Alphacrete® Corinthian

Alphacrete® Corinthian

Architectural masonry blocks with a weathered, coarse-textured style.

  • Frost Resistant Frost Resistant

The authentic, weathered appearance of naturally-dressed, coarse-textured stone.

Alphacrete® Corinthian measures up to every demand.

Perfect for when you need the weathered appearance of naturally dressed, coarse-textured stone and the perfectly straight elevations needed to produce elegant architectural features.

Corinthian, and detail block, is available in a wide range of natural colours to precisely match your requirements. A comprehensive selection of special shapes are available for detailing purposes and various features can be produced within the Corinthian range for use as a string course to break up large elevations or add styling or emphasis to the overall design.

Alphacrete® Corinthian is an economical and maintenance free alternative to other external finishes.

manufacture

Computer-controlled manufacturing

AG’s state-of-the-art manufacturing processes are used to produce the distinctive weathered finish of the Corinthian range.

composition

Unmatched consistency and quality

Alphacrete® Corinthian 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.

environment

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

Palenta

Francesco Ash

Palazzo Sepia

Ernestone Buff

Verona Sand

Sienna Veronese

Pantheon Amber

Baroque Terracotta

Venetian Red

Minerva Basalt

Ricotta

Sporting Green

Description

The a weathered appearance of naturally dressed, textured stone.

Sizes

FULL BLOCK:
440 x 215 x 100m 
440 x 215 x 140mm

HALF BLOCK:
215 x 215 x 100mm
215 x 215 x 140mm
220 x 215 x 215mm

HOLLOW BLOCK: 
440 x 215 x 100mm
440 x 215 x 140mm
440 x 215 x 215mm

More Information

BS EN 7713:2011

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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