Glazed structural masonry that is bright and hygienic
Astra-Glaze-SWTM is the clean, bright, simple and effective solution for creating broad areas of glazed walling without the need for tiling.
- Permanent, impervious, satin glazed finish with exceptional resistance to staining, abrasion, impact and chemicals. Graffiti, dirt and grease can be removed easily.
- Resistant to extremes of weather - negating the possibility of cracking or crazing in adverse conditions.
- Colourfast - eliminating the need to repaint or refinish.
With a broad variety of components to co-ordinate with standard 400 x 200mm modules or the option of a 450 x 225mm co-ordinating range, and a vast range of standard colours from which to choose, plus the ability to specify your own shades and hues for larger projects, Astra-Glaze-SWTM offers the ultimate in design flexibility.
Composition & Standards
Manufactured in accordance with ASTM-C90 Type 1 (American standard)
Crushed aggregate and cement
High purity silica sands and resinous binder permanently bonded on to block in a thermosetting process.
Concrete Block Density
Nominal Block Strength
Coefficient of Linear Expansion:
10.5 x 10-6/K
Astra-Glaze-SWTM is manufactured to ±1.6mm for face dimensions.
Astra-Glaze-SWTM is impervious to water penetration. Therefore, when joints are grouted correctly with waterproof mortar (supplied by others), an impervious wall finish can be achieved. Adequate ventilation should be provided in areas of particularly high humidity.
Astra-Glaze-SWTM is manufactured with a class 1 fire rated aggregate The facing material fully complies with and exceeds the strict requirements of ASTM C90 for flame spread and smoke emission.
All cutting must be carried out on a bench-mounted clipper saw with a continuous supply of clean water. The blade should enter the glazed face first. All cut units should be thoroughly washed and allowed to dry before use.
Composition & Standards
Astra Glaze Brochure
Astra-Glaze-SW™ is the clean, bright, simple and effective solution for creating broad areas of glazed walling without the need for tiling.Click to download document
Masonry Design Guide
A comprehensive guide on design considerations when building with concrete blocks, walling or cast stone.Click to download document
Forticrete Siteworks Guide
This Sitework Guide provides step-by-step details from ordering to delivery and construction which are intended to assist in the process of achieving project completion on time and with the minimum of difficulty.Click to download document