Monarch Blox

Monarch Blox

Nitterhouse’s alternative to the look of clay brick is our Monarch Blox. They are half-high through the wall units, so they are the height of a regular brick but the length and depth of a regular block. Our Monarch Blox blended blocks are integrally colored and the perfect choice for fast-track jobs that want the look of brick. Select from three sizes to meet your project’s specifications. These units meet ASTM-C90 standard for load-bearing concrete masonry and can be used in both above and below grade applications.


  • 3 5/8″x 3 5/8″x 15 5/8″
  • 7 5/8″x 3 5/8″x 15 5/8″
  • 11 5/8″x 3 5/8″x 15 5/8″

Monarch Blox Basics

For some building projects, you want the look of brick but the overall properties of concrete. Nitterhouse has the perfect answer with our Monarch Traditional Blox alternative to clay brick. This brick-looking CMU is stronger and more realistic-looking than many other alternatives to bricks. They meet ASTM-C 90 standards for load-bearing concrete masonry and are usable for at-grade and below-grade applications. They are half-high through the wall units, meaning they have the same height as a brick but the length and depth of a traditional concrete block.

Monarch Blox Comes in a Wide Assortment of Attractive Colors

Choosing the right color for a project’s building material can be a challenge. The color sets the overall tone for the building and creates a first impression for visitors and passersby — for better or worse. The color also influences the style of the structure. Monarch Blox gives you plenty of excellent hue choices. They come in four authentic brick colors — desert blend, chestnut blend, mahogany blend and rustic blend — to make it easier to match your exterior design plans for your project.

If you’re not sure which concrete block color will work best for your building, we can help. Our knowledgable design team can assist you in exploring all the possibilities, including using creative color combinations to achieve the ideal look. Whether you prefer a neutral shade, something a bit bolder or maybe the use of accents, you’ll feel comfortable with your decision.

Monarch Blox Uses

If you are interested in having the look of authentic brick for your building but don’t have the time to lay real brick, or you prefer concrete building materials but still like the rustic, natural look of clay brick, Monarch Blox is likely to be just what you are looking for. They are suitable for a wide variety of commercial applications and can add credibility and authenticity to the look of shopping centers, business offices, college dormitories and similar building projects.

Builders who are considering a concrete alternative to clay brick want to go to the experts when it comes to concrete — and nobody has more concrete expertise than Nitterhouse Masonry Products. Since the 1920s, Nitterhouse has been making quality concrete products and has passed that commitment to quality down through five generations of this family-owned business.

When you’re ready to get serious about your brick alternative CMU, Nitterhouse will be there to help. To talk to us about our Monarch Blox options or anything related to concrete masonry units, or to place an order, start by filling in your basic information and info about your project using the form below. Submit it to us electronically and one of our masonry specialists will look over your case and get in touch to help you determine the best way to proceed. Let us hear from you today!

Product Information

Many builders, architects and property owners prefer a structure with a brick appearance. But it takes more time to build with brick, which can raise the final costs of a construction project by as much as 25 percent or more. Brick also absorbs water, which can lead to long-term moisture damage to the building. In some cases, constructing with concrete block that looks like brick can provide a better alternative. You can trust Nitterhouse Masonry Products to deliver the perfect solution for your company!

Experience All the Benefits of Concrete Masonry Construction

The benefit of using concrete block that looks like brick is that you get all the advantages of building with concrete masonry such as:

  • Durability: Monarch Blox can withstand the elements and is not susceptible to moisture damage. You can expect your concrete blocks to last for years to come.
  • Easy installation: Our concrete masonry product enables a faster installation than brick, which saves time and reduces your project’s labor costs.
  • Low maintenance: Because of the remarkable toughness and durability of Monarch Blox, you won’t have to spend a lot of time on maintenance. Your building will keep its great looks and structural integrity with little effort on your part.
  • Fire protection: Monarch Blox is a fire-resistant material that gives you extra peace of mind.
  • Energy efficiency: Our concrete block product creates a tight seal that keeps cooled and heated air inside your building. Building owners will notice the difference in the form of lower utility bills.
  • Soundproofing qualities: Monarch Blox features exceptional damping properties that deliver strong acoustic performance in buildings that require higher levels of soundproofing.

Request Details

Thank you for your interest in Nitterhouse Masonry Products! When you choose our concrete block with a brick appearance, you also get the benefit of nearly a century of industry expertise. We produced our first piece of concrete in 1923. Over the years, we’ve continued our commitment to offering high-quality masonry products that serve the needs of our customers, making us one of the top suppliers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Feel free to contact us to learn more about how our concrete that looks like brick can add value to your building projects. Please fill out the form below to reach a masonry specialist, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you’d like to speak with us in person, give us a call at (717) 267-4500 during business hours, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

We look forward to working with you!

Request Details

Thank you for your interest in a Nitterhouse Masonry Product! Please fill out the form below to reach a masonry specialist and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you!


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