Block Layer in Gold Coast

Block Layers in Gold Coast

When using iSeekplant, you’ll always find quality and experienced block layers in Gold Coast. As the leading online construction marketplace in Australia, we’ll connect you with high-quality block laying professionals in Gold Coast who are dedicated to getting the job done right! Our extensive database puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to hiring the right service provider. From affordable rates to updated testimonials, along with contact details and on-demand quotes, iSeekplant makes sure you have everything you need to hire reliable and reputable block laying contractors. Ready to get started? Simply browse our listings for block layers in Gold Coast today!

What You Can Expect from Block Layers

Block laying is an aspect of the masonry trade that is closely related to brick laying. In Gold Coast, hundreds of residential and commercial projects rely on block layers to ensure their designs and builds are constructed to a high standard of safety and structural integrity. If you’ve ever seen a cinder block on a construction site, this is a part of block laying services provided specifically by block laying companies. Block laying projects also include:

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Social housing
  • Education institutional buildings
  • Civil and government infrastructure
  • Speed panel installations

Block layers create blocks made out of cement, sand-cement, concrete and stabilised earth blocks. The blocks are placed upon each other and firmly bonded together to create the initial structure of a building.

It is important that the measurements of these blocks are correct as they form the foundation and skeleton of the building itself. It is also essential that the mixing materials and moulds are properly proportioned so the block has the highest structural integrity.

The contractor will begin the basic laying procedure once the blocks are formed, which is the same for blocks and bricks.

This procedure includes:

  • Covering the top surface of the foundation with a bed of mortar. Hollow blocks will receive mortar only on the edges, while solid blocks will receive an application on the entire surface.
  • “Buttering” each new block on its ends before or after placement.
  • Using string to guide the proper placement of blocks in a straight line. Block layers position the blocks up to the string without touching it.
  • After every two to three blocks are laid, checking the level, removing and re-applying mortar to any blocks that are out of line.

Find the Best Block Layers and Premium Masonry Services in Gold Coast

Get connected with the top block layers in Gold Coast when you use iSeekplant’s platform. Expand the reach and scope of your project as you tap into block laying companies in Robina, Tweed Heads, Pimpama, Yatala or Beaudesert. You can also expect the same level of quality from other contractors offering related services such as Retaining Walls, Block Retaining Walls and Rock Retaining Walls.

Latest news in Gold Coast, QLD

27th April 2021

$1.96B QLD MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct Approved

Two windfarms and up to 400 jobs in the Southern Downs are a step closer to reality with the State Assessment and Referral Agency giving the green light.Deputy Premier and Planning Minister Steven Miles said Acciona received approval to build the $1.96 billion MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct (the Precinct) at Cement Mills, approximately 40 kilometres south-west of Warwick.“Soon there will be 180 wind turbines in the Darling Downs South West region propelling up to 1026 megawatts of energy into Queensland’s electricity network,” Mr Miles said.“Once operational the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct is expected to generate enough renewable electricity to supply about 700,000 Queensland homes.“The MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct is set to provide up to 400 local jobs during construction, with an additional 240 jobs for the construction of the 64km transmission line, and 14 fulltime jobs once in operation.“Acciona also expects its local spend during construction to exceed $500 million, which is great news for the Southern Downs, Goondiwindi, and Toowoomba communities.”Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the project would deliver jobs for Queenslanders.“I’m pleased that Acciona have committed to our Government’s Buy Queensland approach to use a local workforce and suppliers on this $1.96 billion project,” he said.“This will deliver significant economic benefits for the Darling Downs and beyond, and more renewable megawatts as the state works to reach its 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.“The commitment to a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030 has already enabled more than $9.9 billion of investment since December 2016 and created 7,000 construction jobs.Mr de Brenni said the 103 megawatt Karara Wind Farm, which forms part of the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct, will be owned and operated by the Government-owned energy generator, CleanCo Queensland.“This will be a central energy generator for CleanCo and will significantly bolster its portfolio of low-emission energy assets – owned by Queensland, for Queensland.”In addition to owning and operating the Karara Wind Farm, CleanCo will also purchase 400 megawatts of renewable energy per year from the MacIntyre Wind Farm.CleanCo CEO Dr Maia Schweizer said the approval is a significant step forward for the project.“CleanCo is proud to be partnering with Acciona to deliver such a significant project in Queensland’s renewable energy landscape,” Dr Schweizer said.“With this project we are harnessing wind with a profile that perfectly complements solar energy - that allows us to provide reliable, affordable low-emissions energy to our large commercial and industrial customers using our unique portfolio, and is an important step toward unlocking Queensland’s potential to generate and use globally competitive clean energy.” Acciona’s Australian Managing Director for Energy, Brett Wickham said the 36,000-hectare MacIntyre windfarm represents the company’s largest ever wind farm.“We are excited to be moving forward with this project and are proud to support the Queensland Government’s decarbonisation strategy.“The Precinct will avoid the emission of nearly 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.”Part of the Precinct will be developed in partnership with Queensland’s own Ark Energy Corporation. Ark Energy, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Co. and the Australian vehicle for its clean energy business, has taken a 30 per cent stake in the 923 megawatt MacIntyre Wind Farm exercisable at Final Investment Decision. The approved development of the Precinct includes the 162 turbine MacIntyre project, the smaller 18 turbine Karara project and 64km overhead transmission line to the Powerlink network near Millmerran.Acciona expects to start construction on the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct in the second half of this year and be fully operational by 2024.

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11th February 2019

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Steps to clearing your backyard: Know the lay of the land Create a plan Organise machines and any missing equipment Knock down trees Remove tree stumps Conduct a clean out of the area Excavate topsoil Fill in the site, level, and compact soil Dispose of garden waste and excess soil

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13th February 2019

How To Dig A Trench

Steps to dig a trench: Know the lay of the land (Call Dial Before You Dig) Create a plan Organise machines and any missing equipment Begin trenching Remove dips and humps Clean up site Install cabling, pipes or drainage

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