Red Brick

Specifications

  • Size: 3 to 3 1/2 inches in height, 7 to 8 inches in length, and 2 to 2 3/4 inches in width.
  • Shape: Rectangular, square, arches, keystones, and bullnoses.
  • Texture: Smooth, rough, or textured surface, glazed finish for added durability and moisture resistance.
  • Compressive strength: Between 75 and 100 kg/cm2.
  • Water absorption: Between 10% and 20%.

Salient Features

  • Highly durable and versatile.
  • Thermal insulation and sound insulation.
  • Fire resistance, and requires low maintenance.

Red brick is a type of building material that has been used in construction for thousands of years. It is made from clay that is fired at high temperatures to create a hard, durable, and weather-resistant material. Red brick gets its distinctive color from the iron oxide present in the clay.

Common sizes for red bricks include 8 x 4 x 2 inches and 9 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches. Red bricks can be manufactured to meet different standards and specifications, such as ASTM C216-19 Standard Specification for Facing Brick (Solid Masonry Units Made from Clay or Shale).

Applications

  • Building facades.
  • Retaining walls.
  • Fireplaces and chimneys.
  • Paving.
  • Garden walls.
  • Interior walls.

Standards and Certifications

  • ASTM international
  • British standards
  • Indian standards
  • European standards
  • GreenPro certification