Facing brickssEptEm 8025

Technical data sheets

Color description
The bricks are through-coloured and the colour is earth brown.
Manufacturing dimensions (L x W x H)
ca. 220x72x52 mm (LxWxH)
Quantity / m² with a traditional joint
Number / m² with a thin joint

case studie sEptEm 8025

Mariatroon residential care centre in Dendermonde expands significantly

Mariatroon residential care centre in Dendermonde expands significantly

Septem 8025: a brown brick with subtle shading and an ecological trump card

In the centre of Dendermonde, a new replacement building has brought a new dimension and a diversified range of care services to the Mariatroon residential care centre. The new residential care centre now has an increased capacity and provides accommodation for specific types of care such as the treatment of people with Huntington's disease.

LUCA II: brick architecture combining unity and diversity

LUCA II: brick architecture combining unity and diversity

Social housing project provides answer to varied Luchtbal district

The Luchtbal district of Antwerp recently gained a special construction project. LUCA II accommodates 118 social rental housing apartments spread over eight homogeneous blocks. The most distinctive feature: the brickwork with its repetitive pattern, boldly articulating the façades. The design was produced by B-architecten in collaboration with the Slovenian bureau Bevk Perovic Arhitekti.


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Reference list sEptEm 8025
Postal code City Street Bond Joint Joint colour Window Roofing Remarks
9300 Aalst Gentsesteenweg 200 Random bond 6 mm
2000 Antwerpen Noorderlaan Stretcher bond 12 mm
8570 Anzegem Wortegemseweg 30a Random bond 6 mm
1005 Ass. Reun. Com. Comm. Commune Langestraat 48 Random bond 6 mm
8580 Avelgem Stijn Streuvelstraat 20b Random bond 6 mm
4052 Beaufays Rue des Oies 49 Random bond 6 mm
3960 Bree Mgr. Kesterstraat 1 Random bond 6 mm
9200 Dendermonde Zuidlaan 24 6 mm
4130 Esneux Rue du Roua 9 Random bond 6 mm
4317 Faimes Rue Caquin 41A
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How to Install ?

Preparation of the construction site

Quality brickwork starts with the proper storage of the materials. Provide a firm level base 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