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Types and Classification of Bricks

By: Haseeb Jamal / On: May 13, 2017 / Types of, Bricks
Types of Bricks

Tests for Bricks

  • Compression Test
  • Soundness Test
  • Water Absorption Test
  • Efflorescence Test
  • Dimensional Tolerance

Composition of a Brick

Normally, brick contains the following ingredients by weight:


% age by Weight

Silica (Sand)

50% to 60%

Alumina (Clay)

20% to 30%


2% to 5%

Iron oxide

Less than 7%


Less than 1%

Classification of Bricks

  • Based on Quality
  • Based on uses
  • Based on Composition
  • Based on Manufacturing Process

Classification of Bricks Based on Quality

  • First Class Bricks
  • Second Class Bricks
  • Third Class Bricks

Types of Bricks Based on Uses

  • Facing Bricks
  • High Temperature Resisting Bricks (Forsterite Bricks)
  • Acid-Resisting Bricks (Silicon Carbide Bricks)
  • Light Weight Clay Bricks
  • Engineering Bricks

Types of Bricks Based on its Composition

There are various types of bricks used in masonry:

  • Common Burnt Clay Bricks
  • Fire Clay Bricks
  • Fly ash Clay Bricks
  • Sand Lime Bricks (Calcium Silicate Bricks)
  • Concrete Bricks

Based on Manufacturing Process

  • Sun Dried Bricks
  • Fired Bricks

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