Maxi Plaster Bricks
|Class||NFP / NFX|
|Description||Clay, 17 core vertical perforation(superior compressive strength)|
|Average compressive strength||20+ MPa|
|Average product weight||2.9 Kg|
|Average water absorption||10.3%|
|Average size||222mm (length)
|BRICK FORMAT||Bricks per m² based on single-skin construction with 12mm joints||Square meters per 1000 bricks|
Clay bricks suitable for general building work that is to be plastered.
Clay bricks suitable for use, plastered or unplastered, for general building work below damp-proof course or under damp conditions or below ground level where durability rather than aesthetics is the criteria for selection.
- Superior compressive strength.
- Vertically perforated product – no unsightly voids on window and door reveals.
- Labour savings – not necessary to plug corner voids before plastering compared to horizontal perforations.
- Aluminium window and door frames can be fixed with standard wall plugs.
- Heavy mountings/safes can be fixed with rawl bolts – brick does not have internal voids compared to horizontal perforations.
- Smooth finish means garages can be bagged finished – savings on plastering.
- Robot setting with process control ensures consistent quality lower mortar usage and ease of plastering.
- Palletised and shrink wrapped – lower site wastage and pilfering.
- Modern tunnel kiln fired using embodied energy – low emissions.
ECO FRIENDLY FACTS
- All clay raw material is mined on site, blended with zero waste. Mined areas are rehabilitated to original agricultural state.
- Where possible production processes are scheduled for off-peak periods to help reduce demand on the National Electricity Grid.
- Energy to fire our Clay products is sourced as a by product from Saldanha Steel. Drying energy is derived from waste wood from a local pallet hiring company.
- The Plant is automated which means no forklifts are used to move bricks within the production process, leading to fuel savings and emission reduction.
- Bricks are perforated (dematerialization) in a staggered design that retains structural strength, while minimizing clay usage, thereby reducing required energy costs.
- Lighter, stronger product translates to savings in building design as the structure bears less load.
- As bricks are lighter, considerably more product can be transported to site, meaning a reduction in vehicle numbers and therefore lower emissions per square meter of walling.
- Bricks are palletised at 400 units per pallet, leading to less pallet wood usage and a reduction in shrink wrap and improved site management.
- Our uniform brick requires less mortar to lay and reduces site wastage.
- The favourable geographical location of our factory gives us the advantage to easily and efficiently reach major Cape Town building sites.