Various Types of Bricks

 

Various Types of Bricks

There are various types of bricks used in masonry.
1. Common Burnt Clay Bricks
2. Sand Lime Bricks (Calcium Silicate Bricks)
3. Concrete Bricks
4. Fly ash Clay Bricks
5. Fire Clay Bricks

Common Burnt Clay Bricks

Clay bricks are fired bricks. These are formed by pressing in moulds or by an extrusion and wire cutting process. Then these bricks are dried and fired in a kiln.

Sand Lime Bricks (Calcium Silicate Bricks)

These bricks are mixtures of sand and hydrated lime pressed in moulds and cured in a high-pressure steam autoclave.

Concrete Bricks

Concrete bricks are mixtures of cement, sand and aggregates vibrated in moulds and steam cured.

Fly ash Clay Bricks

Fly ash is used along with clay in these bricks. Fly ash is obtained from boilers of thermal power stations. 

Fire Clay Bricks

Fire clay exists at much depth below the surface and is usually mined. Generally, Fire clays contain metallic oxides less than surface clays and have more uniform chemical and physical properties.  

Recommended Bricks for Construction

Common burnt clay bricks are recommended for construction of a house. The bricks should be burnt in kiln thoroughly so that they become hard and durable. The two bricks should give a hard ringing sound when they are struck together. The bricks should have rectangular shapes with sharp corners and uniform colors. The bricks should be free from cracks, chips and warp ages, large particles of lime and organic matter. First class bricks are suitable for construction of a building.

 

 
16  Comment(s)
chandru
By chandru -  On  1/7/2014 8:31:49 PM
Sir I want to construct first floor with red hallow clayblocks(wienerberger) please advise me advantage & disadvantaged about block. Sound proof,eco friendly,about cool
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 7/11/2013 7:34:51 AM
the very useful information for construction
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 6/22/2012 2:05:43 AM
Still you did not mention about the advantages of materials like hollow blocks in cost and other things.
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 6/21/2012 4:23:21 PM
wow! Thanks to the article now am done my assignments big-up
 
jag
By jag -  On  6/10/2012 9:40:50 AM
I am preparing to construct my house. My contractor is recommending cement solid block for wall construction than clay brick because it saves money and increases spaces. What are the advantages and disadvantages of solid block.
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 3/19/2012 3:58:37 PM
Hallo sir
I want some knowledge about C4X bricks.where are the projects in Maharashtra and from where to buy machine.the total estimate of the project.thank u.I m from sangli district.
 
sanjay
By sanjay -  On  7/31/2011 1:16:08 PM
how to calculate the nos of bricks required for a room?
how many bricks in a truck and how to order it?
 
Gunjan Utraja
By Gunjan Utraja -  On  1/21/2011 11:35:01 AM
What do you want to write? Do you want to discuss/share anything from the users?

 
manoharan k
By manoharan k -  On  1/17/2011 12:25:46 PM
yes
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 10/18/2010 7:20:53 PM
thanks
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 8/31/2010 7:22:36 PM
good
 
lekhani dasanayake
By lekhani dasanayake -  On  8/19/2010 11:28:26 AM
this is very good site for all students
 
Raghavendran N
By Raghavendran N -  On  8/1/2010 5:39:20 PM
Like to have more literature on wire cut bricks(red in color used in Kerala as exposed bricks)usage, advantage and disadvantage
 
Adams
By Adams -  On  5/17/2010 7:43:44 PM
It will be usefull to us if you publish articles related to block work.
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 2/20/2010 3:19:00 PM
it is useful site forme becuase ia very interest to know all this stuff.
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 3/19/2009 7:46:39 PM
please provide me list of all raw material rates with range used in building construction
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