Characteristics of good quality bricks
Now that you know about what are the different types of bricks available at your dispense, here are the properties of good quality bricks, that you should know before making a selection of bricks for your home-
They should be fine, dense, uniform, and bright in color
They should be sound and compact
They should be fire resistant and soundproof
They should not break into pieces when dropped on the ground from a height of about 1 meter
The brick should be sufficiently hard and no impression should be left on the surface when it is scratched with a fingernail
So, how do you finally make the choice as to which brick is the right choice for your house? Here are some points that you can keep in mind before selecting the building blocks for your house –
Strength – Strength is an important parameter for quality control in construction and the most essential selection criteria for the selection of bricks. It is the ability of the bricks to withstand the stress caused by factors such as compression, heat, etc.
Life span – House is what most people make once in their lifetime. Hence for the long life of the house, choose the bricks that have a longer lifespan and lesser maintenance requirements.
Handling and storage – To minimize the damage, it is necessary to take into consideration their handling and storage requirements. This also affects the construction time, labor requirements, and of course the budget, hence an important factor to consider.
Local availability – While selecting the bricks for the construction of your home, do take into account the local availability. This will ensure that your transportation cost is minimised. It is also a time saver and confirms that there is no unnecessary delay in your construction.
Climate –Factors like the average range of temperature throughout the year, rain or snowfall, seasons, wind, amount of sunlight, and ventilation requirements, all should be considered before finalising the brick types for your house.
Aesthetics – Aesthetics is a very subjective choice. Everyone has different tastes and requirements and only you know what kind of home you would like to live in. Hence select the bricks which complement your sense of aesthetics.
Maintenance -Maintenance is also an important selection criterion for the bricks because good bricks are those which are easy and economical to maintain. Maintenance will help to retain the look of your house for a long time period and will increase the life of the house.
In conclusion, the construction industry is witnessing a lot of experiments and there are various types of materials and technologies coming up every day. Thus, the selection of construction materials, especially bricks, and their application in the home is of great importance.
We, at JSW One Homes, help you select the material of your choice and budget. A team of dedicated professionals is here to help you build the house of your dreams and save you from the hassle of the tedious and time-consuming process of material selection. Meet them at a place of your convenience or even virtually to share your expectations, and budget