As a result of our involvement in multiple different types of projects and boasting a varied client list, RAKNOR continually strives to improve its service and to offer as wide a range of products as our customers demand. Our products are engineered to, and compliant with, the highest BS (British) and ASTM (American) standards and our solid and hollow load-bearing blocks comply with ASTM C90.
Primarily used in structural foundations, our Solid Blocks are designed and manufactured using our state-of-the-art advanced production technology. As with all of our products, these blocks are designed to meet and exceed both and current and future industry regulations. These blocks do not disintegrate and, in addition to their load-bearing capabilities, they provide a solid surface for plastering and rendering.
Hourdi blocks, also known known as filler blocks, are multi-purpose, hollow masonry blocks manufactured with crushed aggregates. Suitable for extreme climatic conditions, Hourdi blocks are fire-resistant as well as being resilient under challenging weather conditions. These blocks, which are used primarily as filler in slab floor concrete, boast sound and heat insulation capabilities and are produced in all standard shapes and sizes.
Developed with one or more cavities for the purpose of reducing weight and increasing their insulation properties, our Hollow Blocks are widely used throughout the building industry and require low maintenance over a long lifespan. The hollow cores make the blocks easier to lift and allow, if the design calls for it, adequate room for reinforcing materials such as steel bars or allowing water pipes or electrical conduits to run through them.
Designed for use on the outer walls of buildings, these blocks provide insulation from high temperatures, thus lowering the need for air conditioning inside. Increased block density increases insulation and results in lower energy consumption within the building.
There are a number of types of kerbs, categorized by shape, material, height, and whether the kerb is combined with a gutter. Most kerb is constructed separately from the pavement, and the gutter is formed at the joint between the roadway and the kerb. Combined kerb and gutter (also called “curb and channel”) has a concrete kerb and gutter cast together in one piece.
An interlocking concrete paver is a type of paver which has emerged over the last couple of decades as a very popular alternative to brick, clay or concrete. In addition to being economical, interlocking concrete pavers are also widely available in water-permeable designs, which have added ecological benefits.