building blocks, all available in a variety of colours.
Polished blocks can be manufactured specifically to an architect’s specification ie. block colour, colour of aggregate and the degree of polishing up to 200 grit, all to suit an individual design. Samples are available on request.