It is often believed that to build with DSM products is moreexpensive than building with a plaster and paint finish. One has to considerthe cost of the wall, and not the cost of the brick or block as many componentsmake up the cost of the wall. DSM has done an extensive analysis to establishall the component costs of a wall ( i.e plaster, labour, paint etc etc). Thecost of DSM blocks is initially higher than competing products. Once all thecosts have been taken into account, it is evident when studding the Graff ofavailable building materials that DSM products have an exceptional addedbenefit to a Plaster & Paint finish and a Face brick finish, a high qualityproduct with a synthetically pleasing finish at an amazing price. Besides theinitial saving during construction, there is an added advantage, a considerablecost saving over the life of the product when one takes into account theongoing maintenance costs on a plaster and paint finished wall.