Riverbed Facing Masonry blocks are designed for internal or external situations.
The range offers a different palette of colours and the blocks exhibit more earthy tones. They are made to order and manufactured from cement, sand, riverbed gravel and a variety of pigments (except Amber).
Blocks from the Riverbed range (Weathered and Split) are finished on ONE face.The standard face size is 440 x 215mm and the 100mm width in solid form is the most popular.
However there are a number of other options available relating to width and form (cellular, hollow etc).
Riverbed blocks are available in the following finishes:
Fairface – A smooth natural finish created by our high quality block machine moulds. Only the colour Amber is available in the Fairface finish.
Weathered – Produced by shot-blasting the blocks and thereby exposing the aggregates beneath the surface. Available in all our standard sizes and forms and in a choice of four colours.
Split – Created by splitting each block individually, creating a craggy stone-like texture. Available in 100mm and 140mm widths (solid form only) and in a choice four colours. The nature of the splitting process limits the range of shapes available to those that can be formed by cutting and/or cutting and bonding. Such units include cut to length blocks, blocks with a finished end (weathered or split), and quoins.
Planished – The latest and most distinctive finish to be added to our range which gives the blocks a subtle ‘washed by the waves’ texture. This is created by raising the stone aggregate particles so they sit fractionally proud of the background matrix. The planishing process reduces nominal dimensions by approximately 3mm per planished surface ie. face, end, soffit etc.