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Material Sheet
Brick

Airbrick

What is it used for

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Residential: Commonly used in houses to ventilate underfloor spaces, preventing dampness and mold.


Commercial: Utilized in commercial buildings to ensure ventilation in basements and cavity walls.


Industrial: Employed in industrial settings where robust ventilation solutions are required for safety and environmental control.

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Dimensions

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Length: 215 mm


Width: 50 mm


Height: 65 mm


Volume: 0.00195 m³


Weight: 1.8 kg

What it’s Made From

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Clay

The primary material, typically sourced locally, is used for its plasticity and strength after firing.  


Water

Essential for shaping and moulding the clay into bricks.  


Sand

Used to prevent the bricks from sticking to moulds and for creating textured finishes.  


Additives

These can include materials like manganese, barium, and other colorants to enhance colour and durability.

Variations

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Plastic Air Brick

Description: Lightweight and corrosion-resistant.

Applications: Used for ventilation in various building structures.


Aluminum Air Brick

Description: Durable and rust-resistant.

Applications: Suitable for external walls and harsh environments.


Concrete Air Brick

Description: High strength and durable for heavy-duty applications.

Applications: Ideal for areas requiring robust ventilation solutions.

Installation

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Tools Required:

Trowel | Spirit level | Brick hammer | Tape measure | Brick jointer


Materials Required:

Airbricks | Mortar mix | Water | Damp-proof course (DPC) material


Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preparation: Clear the area, lay a damp-proof course (DPC).

  2. Mix Mortar: Follow manufacturer’s instructions.

  3. Install Airbricks: Start with a mortar bed, place airbricks, check alignment.

  4. Build Up: Lay airbricks with mortar in between, ensure each layer is level.

  5. Insulation: Insert insulation in the cavity if needed.

  6. Complete: Fill gaps with mortar, smooth joints, clean excess mortar.

Technical Specification

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Load-Bearing Capacity: Generally not used for load-bearing applications but designed to withstand standard structural pressures.


Thermal Properties: Provides ventilation which indirectly aids in maintaining thermal efficiency by reducing moisture.


Acoustic Properties: Allows air passage while minimally impacting acoustic insulation.


Compliance and Standards: Complies with relevant British Standards (BS 493) for ventilation and damp proofing.

Certification

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ISO 9001: Quality management certification.


BS 493: British Standard for airbricks.


CE Marking: Indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA).

Purchasing Quantities

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Single Units

Ideal for small projects, repairs, or when only a few bricks are needed.


Bundles

Smaller quantities than pallets, often sold in bundles of 10, 20, or 50 bricks, suitable for minor projects or additions.


Pallets

Typically sold in bulk, with each pallet containing around 400 to 500 bricks. This option is suitable for medium to large construction projects.

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability: Clay airbricks are made from natural materials and can be recycled.


Carbon Footprint: Moderate carbon footprint due to firing process but long-lasting durability offsets environmental impact.


Eco-Friendly Alternatives: Recycled plastic airbricks or sustainably sourced timber ventilation products can be considered as environmentally friendly alternatives.

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