Modern brick homes are made out of clay and shale, which are natural and abundant. Not only that, but bricks are easy to recycle if the house ever needs to come down.
A few weeks ago a visitor to my Askthe, and builder. Com site wanted to know about brick foundations to do something. Take house foundations for example. You may live in a part of the country where the building contractors use concrete or precast concrete.
What is the best brick for houses?
The typical total wall thickness for a home built this way is: 8 +/- inches for the brick and block3/4-inch for the furring strip nailed to the block1/2-3/4 inch for the interior drywall.
The main reason homebuyers tend to like brick better than wood is because of the wear and tear wood goes through. You have to worry about termite damage, and even water damage because mold can become a problem as well. Another reason wood might not stand up to brick is because it needs to be chemically treated to resist pests.
Which is the best cement for brick work for house?
Purely Limestone is used. Slag a byproduct of steel manufacturing process in a steel plant is mixed during cement manufacturing proces in certain ratio of limestone and Gypsum.
How are bricks manufactured?
The manufacturing process of bricks is dependent on seasons as the process of drying and firing are still carried out under open air. The brick kilns are located around main cities and towns, these clusters have an annual production capacity of over two to ten million bricks.
How do they make bricks dry?
They are dried in special dryers which receive heat from specially made furnaces for artificial drying. After the process of moulding and drying, bricks are burnt in kilns to impart hardness, strength and to increase the density of the brick.
Another thing we asked ourselves was, when did the art of brickmaking begin?
In England the remains of buildings prove that the art of brickmaking was highly advanced by the time of Henry VIII. After the great fire of London in 1666, the city was rebuilt with mainly bricks. Adobe brick, which is sundried brick made of clay and straw, has been made for centuries in Central America,.
One inquiry we ran across in our research was “What is the brick production like in India?”.
Here is what I researched. In the Northern mountain regions, (like Jammu, Srinagar, and Dehradun) brick production is very limited and low.
Where can I buy a brick in Zimbabwe?
See full address and map.
Another frequently asked query is “Where is willdale located in Zimbabwe?”.
City of Zimbabwe.