Building Methods: Blockwork

Blockwork remains the most common building method in Ireland today.

In this article we cover:

  • What is masonry construction and blockwork specifically
  • How much it costs to build with blockwork
  • Advantages and disadvantages of working with blockwork
  • What is brickwork and how to incorporate it in your self-build
  • Types of concrete blocks, mortar strengths
  • What is stonework and how to incorporate it in your self-build
  • Lintels: what they are, how to use them

Andrew Stanway

Written by Andrew Stanway

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