Bricks - Face
About our face bricks....
We supply face bricks from Austral Bricks, PGH, Namoi Valley Bricks & Lincoln Brickworks. To assist you with your brick selection please click on our manufacturers logo's below to view all ranges/collections. For a quote, please complete all fields in our Brick Quote Request Form and we will reply to you within 1 business day.
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What are bricks made from?
Bricks are composed of clay and shale. The colour of bricks depends on the clay mix used, firing temperatures, kiln car setting and additives. Additives might include sawdust, coal, coke and manganese.
How many bricks are there in a square metre?
For a standard brick which is 230mm x 76mm there are 48.5 bricks per square metre (which includes the mortar joint).
What is an Exposure Grade Brick?
Bricks that can become exposed to a severe marine or saline environment need to be exposure grade. Exposure Grade bricks are less susceptible to salt attack. In accordance with the Building Code of Australia, Exposure Grade bricks must be used where the construction is within 1km of a surf coast or 100m of a non-surf coast.
Do bricks improve energy efficiency?
Brick is a natural insulator. Its ability to absorb and release thermal energy (heat or ‘cool’) over an extended period makes it an ideal choice for reducing the amount of energy used for mechanical heating and cooling and therefore reducing carbon emissions. When used with passive solar design principles, brick has helped achieve an 8 star energy rating on residential houses.
Should Hydrochloric Acid be used to clean bricks?
Acid cleaning using hydrochloric acid (HCl) should normally only be used to remove mortar stains. Generally, hydrochloric acid should not be used to treat any other stains or at any other time during the life of your bricks. If used incorrectly, it can cause unsightly staining that is more difficult to remove. For more information view the Think Brick Cleaning Manual.
What is efflorescence?
Efflorescence is a fine, white, powdery deposit of water-soluble salts left on the surface of masonry as the water evaporates. These efflorescent salt deposits tend to appear at the worst times, usually about a month after the building is constructed, and sometimes as long as a year after completion.
Three conditions must exist before efflorescence will occur:
First: There must be water-soluble salts present somewhere in the wall.
Second: There must be sufficient moisture in the wall to render the salts into a soluble solution.
Third: There must be a path for the soluble salts to migrate through to the surface where the moisture can evaporate, thus depositing the salts which then crystallize and cause efflorescence.
All three conditions must exist. If any one of these conditions is not present, then efflorescence cannot occur. Read more
The Brickwork Manual
Clay Masonry Cleaning Manual
Industry Reference Guide
Efflorescence: Cause & Control
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