Burnished Venezia™ Blocks
Venezia™ is a subtly burnished, matt finish bringing out the deeply embedded beauty of the natural aggregates.
A smooth polished block with a matt finish - available in 3 block profiles:
The most popular profile available in a range of sizes.
Ribloc masonry, with its eight ribbed appeal, creates clean lines and a geometric uniformity which will give an imposing appearance to any building. Its ribs provide controlled weathering characteristics.
Incorporates a carefully gauged central groove to give the appearance of stack bonding.
Please view the brochures in the 'Downloads' tab for Sizes and Weights.
Mean Compressive Strength (Air Dry) VeneziaTM masonry is manufactured from a carefully
controlled mixture of aggregates and cement in accordance with BS
EN 771-3:2003 'Specification for masonry units' and meets the
statutory requirements of the relevant sections of The Building
Regulations 2000 and The Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations
1990 (amended 2001).
Solid: 17.5 N/mm²
Hollow/cellular: 10.4 N/mm²
Net Dry Density: 2100 kg/m³
*for Gross Dry densities see Table 3 in the
Protected: 1.46 W/mK
Exposed: 1.56 W/mK
see table 12: BS 5628- 3:2005
Water Vapour Permeability
(tabulated from EN 1745): 5/15µ
Reaction to Fire:
Shear Bond Strength:
(tabulated from EN 998-2:2003 Annex C)
Configuration to EN 1996-1-1
Solid: Group 1
Hollow/Cellular Group 2
Air Leakage: <3.5m³/hr/m²
Mean Compressive Strength (Air Dry)
VeneziaTM masonry is manufactured from a carefully controlled mixture of aggregates and cement in accordance with BS EN 771-3:2003 'Specification for masonry units' and meets the statutory requirements of the relevant sections of The Building Regulations 2000 and The Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 1990 (amended 2001).
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