Types of Bricks

Bricks may be broadly classified as

  1. Building bricks
  2. Paving bricks
  3. Fire bricks
  4. Special bricks.

Building Bricks: These bricks are used for the construction of walls.

Paving Bricks: These are vitrified bricks and are used as pavers.

Fire Bricks: These bricks are specially made to withstand furnace temperature. Silica bricks belong to this category.

Special Bricks: These bricks are different from the commonly used building bricks with respect to their shape and the purpose for which they are made. Some of such bricks are listed below:

  1. Specially shaped bricks
  2. Facing bricks
  3. Perforated building bricks
  4. Burnt clay hollow bricks
  5. Sewer bricks
  6. Acid resistant bricks.


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