Alphacrete® Athena

Alphacrete® Athena

Premium quality ‘fair-faced’ architectural masonry blocks.

  • Frost Resistant Frost Resistant

As good indoors
as it is outside.

Alphacrete® Athena masonry block is designed and built to exacting standards.

Featuring a fine surface finish and sharp, straight lines, Alphacrete® Athena is as ideal for internal applications as it is for external use. It offers superb resistance and sound reduction qualities, making it an economical alternative to traditional materials.

Dimensionally accurate flat surfaces make it the perfect complement for adding detailing features, banding or panelling to the Alphacrete® Phoenix range.


State-of-the-art manufacturing

Computer-controlled manufacturing processes are used to give the range Alphacrete® Athena its high-quality fine finish.


End-to-end quality

Alphacrete® Athena architectural masonry blocks are manufactured from quarried limestone, cement and pigment. Because we source aggregates from our own local quarries, consistency and product quality are carefully controlled.

Alphacrete® specials

Complementary specials

A comprehensive selection of special shapes are available for detailing purposes.


BRE Green Guide
‘A’ Rated

Alphacrete® is produced in the UK from locally sourced materials and manufactured with 100% harvested rain water and 100% renewable energy in the production process.

Available colours

Classico Blanco

Francesco Ash

Sienna Veronese

Palazzo Sepia

Sporting Green

Ernestone Buff

Verona Sand

Baroque Terracotta

Pantheon Amber

Venetian Red

Minerva Basalt


Has a smooth, fine surface finish and sharp, straight lines.


440 x 215 x 100mm
440 x 215 x 140mm

440 x 215 x 215mm 
440 x 215 x 100mm
440 x 215 x 140mm

215 x 215 x 100mm 
215 x 215 x 140mm

220 x 215 x 215mm

More Information

BS EN: BS EN 771-3:2011

Download a PDF of the Alphacrete masonry block ‘specials’ range here.

Minimum order quantities are required for certain colours. Before placing an order, please speak to one of our sales teams – they'll be happy to advise on this and any other product questions you may have. You can reach them on 0121 747 0202 in UK and on +44 (0)28 8778 8112 in Ireland.

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Getting the best from Alphacrete®

During construction, Alphacrete® should be protected from the weather on-site including the covering of completed but uncapped work. These precautions will reduce the likelihood of efflorescence and subsequent lime blooming. 

After construction, completed walls should be covered using polythene to provide protection and to prevent uncured blockwork from being saturated. An air gap between the masonry and covers will enable newly built masonry walls to cure. The period this protection is needed will depend on the conditions but in cold wet weather it could be up to several days.

Care should be taken to prevent mortar smearing the surface of the Alphacrete® Masonry Block, as cleaning at a later stage could be difficult and can lead to expensive and time consuming remedial treatments. Prevention is better than cure.

All mortar joints should be well filled to help prevent weeping.

Cavities must be kept clean, as dirty cavities increase the risk of water reaching the inner leaf and can cause cold bridging.

Scaffolding boards should be turned back to avoid unsightly splashing of the work.

Masonry products should not be used if frozen and must be protected from frost and rain prior to construction and stacked on a level area on pallets.

Sand used for mortar production should be assessed for freezing and also be protected from the elements.

Building of architectural masonry should be avoided during severe wind, rain and where air temperatures fall below 2º.

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