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New Zealand Concrete Masonry Manual
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Concrete masonry is a staple material of the construction industry; a silent workhorse that encompasses reinforced concrete block and concrete block veneer, along with concrete block paving and flagstone paving for pedestrian walkways.

Concrete masonry offers structural and architectural advantages in a single material and is recognised as a major contributor to a sustainable built environment.

The New Zealand Concrete Masonry Manual, which was created in the late 1970s as a guide to the design and construction of concrete masonry, has been updated and is available in sections for free download as required.


1. General

2. Properties of Concrete Masonry

3. Construction Details

4. Reinforced Masonry

5. Veneer Walls

6. Specific Constructions

 7. Pavers