Brick is a very useful building material. It can be used as wall brick, paver, facade, stair, and many other building components. Brick can be mix with different raw materials, such as concrete, fly ash, sand or many more. The mixture ratio will result in a different type of usage, grade, size and even strength. Brick was a high usage product due to its cost-effectiveness, installation-friendly which require little experienced labour to build it. Brick suppliers in Malaysia are common in selling clay brick, sand-lime brick, engineering brick, fly ash clay brick and concrete brick.
Common Burnt Clay Brick
Common burnt clay brick known as clay brick is made by mould pressing, being dried and fired in the kiln. It does not have an appealing outlook and usually required plastering and rendering. Unlike the sand-lime brick which the material is a mixture of lime, fly ash and sand through a specialized chemical process before pressurized. Common manufactured clay brick are usually grey in surface and its colour can be adjusted through chemical treatment which is commonly done by many Malaysia brick manufacturer. For instance, higher lime content produces a yellow or white coloured brick whereas a higher proportion of iron element produces pink brick. However, some clients often found that clay brick wall without plastering has a classical look and become a trend for interior design. Often this type of clay brick has a smooth finishing and uniform shape in order to reduce the effort to do plastering and alignment works. Brick supplier Malaysia can also supply superior load-bearing brick which the strength able to meets the requirement of building component.
Engineering brick is very similar to the load-bearing brick which is strong and dense brick. Produced through high temperature that used for low water penetration, absorption or porosity. It is applied for a damp-proof course with superior resistance against acidity. Brick supplier Malaysia and masonry contractor rarely encounter this type of brick because it is higher cost and not suitable for normal building usage. Engineering brick is usually used to achieve project requirements because it improves the technical performance of a structure, like a civil application such as manhole, groundworks, retaining wall or sewer where premium resistance to water or pressure is needed. Brick suppliers in Malaysia commonly supply two grades of engineering brick (class A and class B), water absorption is lower than 4.5% for class A brick, and having 125N/mm2 or more in term of its compressive strength. On the other hand, Class B engineering brick is having water absorption rate lower than 7% and its compressive strength is larger than 75N/mm2. Brick supplier Malaysia usually can supply smooth red engineering brick although other colour might also possible to be produced.