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Material Sheet
Brick

Facing Brick

What is it used for

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Residential Construction: Commonly used for the outer walls of houses, providing a visually appealing and weather-resistant surface.


Commercial Buildings: Utilized for the facades of commercial buildings, offering both aesthetic value and structural integrity.


Garden and Landscape Walls: Ideal for constructing decorative garden walls and other landscape features due to their attractive finish.

Brick Wall

Dimensions

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Length: 215 mm


Width: 102.5 mm


Height: 65 mm


Volume: 0.0014324375m3


Weight: 2.8 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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Red Multi-Facing Brick

Description: A traditional red-colored brick with slight variations in hue, providing a classic look.

Applications: Ideal for residential buildings, walls, and restoration projects.


Buff Facing Brick

Description: A light yellow to sandy-colored brick offering a warm and clean appearance.

Applications: Suitable for contemporary buildings, extensions, and garden walls.


Blue Engineering Brick

Description: Known for its high strength and low water absorption, typically in a dark blue hue.

Applications: Used in foundations, below ground level construction, and as decorative features.

Installation

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Tools Required:

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


Materials Required

Facing bricks | Mortar mix | Water


Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preparation: Clear the area and ensure a stable foundation.

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

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

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

  5. Finish Joints: Smooth and shape the mortar joints for a clean finish.

  6. Clean: Remove any excess mortar and clean the surface of the bricks.

Technical Specification

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Compressive Strength: Typically between 20-40 MPa.


Water Absorption: Less than 10%.


Thermal Conductivity: Approximately 0.6 W/mK.


Frost Resistance: High resistance to frost damage, making them suitable for external use.

Certification

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British Standard (BS 3921): Ensures quality and suitability for construction.


ISO 9001: Certification for quality management systems, ensuring consistent quality in production.

Purchasing Quantities

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Single Units

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


Pallets

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


Bundles

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

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability: Generally made from natural clay, which is abundant. The manufacturing process, however, involves significant energy use.


Alternative Options: Reclaimed bricks or concrete bricks can be more environmentally friendly options.

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