Interlocking Bricks: What you need to know about these bricks

Interlocking Bricks: What you need to know about these bricks

Interlocking Bricks: What you need to know about these bricks

Interlocking Bricks or Blocks: Modern way of building cheaply.

Building your rural home need not to be expensive especially with emergence of many new construction technologies meant to bring down construction cost. Sand, cement and stones are the major cost drivers in construction adding to  high labor cost. Interlocking blocks however brings these major cost down.  The amount of cement , sand used and time  can be kept to a minimum when you opt for an interlock brick house. This  technology is said to cuts the total construction cost by upto 30% of the total costs.  So,what are these interlocking bricks?

Interlocking Bricks

What is interlocking bricks /blocks?

Interlocking blocks are like 2 adjoining pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Each block has a projection at one end and a depression at the other. The projection of one block fits in to the depression of the next so that they always align perfectly.

Interlocking brick making!!

Interlock bricks are made by mixing late-rite stone powder, cement and gravel. 50 kilograms of cement you can help you make around 50 interlock bricks. The making of these are completely eco-friendly. The bricks are made with a 4000 kilograms of compress and hence there need not be any apprehensions regarding the strength and sturdiness of these bricks.

Interlocking Bricks

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Difference between normal bricks and interlocking bricks?

The major difference are

  • Interlocking bricks are not baked, it is just mud in high density pressed using a pressing machine and allowed to solidify by drying naturally. Some chemicals are added for increasing the bond strength. Normal bricks are the ones baked.
  • Size of interlocking brick is more. Approximately it is 2.5 times more in volume than the baked bricks. (size is 10″ x 8″ x 4″)
  • Weight of Interlocking bricks is more than equivalent volume of baked bricks.

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Types of interlocking bricks:

There are two types of interlocking bricks available and their benefits are given below:

1.Concrete Interlocking Bricks

Soil Interlocking Bricks

The Interlocking soil compressed bricks mainly used as environment friendly materials and most modern building technologies. The room temperature is kept cool as they are thermally radiant.

2.Soil Interlocking Bricks

Soil Interlocking Bricks

Why you should consider interlocking bricks

There are several advantages of interlocking bricks. These are some;

Top Advantages of Interlocking

Also check; Brick Houses in Kenya. Is it cheaper to build with bricks?

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