Forticrete launches new range of Blue Blocks

Blue fairface brick

Forticrete, the UK's leading manufacturer of architectural masonry products, has extended its range of Dense Concrete Masonry with the addition of a highly unusual new Blue block, developed to create non-distracting internal finishes within sports halls.

As part of the company's ECOBLOCK range of masonry, these machine manufactured decorative concrete facing blocks are manufactured using up to 45% secondary aggregate content. Finishes featured in the Sports Blue block range include Fairfaced, which provides a structural product and finish in one, Shot-blasted, which provides a weathered appeal, the popular Burnished Venezia and Polished Florentine which is used to create expanses of reflective walls.

John Lambert, General Manager at Forticrete, commented: "In recent years, a growing number of architects and specifiers have displayed an increasing appetite for blue masonry to provide the required colour, surface texture and reflectance value within sports halls across the country. Therefore the decision to source a blue pigment and subsequently extend our range of Dense Concrete Masonry with the addition of this unusually coloured block, was a simple one.

"Showcasing our commitment to innovation in architectural concrete block development, the aesthetically pleasing finish of the new Blue Block means that it isn't exclusive for use within sports halls, but provides architects with lower on-going maintenance costs and specifiers with the flexibility to create awe-inspiring corridors, offices and classrooms."