Noise and Good Design

Noise can interfere with sleep, rest and conversation, causing fatigue, irritability, headaches and stress. Thoughtful design and the selection of materials with high acoustic performance is critical, especially in multi-residential contexts, as it can reduce the impact of noise and improve the quality of life for occupants.  ... Read more

Product Focus - Split face Masonry Blocks

Baines Masonry Split Face blocks are integrally coloured pre-finished architectural masonry blocks with a beautiful, rough-hewn texture. As a versatile product, our Split Face blocks suit residential and commercial buildings, along with landscape retaining walls.  ... Read more

Fire Rated Masonry & Bushfire Attacks

Fire is a real and immediate danger for buildings across Australia, with fires forming quickly and destroying structures without discrimination. Ensuring a building is fire resistant through the choice of the right materials has become paramount for designers, builders and specifiers in order to provide the highest safety standard for occupants.  ... Read more

Product Focus – SRW Premium Stone Seal

After an investment in stone, whether it be for a retaining wall or paved driveway, it’s important to always protect your stone surfaces. Our SRW Premium Stone Seal range is perfect for all types of stone, offering sealing and protective properties ensuring the longevity of use.  ... Read more

Benefits of light weight Masonry Blocks

While new wall systems become available as innovation and design evolve, it is often the proven construction systems that are best for effective and efficient construction. Baines Masonry’s BETTA BLOCK™ is one such block system providing environmental, structural, aesthetic and economic benefits.

The Baines Masonry BETTA BLOCK™ is made of 65% heavy industry by-products, reducing the amount of landfill generated from coal fired power stations and steel making industry. It uses 40% less cement then normally required with the addition of Discrete Super Fly Ash, resulting in 40% less CO2 emissions and up to a 45% lower carbon footprint than other masonry products

The BETTA BLOCK™ is a structurally sound option for building any project, ensuring longevity not only in design but in use. While the BETTA BLOCK™ light they remain strong with a compressive strength of more than 15MPa, complying with Australian Standards AS/NZS 4455.

The BETTA BLOCK™ “H” Block has a dry weight of less than 10.5Kg, making it the lightest full block available in the range. A lighter block means more product per load, reducing the transport impact on the environment and reducing freight costs. Its light weight also reduces injury risks and OH&S claims, ensuring a safer working environment with happier and more productive employees, adding to a cycle of further economic benefits.

The BETTA BLOCK™ provides an industrial but modern design aesthetic which is easily mixed and complemented by contrasting materials, such as timber, stone and metals. It provides an opportunity to use a variety of different colours, or keeping to a monochromatic tone. With options to cover with insitue stone or rendering the design possibilities are endless!

For more information on our BETTA BLOCK™ range and how our lightweight products can save you money, contact one of our industry experts!


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Product Focus – Fencestone

Fencestone™ is a self-locating wall system that doesn’t require block laying skills making it a great option for DIY projects. Designed by the team at Baines Masonry, the Fencestone™ wall system consist of special split-faced panel blocks which interlock without mortar ensuring an easy, strong and attractive boundary around your property.

The Fencestone Wall System has been developed to assist everyday people to build their own front fence or garden fence without the skills of a bricklayer - each block locks to its neighbour on each end as well as top and bottom. They can be used for small fences (only a couple of blocks high), to noise barriers 2.2m high, or even higher if designed by your engineer.

Each panel of fence blocks are supported at each end by the purpose made piers, making it super easy to install between wall panels, ends of walls at gate openings and more. With internal and external right angles and available in two colours, they are designed to suit any space, providing an attractive and efficient alternative to traditional brick fences.

To learn more about Fencestone™, how you can use and install this self-locating wall system, contact one of our block experts today! 

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Designing with Coloured Masonry

Product Focus – SRW Concrete Fibres

Concrete fibres play an important role in reinforcing concrete and providing additional structural integrity to a building or assembly. Concrete fibres are short discrete fibres that are uniformly distributed and randomly oriented, with different types adding varying properties to concrete. At Baines Masonry, we have two types of SRW Concrete fibres available for your next project!  ... Read more

Fast & Easy Masonry – Segmental Wall Systems

Mortarless segmental retaining walls provide an easy enhancement to a variety of landscape projects from small erosional control projects to retaining wall systems used along a highway. Segmental wall systems are durable, easy to use and quick to install, often used in place of treated wood, cast-in-place concrete, steel, and other retaining wall systems. Their natural aesthetic and versatile uses enable them to blend into different environments. At Baines Masonry, we have a range of segmental wall systems perfect for your next project!  ... Read more

Focus Product – SRW Concrete Cure & Seal X-treme

At Baines Masonry, we take our concrete seriously and as such have introduced a variety of different concrete cure and seal products that ensure you’re new or existing project is well protected for long-term use. The SRW Concrete Cure and Seal X-treme, is one such product.  ... Read more

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Phone Number (02) 4631 1383
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