Clay bricks are a cheap and sustainable building material. Clay bricks have been used for centuries as a cheap construction material.
Face brick is the name given to clay bricks that are made with a face on one of their sides, they are not cheap. A cheap common brick has no “face”.
In Australia, cheap common clay bricks are typically used in home construction, while face bricks are usually made from clay and used for brick walls or brickwork in a fireplace.
Common Clay Bricks Type
There are many types of clay bricks in Australia. The most common type is ‘common’ or yellow face brick, which can be found in almost all construction projects. However, there are other types of bricks that may be used in certain circumstances.
There are four cheap common bricks: cheap face brick, cheap party brick wall block, cheap common brick and cheap double bullnose.
Cheap face brick is a popular choice because it can be laid flat both inside and out. It is entirely smooth with no indentations or marks on its surface. The different colours of cheap face brick huge range from different shades of red, cream and brown.
Difference Between Face Brick and Common Brick
One important consideration when choosing between face and common bricks is cost.
Face bricks tend to be more expensive than their cheap counterparts because they are made with clay that has a higher concentration of fine particles, giving them a smooth look after firing.
Common bricks are usually made with clay containing fewer fine particles, making them rougher both before and after firing.
Another difference between the two types is their thermal resistance. Face bricks have a slightly lower thermal resistance, meaning they absorb heat faster and reflect less light than common bricks.
What is Brick Made of?
Brick is created by kneading cheap common traditional bricks that are made of fire clay until they are soft and pliable. These characteristics of a cheap face brick can be used to give an extra touch of class to the project while cheap common clay blocks can be used in situations where performance is more important than appearance.
Brick panels are another form of cheap brick that is available on the market. Brick panels come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and allow you to save time and materials during construction. While they usually do not need mortar, it may be needed if you want a better bond between the panel and surrounding materials.
There are different types of bricks such as concrete bricks, engineering bricks and double course bricks.
Brick Wall Characteristics
Cheap common brick characteristics show a lower water absorption capacity than face brick, making it suitable for above ground use such as garden landscaping. A cheap common concrete block performs well under load-bearing conditions but has similar water absorption problems as cheap common bricks.
It is recommended that cheap common bricks be used beneath foundations to prevent the moist underground environment from causing distortion and bulging. However, cheap common clay blocks can be used directly on undisturbed soil.
If you are considering using cheap common bricks or cheap common clay blocks in your construction project, make sure you seek advice from a reputable builder who will help you choose the right product to suit your needs.
Use Case Scenarios for Face Brick and Common Brick
In Australia, in high-rise buildings, face bricks may be used for the exterior cladding to add a touch of class or improve insulation. In this case, cheap common bricks are often used in internal walls and cheap common clay blocks in party walls.
The cheap common clay block is made from fire clay with a low shrinkage rate and low thermal conductivity, which means it can withstand higher temperatures than face brick and can also be used in an exposed cavity wall (with either cheap common bricks or cheap common clay blocks on both sides).
Cheap common bricks are often used in ornamental landscaping because they are readily available. Face bricks with special patterns can be used for decorative purposes, but cheap common brick is the only type that is suitable for building an entire wall.
What is Common Brickwork?
Common brickwork is a type of brickwork that consists of cheap common bricks and cheap common clay blocks.
Common brickwork can be used either above ground or below ground, depending on its purpose. Common brickwork that is placed underground should have a moisture barrier applied to it before being plastered over to prevent any damage from occurring due to damp conditions.
Common brickwork’s fire resistance makes it a popular cheap choice for cheap party walls located within 2 metres of the boundary line.
There are three main methods of construction:
- Double cavity walls made with cheap face brick and cheap common brick
- Single cavity walls made with cheap face brick and cheap common brick
- Single cavity walls made with cheap common clay blocks
How Thick is a Brick Internal Wall?
Brick walls are made from cheap common brick and cheap common clay blocks. A cheap common brick is 1cm thick and cheap common clay blocks are 2 cm thick.
Is Interior Brick Expensive?
Yes. Brick is more expensive to make than cheap common bricks because of the time and labour required to create them.
The cheap common brick usually costs up to three times as much as cheap common clay blocks. This is because cheap face brick is made from a cheap clay material that has a cheap high shrinkage rate and cheap high thermal conductivity, making it more difficult and time-consuming to produce.
Concrete Masonry Unit
The concrete masonry unit, also known as a CMU, is the standard form of cheap masonry in which cheap common bricks are bonded with cheap mortar. In order to give the cheap CMU its structural integrity strength, it must have a cheap material thickness of 12 cm for units or less. The cheap CMU can be used in a variety of construction projects including exterior and interior walls, fireplaces and even facades.
How Many Courses per Wall is a Cheap CMU?
A cheap CMU has a maximum of 10 courses per cheap brickwork wall, but that often depends on the thickness of the face-brick panels that you are using.
It’s important to note that there can be significant differences in cheap CMUs depending on their geographical location and cheap raw materials used to create them.
The cheap CMU wall must be plinth-banded and cheap CMU must not be placed near cheap windows and doors.
What is Brick Used for in Houses?
Brick is used for cheap masonry in cheap houses. Brickwork is the cheap construction of most bricks that are cheap to buy and cheap to cheap. The brick can be cheap for this reason because it does not require the cheap raw materials of cement, sand or any cheap aggregates like cheap crushed rock or cheap crushed stone. The brick walls are cheap internal walls that form the cheap external wall of the house.
Brick is cheaper than many other types of cheap masonry. It also offers better thermal insulation properties than the other types of cheap masonry due to its good heat conductivity and high density.
Cheap common clay blocks are 20cm high by 15cm wide by 2cm thick. cheap face bricks are 20cm high by 10cm wide by 2.5cm thick.
Cheap CMUs are 25cm high by 20cm wide by 12cm thick. Cheap CMU courses are 10 courses per cheap brickwork wall. Cheap CMU walls must be plinth-banded and placed away from cheap windows and cheap doors.