The Kingston Building is built using concrete blockwork.
The use of concrete blocks is not just limited to industrial buildings, foundations, or retaining walls. An increasing number of builders and homeowners are recognizing the benefits of using concrete blocks as the primary material in the construction of residential homes. A home built out of concrete block provides the homeowner with many benefits, including design flexibility, durability, efficiency, and other benefits.
Concrete block residential homes reinforced with steel provide more durability than wood framed homes.
Also, owners of concrete block homes do not have to worry about problems of wood warping and termite damage like owners of wood framed homes. Because of these durability advantages over wood framed homes, concrete block homeowners often pay lower rates for homeowner’s insurance than owners of wood homes.