How To Cut Thermalite Blocks
If you are considering working with Thermalite blocks or have already ordered some, then you will be very pleased to know that these blocks are extremely easy to work with. Thermalite is a hard wearing block that will sustain large amounts of pressure, whilst staying fully in tact. The beautiful thing with Thermalite block is that you have lots of flexibility. When cmpared with the average breeze block you will find that the Thermalite block offers you more strengthand pressure resistanc and stays stronger for longer.
How to Cut a Thermalite Block
With any type of building you will always need to do some serious cutting. There is no way around it and you are best to do the job properly. If you have no idea how to go about cutting Thermalite blocks then you might be feeling a little bit apprehensive about how difficult it might be. If so, then you can now relax because cutting celcon blocks really is very simple, and much easier than cutting through the common brick. The reason for this is because the block is aereated. The best way to cut your Thermalite block is to do so using a normal hand saw. You will probably be amazed at how easy it cuts through the block - it really is twice as easy as cutting through most common types of wood. If you are not worried about the finish of your blocks and the appearance, then you will be better off simple using a hammer and chisel. Literally knock the chisel where you want the block to snap, give it a couple of hits and you will see it break off nicely. It should also be noted that the sharper the saw, the easier it will be to cut the blocks!.... Common sense, but important!
What can you do with Thermalite blocks?
Thermalite blocks have many different uses and are a really handy material for anyone that is about to undertake any type of building work. Thermalite are used widely in prjects throughout the world including building houses, garages and fish ponds. There are different strengths available so it is important to get the right one for the job, depending on how much pressure the block will need to take. Having a choice of various strengths means that you can use Thermalite blocks for most types of work, and the ease of use is also absoltely fantastic. If you are familiar or hav worked with celcon blocks, then you can expect a very similar similar block in terms of strength and ease of use. It is safe to say that you can do pretty much whatever you like with Thermalite blocks.
How much do they cost?
A Thermalite block will cost you a little less than £1 per block on average, when you buy in excess of 100 blocks. However the more blocks you buy, the more you should expect the price to drop. Tradesman would be likely to pick these up at no more than 50 pence per block. Therefore if you have a big job to do, and was thinking about buying your blocks in stages, then you should see if you can do it all in one go and you will be set to save yourself a few bob!
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