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The house like many in the region is structured using reinforced concrete block work. This is typically made of 8" external blocks reinforced by 1/4" to 1/2" steel bars placed in every other pocket that are then filled with a mixture of cement, sand and aggregate. A grid work of columns are also utilised at a spacing of 12' to 15' to create a rigid structure. The structural basis of most buildings (residential or commercial) is laid out in the Caribbean Uniform Building Code (CUBiC), notwithstanding Montserrat does not have a ratified building code.