Facing bricks are the most popular type of brick and have been the façade material of choice in the world over for thousands of years, particularly in the housing market. Traces of first used from mohjodharro to now modern and western countries facing bricks have been the first preference whether constructing a house, hospital, School to most modern university or commercial center. This material come with great versatility and dependability.
They are primarily used for the external walls of a building and so are generally chosen for their aesthetic qualities.
As the façade material has the biggest impact on the external aesthetics of a building, alongside the design, selecting the right material is a very important decision. With over 1000 different facing bricks available in the UK there is a facing brick for all types of projects from traditional to ultra-modern
Facing bricks are produced using different manufacturing techniques so they are available in a number of different types including Softmud (stock bricks) and extruded (wire cut Bricks), Genuine Handmade Bricks
As well as their aesthetic qualities they must also be weather resistant.
Jay Jalaram Brick Works manufactures the widest range of facing bricks available in the India and we are exporting to middle east, African continent to European nations.
ADVANTAGES OF BRICKS
When you build a house for the first time, you need to tackle a whole new set of problems. One thing is sure: When you finish your house, you'll spend many hours inside it.
Building a house exclusively of bricks can be costly, but it's a sensible investment that pays off. Interior walls made of bricks help adjust the building's temperature, as they store heat and cool air. In winter, the walls offer warmth, while on a hot summer day they have a cooling effect. This creates a pleasant indoor climate, which means healthy houses.
Besides comfort, a building made of bricks also has some financial advantages. Houses made entirely out of brickwork cost less in the long run, because they need less energy for heating. Research has proved that bricks for internal walls are best suited to households with passive and lower energy consumption, as the walls efficiently support the house's heating system and also absorb humidity that cannot escape through efficient climate shielding.
Finally, it is also very beneficial that houses completely made of bricks are often more attractive and attract higher values, should you want to sell them one day. This is down to, among other factors, the excellent properties relating to energy consumption and indoor climate, and in addition, houses completely made of bricks are already associated with better quality
WHAT IS A HOUSE COMPLETELY MADE OF BRICKS?
STORING HEAT AND COOL AIR
BALANCED AIR HUMIDITY
ALWAYS DRY AND HEALTHY
A HOUSE COMPLETELY MADE OF BRICKS ONLY OFFERS ADVANTAGES
Perhaps you know exactly what you want? Perhaps you're still on the lookout for more options and you're currently welcoming suggestions for the perfect house? One thing is sure: when you finish your house, you'll spend many hours inside it. We spend up to 90% of our time indoors. This is why it makes sense to integrate the indoor climate into the planning process when you intend to build a house
Brick is one of the most suitable materials for indoors, if you want to offer your family the best climate. There are many reasons for this - actually, so many that we could print a whole leaflet just about the advantages of a house completely made of bricks.
In a house completely made of bricks, the façade and the interior walls are also made of bricks. You'd also have heavier walls, in comparison to lighter alternatives, such as porous concrete, cement, gypcrete or wood.
A HOUSE COMPLETELY MADE OF BRICKS IS A PIGGY BANK
Brick walls are ideal for modern and energy efficient buildings with new heating systems. These include for example, heat pumps, combined with floor heating and interior walls made of bricks; practical, technically well thought-out and promising solutions, whose costs soon pays for themselves.
The heavy interior walls contribute, through their thermal mass, to a constant temperature. Likewise, when the sun shines or it's cold, you can balance any temperature swings. It's quite useful, in respect to the modern building regulations, which specify that indoor heat should be obtained through a low, but constant temperature.
In the summer, the demand for coolness and ventilation is reduced, thanks to the solid walls. The excess heat has become a luxury problem of energy-efficient houses. Brick-built walls offer a constant, pleasant temperature, also noticeable in energy consumption.
DESIGNED FOR FAMILY LIFE
After you've lived in a house completely made of bricks, you won't want to live anywhere else. The brick walls seem to have been created for dynamic family life, where people reorganize furniture, switch rooms and change direction as they go. The solid wall bears the stresses of everyday life and family activities. For this reason you can be glad that brick walls need no maintenance. Plastered walls are easy to clean, and at the same time shelves, cupboards and so on can be easily mounted directly onto the wall, without the help of additional devices and special tools.
The load capacity of a screw is many times bigger than in the case of light building methods.
BUILD GREEN WITH BRICKS
Brick is a trusted building material that lasts for many centuries. We actually don't know how long the bricks last, as some of the oldest buildings in the world are still standing and there is no doubt they'll keep standing. Thus, brick is one of the most ecological building materials on the market, as bricks will always last longer than wood, cast and other light building materials
A house completely made of bricks has a future, and the more energy-friendly you intend to build, the more relevant it becomes to decide on a completely brick-built house. By building in brick, you can enjoy a house that is both good for your health and your wallet.
