Architectural masonry blocks with a naturally-hewn stone appearance.
Alphacrete® has become a byword for durability and cost-effectiveness in the construction industry.
The riven-faced natural stone appearance of Phoenix makes it a natural choice for specifiers and developers looking for the timeless beauty of hewn stone with the convenience of fast construction and a maintenance-free finish.
Available in multiple tones to emulate the character and warmth of natural materials, Alphacrete® Phoenix can blend beautifully with surrounding buildings. It’s a perfect – and simple – way to add prestige to a project without the cost of natural stone.
Computer-controlled manufacturing processes are used to give the range Alphacrete® Phoenix its distinctive coarse finish.
Alphacrete® Phoenix 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.
A comprehensive selection of special shapes are available for detailing purposes.
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.
Has a coarse, split textured, riven-faced natural hewn stone appearance. Available in multiple tones and as a two-coloured masonry unit.
440 x 215 x 107mm
440 x 215 x 147mm
215 x 215 x 107mm
215 x 215 x 147mm
HALF BLOCK WITH SPLIT END:
215 x 215 x 107mm
215 x 215 x 147mm
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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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.