Facing bricksBrick B

Brick B

Technical Information

Color description
The colour of the body is brown-red and ranges from aubergine-red to red-brown with an irregular beige-white surface texture with a lot of nuances and a few light yellowish accents.
Manufacturing dimensions (L x W x H)
ca. 220x70x52 mm (LxWxH)
Quantity / m² with a traditional joint
ca. 68 (12 mm)
Number/m² with a thin joint
ca. 78 (6 mm)
size 2
ca. 215x100x65 mm (LxWxH) - On demand > 2000 m²

case studie Brick B

The ecological facing brick Nature7 Brick B creates an urban feel

The ecological facing brick Nature7 Brick B creates an urban feel

Conforta in Deurne becomes an energy-efficient district

The project lies in the middle of a block in the Conforta district and consists of a passive crèche, an underground car park and seven passive homes with a large roof terrace and four compact smaller homes.

In the middle of the block is a large oblong garden.  

Creativity with facing bricks defines look of office building

Creativity with facing bricks defines look of office building

Brick has been and still is the most durable and timeless material

CAW Oost-Vlaanderen is in the process of constructing an office building with primary care facilities and 16 short-stay units on the site of a former brewery in the heart of Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde. 

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Reference list Brick B
Postal code Postnr City Street Style and description Joint Window Roofing  
2100 Deurne Confortalei 12 mm
3600 Genk Heeldstraat 6 mm
9050 Gentbrugge Jacques Eggermontstraat rechts v 61 6 mm
8900 Ieper Brugseweg/Polenlaan 12 mm
8900 Ieper Brugseweg/Polenlaan 12 mm
3582 Koersel Sportlaan 37 6 mm
9050 Ledeberg Jozef Vervaenestraat 6-12 12 mm
3920 Lommel Koning Albertlaan 86
3920 Lommel Stationsstraat 6 mm
9820 Merelbeke Motsenstraat rechts van 100 6 mm
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ProcessingTips

Preparation of the construction site

Quality brickwork starts with the proper storage of the materials. Provide a firm level base to so that bricks are not in contact with rain and/or dirt.  
As clay is a natural material, successive production runs of the same kind of bricks may present colour variations and size tolerances.
The following precautions will help minimizing this:
  • Always order the full amount of bricks required for a specific site. In this way, the entire order can be made during one production run.
  • Try to have the full order supplied at one time. If this creates several deliveries, always mix a number of packs from the previous delivery with a number of packs from the new delivery. This procedure is especially recommended in case of re-order or for an additional order.
  • Take bricks diagonally across the pack.
  • Draw and use bricks from at least five different packs.
  • For setting out, use bricks from the delivery made to the site in question. Do not exclusively use the theoretical dimensions of the brick, or samples previously supplied, or different production run from that intended for the site.
  • As soon as the bricks arrive on site, check delivery tickets and certificates against the specification and order. Also check that there are no visible inconsistencies with the order.
  • Do not lay bricks in freezing weather or protect the ‘fresh’ masonry with insulating mats in order to avoid frost damage to the mortar.
  • In the case of prolonged dry hot weather, lightly dampen the newly laid brickwork to stop the mortar drying and curing too quickly.
  • Do not lay bricks in precipitation in order to prevent mortar from running on the wall.

Avoid Efflorescence

Brickwork is sometimes marred by white bloom. This efflorescence is usually caused because bricklaying is done under unfavourable weather conditions. The necessary protective measures are often not implemented due to a tight schedule and fast building pace. In very wet conditions, water in soluble substances can result in efflorescence on the surface. In spring as well as autumn, after a wet period (when the brickwork has dried again), soluble substances can rise to the surface as a result of moisture transport. After evaporation of the water, a white bloom is left behind. (Source: Efflorescence on brickwork – Heidelberg Cement Group)
 
Efflorescence on brickwork is always likely to occur. There is no brick - or combination of a certain brick with a specific mortar - that is absolutely efflorescence-free. By taking a few simple precautions, the risk of efflorescence can be reduced.
  • During and after laying, protect the newly built brickwork for a height of at least 60 cm - but ensure there is airspace between the brick face and the waterproof covering.
  • Provisionally install rainwater down pipes to avoid saturation of the newly laid brickwork
  • Never lay bricks in driving rain conditions