Building blocks

An inherently sustainable and versatile building material

The workhorse of the construction industry, aircrete and aggregate building blocks are an essential component in the creation of a safe and sustainable built environment.

Robust and durable, they form the foundations, floors and walls of almost all kinds of buildings. Their excellent thermal and sound insulating properties are key to meeting current Building Regulations, including Part L, and the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Usually concealed within the fabric of a building, or visible only in more functional buildings such as sports halls or factories, blocks can also be used to create an architectural statement, either left bare or painted.

Looking for light or heavier weight building blocks?

Forterra is the market leader in the manufacture of both aircrete and aggregate concrete blocks in a variety of densities, weights and dimensions to suit different applications. They are manufactured in accordance with EN ISO 9001 and have BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Materials certification.

Thermalite aircrete
Conbloc aggregate

Thermalite aircrete blocks are a lightweight, sustainable building material that is easy to handle and work. Available in wide selection of densities, weights and dimensions for a variety of applications. Use them for foundations, beam and block floors, cavity walls, solid walls, partitions, separating walls, detailing, and external finishes.

Conbloc aggregate blocks, manufactured using a by-product of the iron-making industry, are available in a variety of densities, configurations, sizes and finishes. Use the them for solid walls, partitions, cavity walls, separating walls, block and beam floors, foundations and detailing.