Why ECO-THERM Brick is the first choice of Architects?
Hollow block bricks have been used in this country for hundreds of years and are the standard building material. Even though they are one of the most crucial building components, their significance is frequently overlooked. The sort of brick that could be utilised in the construction of a house is not given much thought by most people.
Even more concerning is that many people are ignorant of the many types of bricks offered on the market, much alone the benefits and drawbacks of each. Bricks come in various varieties, including Common Burnt Clay Hollow Bricks (red bricks), Sand Lime Bricks (Calcium Silicate Bricks), Concrete Bricks, Fly Ash Bricks, Fire Clay Bricks, and the newest brick technology, Hollow Bricks.
After a structure is built, the bricks cannot be modified, so choosing the right type of brick from the wide variety available on the market is crucial, for both the static of the building as well as the thermal resistance of the building as a whole. In other words, a mistake in building material is a mistake to be carried on for the rest of the building existence.
This article will teach us about hollow bricks, a novel building material that has become quite popular for various applications.
What are hollow bricks?
ECOTHERM Bricks, commonly referred to as hollow bricks, are a modern type of brick that has become quite popular in the building sector. The weight of ECOTHERM HP (Horizontally Perforated) bricks is 60% less than that of a solid concrete block. ECOTHERM Bricks are even more sophisticated hollow bricks filled with a unique insulating substance (Rock wool).
Hollow Bricks have several advantages over traditional bricks. First, they are much lighter than standard bricks, thus loading the whole construction up to 60 % less than a conventional brick.
Because of this, Hollow Bricks require less workforce to move them into place during construction—which means they can be installed faster than conventional bricks and thus reduce labour costs. They also require limited maintenance over time because they do not need to be painted or waterproofed so often as traditional bricks. If cladding is applied after , then the maintenance cost goes down to zero for life since there is no repaint done ever.
The five reasons why hollow brick is a much better alternative are:
Types of Brick constructions implemented:
1. Green living
Hollow bricks are an excellent option for green living because they are made from clay the healthiest thing ever. There is zero chemical insertion.
Nothing can replace as a healthy environment than clay surfaces.
2. Energy Conservation
They are an excellent option for keeping your hollow brick house energy costs down because they help you to save money on heating and cooling your space.
Due to their perforation , and the minimization of thermal bridges in the wall , the outside temperature load is carried inward at a much slower rate, thus the thermal load of the whole structure is limited.
You can use hollow bricks to keep your building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, saving you money on those monthly bills, since the thermodynamics are the same in winter or summer , heat travels to the cold.
Hollow blocks come in two forms , filling bricks that aim to make a wall that will withstand heat transfer provide safety , and load bearing Hollow blocks of Vertical perforation , which play the role of the filling bricks but surpass any strength standards to support load bearing needs.
It makes them ideal for exterior walls and floors where they need extra strength to withstand weathering and other environmental factors such as heavy winds or snowfall.
4. Fire Resistance
Hollow bricks are fire-resistant because of their hollow center, which allows air to flow through the brick wall without allowing heat to build up within the structure itself during a fire emergency (like earthquakes) where temperatures can reach upwards of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit within minutes!
5. Budget-Friendly and Low-Maintenance
Solid bricks are substantially heavier than hollow bricks. The overall structural cost is reduced. Masons can work more quickly, resulting in fewer person-hours and lower labour expenses. Low maintenance expenses since hollow bricks tend to have less efflorescence.
Utilizing ECOTHERM bricks lowers costs by lowering the number of joints that must be filled. As a result, less mortar is used since the hollow bricks are more prominent. And as was already noted, the thermal insulation feature helps to maintain inside natural cooling all year long, lowering your energy expenses significantly throughout the building’s lifespan.
Uses And Properties Of Hollow Bricks
ECOTHERM bricks may be used to build partition walls, Outer walls , replace the flooring from the cement slap , thus lowering even more the load , and creating a sound proof area from floor to floor , as well as creating an even stronger barrier to heat transfer from floor to floor.
Hollow brick size varies in the market according to the requirement.
The most common dimensions available are 400mm x 200mm x 200mm, 400mm x 150mm x 250mm or even 400mm x 100mm x 200mm.
ECOTHERM bricks weigh roughly 60% less than conventional walling materials. They absorb water at around 15% of their total weight. You have the gift ready to be passed on to future generations since your home is made of hollow bricks. So look into your options and choose the one that offers long-lasting durability while remaining cost-effective.