India’s romance with brick architecture began at the time of the colonial British rule. It soon became an expression of our great civilization. A key to understanding brick as a modern architectural material lies precisely in its dual potential to be both structure and cladding. The greater part of the history of Indian architecture, brick walls have assumed both roles, simultaneously supporting floors and roof while at the same time providing enclosure. Even today, India’s top architects are inheriting the mythos of brick architecture due to its plausible benefits such as good structural qualities, reasonable cost, flexibility, impact resistance, and visual appearance.
Brick architecture can plainly be defined as ‘beauty you can bank on’. This is because brick, unlike any other material, combines universal appeal with economic benefits. Apart from the fact that a synergy of aesthetics and functionality plays a very important role in the reasoning behind one’s choice for exposed brick architecture, here are just a few reasons why it is probably also the wisest choice for aevery structure.
“Bricks to me are like faces. All of them are made of burnt mud, but they vary slightly in shape and colour. I think these small variations give tremendous character to a wall made of thousands of bricks, so I never dream of covering such a unique and character creation with plaster, which is mainly dull and characterless. I like the contrast of textures of brick, of stone, of concrete, of wood….” - Architect Laurie Baker
In the age where everybody is in a race to be different, we suggest that you just be you. Whoever and whatever you are - simple, plain, ecstatic, ethnic, strong or beautiful like these simple ‘Facing bricks’ – just be. Let the buildings you build display your design and the owner’s personality.
Facing bricks not only look beautiful, but they also lend a certain character to the building. We’d like to believe it brings out its soul. It transforms a building from ‘just another concrete block’ to ‘an exquisite adornment’ to the city.
As an architect or home maker, you have an immense responsibility of transforming the façade of the city. The way the city looks; the message it will convey to the people worldwide. It would be almost naïve to cover up the essence of the building in layers so thick that the integrity is overshadowed by the commercial need to plaster and paint.
The major concern of people intending to use facing bricks is durability. Can it withstand the rain? The scorching heat? Will it keep the occupants warm? Can it provide safety? Well, it can do not just that – but a whole lot more.
Bricks are one of the oldest known building materials dating back to 7000BC where they were first found in southern Turkey and around Jericho. The first bricks were sun dried mud bricks. Fired bricks were found to be more resistant to harsher weather conditions, which made them a much more reliable brick for use in permanent buildings, where mud bricks would not have been sufficient. Fired brick were also useful for absorbing any heat generated throughout the day, then releasing it at night.The Ancient Indians also used sun dried mud bricks as building materials, evidence of which can still be seen today at ruins such as Harappa Buhen and Mohenjo-daro.
The Romans further distinguished those which had been dried by the sun and air and those bricks which were burnt in a kiln. Preferring to make their bricks in the spring, the Romans held on to their bricks for 2 years before they were used or sold. They onlyused clay which was whitish or red for their bricks.
Using mobile kilns, the Romans were successful in introducing kiln fired bricks to the whole of the Roman Empire. The bricks were then stamped with the mark of the legion who supervised the brick production. These bricks differed from other ancient bricks in size and shape. Roman bricks were more commonly round, square, oblong, triangular or rectangular. The kiln fired bricks were generally 1 or 2 Roman foot by 1 Roman foot, but with some larger bricks at up to 3 Roman feet. The Romans preferred this type of brick making during the first century of their civilisation and used the bricks for public and private buildings all over the empire.
The Greeks also considered perpendicular brick walls more durable than stone walls and used them for public edifices. They also realised how the modern brick was less susceptible to erosion than the old marble walls.
During the 12th century bricks were reintroduced to northern Germany from northern Italy. This created the brick gothic period which was a reduced style of Gothic architecture previously very common in northern Europe. The buildings around this time were mainly built from fired red clay bricks. Brick Gothic style buildings can be found in the Baltic countries Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus and Russia. The brick gothic period can be categorized by the lack of figural architectural sculptures which had previously been carved in stone. The Gothic figures were impossible to create out of bulky bricks at that time, but could be identified by the use of split courses of bricks in varying colours, red bricks, glazed bricks and white lime plaster. Eventually special shaped bricks were introduced which would imitate the architectural sculptures.
During the renaissance and Baroque periods, exposed brick walls became unpopular and brickwork was generally covered by plaster. Only during the mid 18th century did visible brick walls again regain some popularity.
Bricks are more commonly used in the construction of buildings than any other material except wood. Brick and terracotta architecture is dominant within its field and a great industry has developed and invested in the manufacture of many different types of bricks of all shapes and colours. With modern machinery, earth moving equipment, powerful electric motors and modern tunnel kilns, making bricks has become much more productive and efficient. Bricks can be made from variety of materials the most common being clay but also calcium silicate and concrete. With clay bricks being the more popular, they are now manufactured using three processes soft mud, dry press and extrusion, hand made.
Good quality bricks have a major advantage over stone and other cement based building material as they are reliable, weather resistant and can tolerate certain acids, pollution and fire. Bricks can be made to any specification in colour, size and shape which makes bricks easier to build with than stone and cement based building materials. Brickwork is also much cheaper than cut stone work.