decorative block

decorative block

A concrete masonry unit having special treatment of its exposed face shell for architectural effect; such treatment may consist of distinctive aggregates (with or without additional coloring) or of beveled recesses (for patterned appearance when illuminated obliquely).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Rather than struggling to align moldings or fudging to match profiles, you can make a nice transition with a decorative block. You can buy ready-made blocks, but it's easy to make your own.
The lawns to the front of the house are wonderfully manicured and are set either side of a decorative block paved driveway.
The rear garden is a good size, and bounded by decorative block walling and timber fencing enjoys a sunny and secluded position.
In its 2-by-3 accent rug category, C & F will debut this whale design from Jennifer Brinley, and which has decorative block print effects in blue and red.
On a central raised platform stood a decorative block, Cleopatra's "monument." Downstage center on the lower stage was a long narrow pond on which a toy boat floated, Cleopatra's purple-sailed, golden barge.
Situated just off Exit on the New Jersey Turnpike, the facility features a full glass wall entrance, 5,000 SF of office space, a decorative block, rubber roof, five tailgates and one 14 x 14 drive-in.
Each building consisted of some variation of block construction and might include end walls, various rooms, or decorative block with steel-mesh enclosures.
The quality of construction is Class A and features 20-year guaranteed roofs and all decorative block constructed exteriors, with a lot of unique design and colors.
The one-story, decorative block building is located just off Route 18, one and a half miles from New Jersey Turnpike exit 8A.
He said it was time the council stopped using black tar to fill up holes in pavements which were made of decorative blocks or slabs.
They are sold in loose form, bags, special bunches or compressed decorative blocks that look like blocks of chocolate ...but they are not!