Hollow blocks are widespread today - among other things, they are also made from pumice. The processing is relatively easy - everything you still need to know about pumice can be found here.
Hollow blocks made of pumice are a good way of building very insulating walls. The material contains many air pockets and therefore has a very low thermal conductivity.
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In contrast to many lightweight concrete blocks, pumice consumes very little energy in its production and is therefore a very interesting building material from an ecological point of view.
|36.5 x 24.5 x 23.8 cm, toothed||sheer.de||0.75 EUR / piece|
|Concrete hollow stone, 11.5 x 49 x 23.8 cm||sheer.de||0.73 EUR|
|Pumice concrete hollow stone, 49.7 x 30 x 23.8 cm||ebay.de||3.07 EUR|
|Expanded clay hollow blocks, 11.5 x 49 x 23.8 cm||sheer.de||1.05 EUR / pc.|
What to look for when buying? / Recommendations
There is often confusion between the terms hollow stone, hollow block and shuttering stone - so always pay close attention to what you need for your project.
Further information on the topic:
- Wikipedia article on hollow blocks: LINK
- DIN EN 15435 for concrete shuttering blocks: download, pdf