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Material Sheet
Concrete Block

Concrete Coursing Brick

What is it used for

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Residential Construction

Used to create precise and level courses in brick walls, ensuring structural integrity and alignment in home building.


Commercial Construction

Essential in commercial projects for achieving accurate heights and dimensions in large brickwork structures, enhancing both stability and appearance.


Industrial Construction

Utilized in industrial settings to maintain consistent levels in brickwork for facilities and large-scale buildings, supporting heavy loads and machinery.

Brick Wall

Dimensions

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Length: 215 mm


Width: 100 mm


Height: 65 mm


Volume: 0.001397 m³


Weight: Approximately 3 kg per block


Colour: Grey

What it’s Made From

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Cement

The primary binding material, providing strength and durability to the brick.


Aggregates

Includes sand, gravel, and crushed stone, which add bulk and stability to the brick.


Water

Essential for the hydration process, which allows the cement to bind the aggregates together.


Additives

These can include materials like fly ash, slag, and chemical admixtures to enhance workability, durability, and strength.

Variations

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Standard Concrete Coursing Brick

Description: A typical gray concrete brick used for leveling and height adjustments in brickwork courses.

Applications: Commonly used to maintain uniform brick courses, providing structural support and ensuring even wall construction.


Lightweight Concrete Coursing Brick

Description: Made from lightweight aggregates, reducing the overall weight while maintaining strength.

Applications: Ideal for use in non-load-bearing walls, partitions, and situations where reduced weight is advantageous without compromising structural integrity.


Insulated Concrete Coursing Brick

Description: Incorporates insulation materials to enhance thermal properties and reduce heat transfer.

Applications: Suitable for external walls and cavity walls, providing additional insulation and improving energy efficiency in buildings.

Installation

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Tools Required

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


Materials Required

Concrete coursing bricks | Mortar mix | Water


Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preparation: Clear the area and lay a damp-proof course if necessary.

  2. Mix Mortar: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for mixing mortar.

  3. Lay Bricks: Start with a mortar bed, place the coursing bricks, and check alignment.

  4. Build Up: Continue laying bricks with mortar in between, ensuring each layer is level.

  5. Adjust Levels: Use the bricks to adjust the height and level of the structure as needed.

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

Technical Specification

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Compressive Strength: 7-10 MPa


Water Absorption: < 15%


Thermal Conductivity: 0.51 W/mK


Density: 1900-2100 kg/m³

Certification

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BS EN 771-3: British Standard for concrete bricks and blocks.


ISO 9001: Quality management standards for consistent production quality.

Purchasing Quantities

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Single Units

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


Bundles

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


Pallets

Typically offered in bulk, with each pallet containing around 300 to 500 bricks. Suitable for medium to large construction projects.

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability Considerations

Production of concrete coursing bricks involves significant energy consumption and CO2 emissions. However, they can be produced using recycled materials, reducing their environmental footprint.


Eco-friendly Alternatives

Opt for bricks made with recycled aggregates or supplementary cementitious materials like fly ash to minimize environmental impact.


Waste Reduction

Using precise quantities and reducing off-cuts can minimize waste. Leftover materials should be recycled or disposed of responsibly.


Energy Efficiency

Concrete coursing bricks can contribute to thermal mass in buildings, enhancing energy efficiency by maintaining stable indoor temperatures.

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