Corlett Building Materials Ltd

Concrete Block & Bricks 

 CORLETTS offers a complete range of blocks, both hollow and solid, and bricks. All are manufactured in our dedicated facility here at Ballaharra Quarry using only the best aggregates. Although this facility was installed some 20 years ago it is far from old hat, we are always looking for ways to update the system and improve the quality of the product. All of our concrete products have to pass several quality checks before they are released for sale as well as being batch tested in our on-site laboratory. Sustainability is a key factor at CORLETTS, so across our product range we use 40% recycled aggregates and our concrete blocks are themselves recyclable.

Solid Concrete Blocks 


 CORLETTS concrete blocks are cast in steel moulds on HDP pallets and compacted by vibration.
We use the very latest in vibration technology and batch mixing controls to ensure a uniform density throughout the mould giving consistent quality. As a result we are able to achieve the high strengths required for certain applications 

CORLETTS dense aggregate building blocks are suitable for load bearing and non-load bearing walls above and below D.P.C. level in all types of buildings. The blocks possess excellent sound insulation properties  and their inherent thermal mass acts as a heat store and can achieve ‘U’ values of better than 0.60W/m²K  with most cavity insulants.

CORLETTS standard blocks have a texture which offers an ideal background for drylining, plaster, rendering and fixing. Our Fairfaced blocks are suitable for walls to be left undecorated or painted.
Strict quality control procedures and methods of manufacture ensure accurate dimensions and close tolerances, producing good flat surfaces for fairfaced application. The low absorption rate of the aggregate composition means that only two coats of emulsion paint will normally be required where over painting is desirable. Reveal blocks are available in the same finish.

Cellular and Hollow Blocks


In response to recent Health & Safety initiatives CORLETTS now manufacture cellular and hollow blocks. Manufactured in exactly the same way as solid blocks to ensure the same finish and consistency, a consistency that would be difficult to equal with products manufactured for furnace bottom ash, they provide the same or very similar performance characteristics as solid blocks but with the advantage of having a lower unit weight.

Concrete Bricks 


CORLETTS currently offer three types of concrete brick and 'off the shelf' units, but if you have a special requirement or need Our bricks to match another kind, then Our sales team will be more than happy to help! All Our bricks are made to the same exact standards as Our blocks.


Common Bricks

 

These are manufactured in a range of strengths, these bricks may be used either for the main body of a construction, or used to course in with our concrete blocks. Our Common Bricks are regular in shape and have clean crisp arrises.

 

STANDARD                           BS EN 771-3 2003

SIZE                                        215mm x 102.5mm x 65mm

STRENGTH                           3.5N/mm², 7N/mm², 15N/mm²

COVERAGE                           60 Bricks per m²

DELIVERY                              Loose tip or crane offload vehicle

 

 

Facing Bricks

 

Developments in colour pigments in recent years have, for the first time, enabled concrete brick manufacturers to produce high quality facing bricks which can realistically compare with the appearance of traditional clay facings. Concrete Facings are now widely used as an attractive alternative to clay, at a fraction of the cost.

 

We manufacture Facings in a range of six plain colours – Buff, Charcoal, Bracken, Rowan, Peat, Cinnamon and two multicolours – Rustic and Tuscan.

                                                                                   

STANDARD                           BS EN 771-3 2003

SIZE                                       215mm x 102.5mm x 65mm

STRENGTH                           3.5N/mm², 7N/mm², 15N/mm²

COVERAGE                           60 Bricks per m²

DELIVERY                              Loose tip or crane offload vehicle

 

 

Engineering Strength Bricks

 

A high strength frogged concrete brick meeting Department of Infrastructure requirements for use in drainage and associated groundwork, manufactured specifically for use in manholes and inspection chambers.

 

STANDARD                           BS EN 771-3 2003

SIZE                                        215mm x 102.5mm x 65mm

ABSORPTION                       less than 7%

COVERAGE                           60 Bricks per m²

DELIVERY                              Loose tip or crane offload vehicle


All CORLETTS bricks and blocks are manufactured from the earth's natural aggregates, acknowledged to be among the most durable known to man. The composition of this raw material, which conforms to BS EN 12620:2002+A12003, gives the finished product (manufactured to BS EN 771-3 2003) a superior and consistent chemical stability free from deleterious substances


Want more detailed information? Then please get in touch with our Sales Team or download the 2012 information pack here!