Building With Concrete Block Vs. Wood-framed Construction
Nov 01, 2017 Cost. Concrete block is considerably costlier than stick-frame construction. Labor and materials costs are higher for concrete block. First, the labor pool for block masonry is much scarcer than. the labor available for stick frame construction. Second, the cost of CMU, rebar, mortar, concrete fill, etc., are more expensive than plywood sheathing.