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Concrete blocks

Concrete blocks offer one of the quickest ways of building a wall. The blocks are mortared together as they are stacked one on top of the other, with steel reinforcing rods in the cavity. When the wall is the desired height, concrete is poured into the cavities.

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Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Cement and concrete', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Jeremy Salmond, published 11 Mar 2010