Bricks – A to Z Information Construction Material

One of the oldest building material brick continues to be the most popular and leading construction material because of being cheap, durable and easy to handle and work with. Clay bricks are used for building-up exterior and interior walls, partitions, piers, footings, and other load-bearing structures.

  • Classification of Bricks
  • Characteristics of Good Brick
  • Ingredients of Good Brick Earth
  • Harmful Substances in Brick Earth
  • Manufacturing of Bricks
  • Different Forms of Bricks
  • Testing of Bricks
  • Defects of Bricks
  • Heavy Duty Burnt Clay Bricks (IS: 2180)
  • Burnt Clay Perforated Bricks (IS : 2222)
  • Burnt Clay Paving Bricks (IS : 3583)
  • Burnt Clay Soling Bricks (IS : 5779)
  • Burnt Clay Hollow Blocks (IS : 3952)
  • Burnt Clay Jallis (IS: 7556)
  • Clay Tiles
  • Fire-clay Bricks or Refractory Bricks
  • Porcelain
  • Stoneware
  • Earthenware
  • Majolica
  • Glazing
  • Application of Clay Products

A brick is rectangular in shape and of size that can be conveniently handled with one hand. Brick may be made of burnt clay or mixture of sand and lime or of Portland cement concrete. Clay bricks are commonly used since these are economical and easily available.

Bricks IS Code or IS Codes for BRICKS

IS 1077 (1992): Common Burnt Clay Building Bricks -Specification [CED 30: Clay and Stabilized Soil Products for Construction]



IS 2212 (1991): Code of practice for brickworks [CED 13: Building Construction Practices including Painting, Varnishing and Allied Finishing]



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Er. Mukesh Kumar is Editor in Chief and Co-Funder at Civil Engineering Website. Mukesh Kumar is a Bachelor in Civil Engineering From MIT. He has work experience in Highway Construction, Bridge Construction, Railway Steel Girder work, Under box culvert construction, Retaining wall construction. He was a lecturer in a Engineering college for more than 6 years.