Wednesday, 27 July 2016

BRICKS

Brick is obtained by moulding good clay into a block, which is dried and then burnt.

This is the oldest building block to replace stone. Manufacture of brick started withhand moulding, sun drying and burning in clamps. A considerable amount oftechnological development has taken place with better knowledge about to propertiesof raw materials, better machinaries and improved techniques of moulding drying and
burning.

The size of the bricks are of 90 mm × 90 mm × 90 mm and 190 mm × 90 mm
× 40 mm. With mortar joints, the size of these bricks are taken as 200 mm × 100 mm× 100 mm and 200 mm × 100 mm× 50 mm. However the old size of 8 commonlyused in India.

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