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Concrete Block Build 
The advantages of Concrete block build can be best described as follows:

Concrete block build has been the traditional method of building in Ireland for many years. Blockwork is perceived to be more sturdy and durable than Timber Frame. Blockwork is incombustible. Blockwork is perceived to be more noise and sound resistant than Timber Frame Blockwork is perceived to be more fire resistant than Timber Frame
Blockwork will not twist, warp or rot
Blockwork build method can be used on even the most restricted sites

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Dis-Advantages

The dis-advantages of Concrete block build can be best described as follows
The speed of construction is slower than Timber Frame
Concrete block build is less eco friendly than Timber Frame
The building is weathered in slower than Timber Frame
Blockwork is a wet trade and adversely affected by inclement weather conditions
Blockwork is undertaken on site and therefore subject to possible poor workmanship or work practices It is perceived to be more difficult to a achieve a higher BER Rating using Concrete block build It is perceived to be more difficult to a achieve a higher Air-Tightness Rating using Concrete block Build

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