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Construction Bricks: Classification Based on their Shapes

Brick wallEven in what was considered the most ancient civilization, bricks were a standard material of construction. According to history, bricks were first used in Egypt approximately 6000 years ago.

Presently, brick is the most preferred material of construction around the world. a minimal is attributed to the advantages it has over other materials of construction. They include availability, versatility and dynamism, low cost, and their diversity. Namoi Valley Bricks talks about the classification of new bricks for sale, according to their shapes and uses.

Bullnose brick

This brick is well molded to form a round angle, which is known as a bullnose. It is Construction engineers prefer them used during construction of a rounded quoin. The quoin is formed as a result of a connection that comes when the wall being built takes a turn. For you to ensure structural integrity and correct use of the bullnose brick, the central point of the curved position should be placed on the extensive central line of the brick.

Hollow Bricks

Also known as the cavity or cellular bricks, they come with a wall thickness of approximately 20 to 25mm. They are lightweight, and during construction, they can be laid down at least three times as fast as your ordinary bricks, and as such, your construction project ends very fast. They reduce transmission of sound, heat, and dampness making them excellent for partitioning.

Perforated Bricks

They possess circular holes throughout their walls. They are preferred by construction engineers due to their lightweight, and the fact that they consume a minimal amount of clay to make. They are used in the construction of panels’ frames for both lightweight and multi-storied structures.

The above-shaped bricks are available in various forms. They include burnt and unburnt or sun-dried bricks. They are also available in multiple quality levels ranging from first to the fourth level. The level of quality is determined by the smoothness of the surface, regular shape, appropriate size and finely done edges.

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