Bricks can be easily mistaken for having similar characteristics even though they can look relatively similar.
Therefore, understanding the different bricks available to you when building any development (Wall, Patio, New Build, Extension etc) is very important.
Here are 5 main pointers to consider when reviewing brick types:
• How durable is this brick?
• How strong is this type of brick and what is it purpose designed for?
Burnt clay bricks are very common and are originally made by pressing molds. The process continues by drying out the brick which is then fired in a kiln. These types of bricks are very affordable but maintain a very basic look.
Sand lime bricks take on a grey colour rather than the typical reddish style. They offer excellent strength and can take large quantities of weight.
They are made by mixing sand, fly ash and lime followed by a wet mixing process. To finish the process off you mold the brick under pressure.
Engineering bricks are bricks made at very high temperatures, forming a compact and strong brick, allowing the brick to limit strength and water absorption.
Engineering bricks offer brilliant load bearing capacity, damp-proof characteristics and chemical resisting properties.
These bricks are used in specific projects and they can cost more than regular or traditional bricks.
Bricks made from concrete are very common among home builders. Concrete bricks can be placed in fences, front or back of your house, or pathways which can create a unique look. You can get a variety of colours and textures due to the flexible manufacturing process.
Whatever brick you decide to go with please take time to consider and if you have any queries feel free to drop us an email and we will be happy to pass on any advice needed.
If you have ever wondered how a brick is made, here is a brilliant video by Insider about the process. We understand that not everyone shares such enthusiasm when it comes to brickwork.
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