blockwork


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blockwork

(ˈblɒkˌwɜːk)
n
a wall or structure made of bricks or blocks, or the act of building such a structure
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Tenders are invited for the project comprises the demolition of existing two storey building over basement; comprising all flat roofs, chimneys, blockwork masonry walls and reinforced concrete frame, basement, ground and first floor slabs construction of 9 nr residential units and office space at dominick place, dublin 1.
Workers from Wynne Construction have completed the footings, and this week began on blockwork and internal drainage.
The pouring of concrete was still on at the project site with over 40,000 cu m poured till date, while the blockwork installation on the project was now 80 per cent complete with over 45,000 cu m of concrete blocks installed, stated the developer.
The concrete structure is now 95 per cent complete with 40,000 cubic meters of concrete poured to date, and blockwork installation is 80 per cent complete.
offaly & (c)North west blockwork ltd having ceased to trade having its registered office & principal place of business at derriscleigh, glen carrigart, Letterkenny, co.
Internal blockwork is complete across all buildings, with external blockwork progressing steadily.
They're usually constructed as a cavity wall, with an internal structural wall of blockwork and an external facing layer of brickwork sandwiching an insulation layer.
Local building firms came in to do the work replacing an existing single wooden wall with interior blockwork and exterior brick walls.
This will include the main framework, blockwork, roofing, glazing and the render.
Other building materials and methods include brick and block, where houses have internal blockwork walls and external brick or stone ones; straw bale, where the bales are typically covered in render; permanent insulated formwork systems, which are a quick and practical way of building insulated walls; and cob, where a straw, earth/clay, sand and water mixture is used for the walls.
They can be used in all structures from concrete to low-strength blockwork, including solid and hollow materials such as perforated brick, hollow block and hollow precast concrete.
Blockwork on each tower has also reached the top floors.