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Honed masonry block has been used as a feature
Honed concrete blcks from a feature wall for architecture, ceiling, home, interior design, real estate, room, wall, brown, gray
Honed concrete blcks from a feature wall for the interior and exterior of the home, helping blur the distinction between indoor and outdoor.

Standard masonry block has been transformed into a distinctive feature for the interior and exterior of this family home. It's a contemporary look that reinforces the home's indoor-outdoor flow, says Shaun Owen of Stevenson.

The Stevenson DryBlock Architectural Masonry system is used to form structural walls at the entrance of the home and feature walls in the lobby. Both walls have a honed finish.

"The honing process exposes the natural elements of the block, forming a surface that is functional and visually appealing," says Owen.


The feature wall, with its exposed, slightly raw architecture, ceiling, daylighting, floor, home, house, interior design, lighting, stairs, wall, wood, black, brown
The feature wall, with its exposed, slightly raw finish, extends to the lower level of the home.

The DryBlock system is water-repellent, creating walls that repel water rather than absorbing it.

"By building with a water-repellent product rather than a water-absorbent one, you can reduce risk by significantly increasing the weather tightness of concrete masonry buildings," says Owen.

To increase a home's energy performance, thermal mass is needed, as well as good insulation.

Honed concrete blcks from a feature wall for architecture, ceiling, home, interior design, real estate, room, wall, brown, gray
Honed concrete blcks from a feature wall for the interior and exterior of the home, helping blur the distinction between indoor and outdoor.

"The DryBlock system provides this thermal mass, as well as fire-resistance, noise control and durability," he says."

For more information, contact Stevenson, freephone 0800 Dryblock (379 256). Email: info@stevensons.co.nz.

Oct 17, 2007
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