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Offline Stuart Anderson

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Dimensions of a breeze block?
« on: September 30, 2006, 05:30:48 pm »
Seriously, what size do they come in? I'm building a retaining wall for a garden feature, to raise the level.

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Re: Dimensions of a breeze block?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 06:01:23 pm »
google "breeze block dimensions"

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http://www.buildingdesign.co.uk/arch-4/h+h-celcon/aircrete-blocks.htm

Celcon aircrete blocks are available in a variety of grades and are produced to comply with BS 6073. They are produced blocks with three face dimensions: 440 x 215 mm for normal blocks, 610 x 215 mm for the new Plus Block range and 610 x 270 mm for the larger Jumbo Plus block. We are able to manufacture these blocks in a wide range of thicknesses from 100 mm up to 300 mm.

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Re: Dimensions of a breeze block?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 06:02:02 pm »
Depends on which size you want  ;D ;D

Standard block is 8" by 18" by 3" but they come in many sizes :-\
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Re: Dimensions of a breeze block?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2006, 06:10:26 pm »
Cheers guys. Saw the Google entry but wanted to check as there were far too many big nasty builder type words getting in the way!!!  :o
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Re: Dimensions of a breeze block?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2006, 04:09:44 pm »
 CELCON blocks are OK You can cut them with an ordinary hand saw, But If I remember right, they're not very good on "outdoor" jobs. They are well porous (like a sponge), and when winter comes along, they'll crack, and disintegrate. Why not just shutter it and pour in concrete?
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Re: Dimensions of a breeze block?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2006, 04:38:40 pm »
Slug is right Celcon blocks and other similar types (thermalite, etc.) are not generally suitable for outdoor use.  :(

Standard concrete blocks should be fine for a wall. If you are burying them then you might want to consider sulphur resisting cement, but the lifespan of ordinary concrete blocks will be many years.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Dimensions of a breeze block?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2006, 09:19:30 pm »
When i terraced my garden at the back i used concrete hollows 18"x8"x5 1/2" or 18"x8"x9".deppending on how high or length you will need to put some plasitc pipe 2" or 4" for drainage  about every 6" hpe that is of some help
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