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

Blocks for Architects

Architectural Masonry is the evolvement of standard grey concrete masonry blocks into a diverse range of aesthetically pleasing concrete masonry blocks. They can be used as a stand alone or in conjunction with other masonry materials. Baines Masonry’s range of Architectural Masonry blocks not only provide functional value but are also durable, incorporating various colours and textures.

Baines Masonry’s range of Architectural Masonry include:

Split Face

Split Face masonry units are integrally coloured pre-finished architectural concrete blocks with a beautiful, rough-hewn texture on one or more faces. Units are moulded with two units attached face to face. The units are then mechanically split apart after having been cured, leaving the split face with a rough texture, similar to natural stone. The splitting process reveals the aggregates used in the block, so different aggregates will give different appearances and no two units are exactly alike.

Coloured smooth blocks

Smooth Face is the finish of the standard block but made in one of our natural colours resulting in a wall which is both attractive and economical. Smooth Face blocks are often used in combination with Split Face blocks to great aesthetic effect. We make Smooth Face blocks to order in 3 thicknesses for both commercial and residential projects. All smooth coloured blocks are manufactured with a water repellent admixture to add to their quality.

Honed and polished blocks

Honed and Polished blocks are the natural choice when you’re seeking distinctive highly finished walls that have been designed with a careful eye to detail.

Honed Blocks are blocks that have had their face ground off exposing the aggregates in the product resulting in a subtle matt like finish. Aggregates can either be chosen to contrast or not, with the products matrix colour.

Polished Blocks are the highest finish available and are the result of first honing the face off then polishing that face with finer and finer polishing heads. Polished blocks being considerably more expensive are often used to great effect to ‘highlight’ details or for special entrance or feature walls.

NatureStone

The system uses the Henrick patented system of adhering natural stone to structural masonry blocks. The system involves using high strength, purpose neutral-cure adhesive, and 316 stainless steel marine grade pins which are fixed mechanically to the top and bottom, ensuring each unit’s structural integrity. Its natural stone face finish makes it idea in the Australian landscape and design scene.

 

StoneFace

StoneFace™ is an innovative new concept in architectural masonry which draws inspiration from the Australian landscape and Australian heritage buildings to create a unique and eye-catching stone finish. A system was created where a reconstituted stone face finish is attached to the masonry block during the manufacturing process, creating a clean and stable finish that lends itself to a variety of uses from feature walls, retaining walls, fences and more.

Masonry Designer Software

To aid in the design of a project, Baines Masonry have developed an online Masonry Designer Software which allows you to select the colour, block type and layout. The result is an electronic visual of your project, taking the risk out of your design choices as making a decision can sometimes be hard when the outcome is not clear.The possibilities are endless, as you can mix colours and block types while creating numerous examples.

To discuss our range of architectural masonry and how it can elevate your next project, contact one of our masonry professionals.

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Product Focus – Norfolk Retaining Wall Block System

The Norfolk™ Retaining Wall Block System is a ‘rock face’ interlocking wall system that steps down at a 17° angle. Its textured finish and natural pallet of colour create a space that blends to the natural surroundings while adding value and usability to an area. Baines Masonry blocks have developed this retaining wall system as a DIY assembly that doesn’t require a builder for construction.

The Norfolk™ blocks have a special locking connection which makes creating a stunning retaining wall by yourself easy and affordable. There is no need for mortar or other adhesives when building the wall which saves time and money. Each Block is made of high strength, low absorption, and maintenance free concrete.

Norfolk™ Blocks can be built up to a height of 900mm (subject to local council requirements) without reinforcement or engineer’s certification. Walls can be made straight, curved or terraced to fit the contours of an embankment. They are available in a variety of colours including Appin Stone, Charcoal, Penrose, Oakdale, Yellow Rock, Red Rock and Bushrock.

"Imitation is the highest form of compliment" - Not a truer word has been spoken in regards to the Norfolk® Retaining Wall System. Many of our competitors will offer you products of similar shape and colour, but due to legal reasons they cannot duplicate the superior locking connection of our systems. Our product quality and our superior, unique, system design is your piece of mind that you are investing in the best segmental retaining wall system in Australia. It is the original and the best!

Call one of our experts today to discuss how you can use the Norfolk™ Retaining Wall Block System!

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Phone Number (02) 4631 1383
 
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