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Ali Hamza
Ali Hamza
23 Jan 2019

What is brick??

  • A brick is a block of ceramic (Clay) material molded to suitable shape and size and is used in masonry construction.

  • After stone and clay, it is oldest construction material used for light and heavy structures.

  • It has been regarded as one of the longest lasting and strongest building materials used throughout history.

  • Quality of bricks depends on the parent material, finishing and quality of burning. 

  • Bricks are broadly classified in to two categories:

    Sun Dried bricks/Unburnt Bricks

      Burnt bricks or pacca Bricks

    Sun Dried bricks/Unburnt Bricks

    These bricks after molding have been dried in the sun.These are used only for temporary and light structures.