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Clay Bricks

Fired clay bricks and tiles are a resilient material to build with, but their production requires large amounts of energy. This section discusses how to produce clay bricks in a more efficient and sustainable way.

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சுவர்கள்- ஸ்திரமான மண் கொண்டு இன்-சிடு வடிவ சுவரமைத்தல்

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Walls constructed using this technology has proven to be stronger than the traditional 9” brick walls and more comfortable as the soil wall acts as an insulator. This technology has been adopted by...

சுவர்கள் இடையில் - இணைக்கப்பட்ட ஸ்திரமான மண்கல் பாவித்து சுவரமைத்தல்

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Soil blocks have distinct advantages over hollow concrete blocks as well as fired bricks. It offers greater structural stability by having ‘keys’ which interlock with other blocks when constructing...

බිත්ති - අන්තර්බද්ධය සහිත පදම් කළ මැටි ගඩොල් : තාක්ෂණික විස්තරය 

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Soil bloc technology has distinct advantages over hollow concrete blocks as well as fired bricks. It offers greater structural stability by having ‘keys’ which interlock with other blocks when...

Walls: using interlocking stabilised soil blocks: technical brief

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Soil blocks have distinct advantages over hollow concrete blocks as well as fired bricks. It offers greater structural stability by having ‘keys’ which interlock with other blocks when constructing...

Socio- economic conditions and managerial practices of small and...

Amarasinghe, S., Published on 2003

This study investigates the socio-economic conditions and managerial practices of small and medium scale brick makers so as to identify their problems and to recommend potential measures to upgrade...

The Brick Mould

Practical Action Sudan, Published on 2008

Drawing of a brick mould.

Producción Sostenible de Ladrillo a Pequeña Escala

Theo Schilderman, Published on 2012

Aumentar la eficiencia en la producción de ladrillos a pequeña escala sin perder calidad o tiempo de cocción

Cómo Determinar La Energía Empleada Para Quemar Ladrillos

Kelvin Mason, Published on 1998

¿Cómo se define a la eficiencia energética en la quema de ladrillos? ¿Y cómo se compara con otras tecnologías?

Diez reglas para una quema de ladrillos economica y con uso...

Theo Schilderman, Published on 2012

Reglas para fabricantes de ladrillos y trabajadores de campo para aumentar la eficiencia del proceso de quema de ladrillos

Igloo Type Brick Kilns in Zimbabwe

Peter Tawodzera, Published by BASIN

Igloo or beehive kilns are most often used for refractory and glazed products while this brief focuses on brick production.

How to Measure the Energy Used to Fire Clay Bricks

Kelvin Mason, Published on 1998

What defines an energy-efficient brick-firing technology and how does it compare to other technologies?

Ten Rules for Energy-Efficient, Cost-Effective Brick Firing

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2009

Rules for brickmakers and field-workers to increase the efficiency of the brick-firing process.

Utilization of Cow-dung in Brickmaking

Mohammed Majzoub, Published by BASIN on 1999

Addition of certain organic materials improves the plasticity of clay making it more workable.

The Story of Shambob

Lucky Lowe;Theo Schilderman, Published on 2001

Sustainable livelihoods from small-scale brick production in Sudan.

Sustainable Small-Scale Brick Production - A Question of Energy

Theo Schilderman, Published on 2007

Increasing efficiency in small-scale brick production without reducing quality or under-firing.

Utilization of Bagasse in Brickmaking

Mohammed Majzoub, Published by Building Advisory Service (BASIN) on 1999

Addition of certain organic materials improves plasticity of clays, rendering them more workable and also act as fuel, reducing the firing energy.

Evaluando los problemas técnicos en la producción de ladrillos

Kelvin Mason, Published on 2010

Guía para fabricantes de ladrillos y trabajadores de campo para identificar problemas técnicos.

Assessing the Technical Problems of Brick Production

Kelvin Mason, Published on 1998

A guide for brick makers and field workers to help identify technical problems.

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