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Glass block

Composed of two sheets of plate glass with an air space between them, formed into a sealed modular hollow block; laid up with mortar, similar to masonry blocks as a modular material; comes in several distinct styles, patterns and degrees of transparency and translucency.
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glass block, glass brick

A hollow block of glass, usually translucent with textured faces; has relatively low thermal-insulation and low fire-resistance value; used in non-load-bearing walls.
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Another efficient option is plastic blocks which look identical to glass blocks. They are often molded from acrylic plastic and are also hollow for efficiency and lighter weight.
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Experts estimate that acrylic and glass blocks themselves are in the same price range and that the labor to install them is what sets them apart.
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A fireplace and a new television unit at the end of what is now one long room; Debra has cleverly filled in the space from what is an unwanted door with glass blocks which let in plenty of light; BEFORE Work starts on turning what was once a drab sitting room and a study into a place that the whole family can enjoy; AFTER Knocking down the wall between the two rooms has created one big rectangular space flooded with light Pictures: COLIN POOLE
Lawton says glass block is a chameleon because it can be used in both traditional and contemporary designs.
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Five 3 1/2- by 5-foot panels of tempered glass block wind while opening the courtyard to views.