Blockwork type and thickness?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by alan2584, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. alan2584

    alan2584 New Member

    I am building a workshop in the carden which will be around 7 metres long x 3.5 metres deep x 2.6 metres tall. It will have a flat roof and the base is 150mm thick reinforced concrete on 150mm well compacted hardcore.
    Can anyone help give a clue what thickness and type of block I should be looking to use? I am guessing 150mm thick would be ok, but have no idea what type of block I should use and whether I need to incprporate a pier in the corners or within the 7 metre run, thanks, Alan
  2. big rick 1

    big rick 1 New Member

    what are you planning to finish the outside with?
  3. alan2584

    alan2584 New Member

    I am looking to have it rendered in sand and cement. It may be a year or so after I have built it before I have the funds to have it rendered though, so it could well be unprotected from the elements.
  4. Big Jumbo

    Big Jumbo New Member

    My preference would be either 6" solid or 9" hollow.
    If you go with the 6" then maybe consider a pillar at halfway point.
  5. alan2584

    alan2584 New Member

    Thanks, what sort of block would it be if I used 6", would a standard celcon 3.6N/mm2 block be ok?
  6. Big Jumbo

    Big Jumbo New Member

    If you need the insulation Celcon is fine, if not, concrete.

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