Baines Masonry’s NatureStone retaining wall block uses the “Henrick” patented system of adhering natural stone to structural masonry blocks, providing structural integrity and reliability for every installation.
Most natural stone, such as sandstone, bluestone, granite, limestone and travertine, can be cut and milled to size and then fixed. To ensure the structural integrity of each unit, the system involves using high-strength, purpose neutral-cure adhesive and 316 mechanically fixed marine-grade stainless steel pins, top and bottom.
NatureStone produced by Baines Masonry is easy to lay, easy to reinforce, cost-effective and is engineer friendly thanks to the existing design tables. The NatureStone retaining wall block system has a complete block range including full blocks, half blocks, capping, corner returns and sills. It is also available as a segmented retaining wall product.
The NatureStone is part of the BelleStone range of products by Baines Masonry Blocks and includes the following features:
- Standard design tables
- AS3700 and BCA compliant
- A lighter-weight option that is easy to lay and reinforce
- Sustainability benefits of Betta Block including the use of recycled materials and less concrete
NatureStone blocks have recently been used for piers to complement the regeneration of an aggerate dump for the RMS in the Blue Mountains NSW and a retaining wall in Neutral Bay Sydney. NatureStone is a currently used in a residential high-end construction at Greenwich, NSW, as the load-bearing lower floor.
NatureStone is versatile enough to be used in most landscaping and building applications, both commercial and domestic, and is also perfect for outdoor entertaining areas.
The benefits of NatureStone include:
- Slimmer facing
- One trade installation
- Consistent wall engineering
- Environmental considerations
- The product wastage from serpentine walls is grey block, not sandstone, and is therefore more cost effective
- Weighs less than solid sandstone per block, resulting in minimised damage during site movements