Photo Gallery: Blocks

Blocks are a modern development, and are generally larger than bricks. View this photo gallery of different types of blocks.
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Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Glass Block

Decorative glass blocks are usually square and may be used inside or outside, often for small features.

Rectangular Concrete Block

Heavy, solid concrete-based block is used for general construction work. It is often used to form a structure and then covered with a more decorative block.

Thermal Insulation Block

This lightweight concrete block is thermally efficient and easy to handle. Thermal insulation block can be used in loadbearing and non-loadbearing walls, depending on specification.

Concrete With Cavity Block

In some, continuous cavities allow for strengthening rods through retaining walls. Cellular blocks have discontinuous cavities.

Faced Building Block

Concrete blocks are sometimes available with a decorative face and in various colors.

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