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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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Assessing the Technical Problems of Brick Production

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

Kelvin Mason, Published on 1998

Cómo Determinar La Energía Empleada Para Quemar Ladrillos

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

Kelvin Mason, Published on 1998

Diez reglas para una quema de ladrillos economica y con uso eficient de energia

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

Theo Schilderman, Published on 2012

Evaluando los problemas técnicos en la producción de ladrillos

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

Kelvin Mason, Published on 2010

How to Measure the Energy Used to Fire Clay Bricks

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

Kelvin Mason, Published on 1998

Igloo Type Brick Kilns in Zimbabwe

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

Peter Tawodzera, Published by BASIN

Producción Sostenible de Ladrillo a Pequeña Escala

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

Theo Schilderman, Published on 2012

Socio- economic conditions and managerial practices of small and medium scale brick making industries in the Galle and Matara districts in Sri Lanka

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...

Amarasinghe, S., Published on 2003

Sustainable Small-Scale Brick Production - A Question of Energy

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

Theo Schilderman, Published on 2007

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

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

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2009

The Brick Mould

Drawing of a brick mould.

Practical Action Sudan, Published on 2008

The Story of Shambob

Sustainable livelihoods from small-scale brick production in Sudan.

Lucky Lowe;Theo Schilderman, Published on 2001

Utilization of Bagasse in Brickmaking

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

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

Utilization of Cow-dung in Brickmaking

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

Mohammed Majzoub, Published by BASIN on 1999

Walls: using interlocking stabilised soil blocks: technical brief

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...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

சுவர்கள் இடையில் - இணைக்கப்பட்ட ஸ்திரமான மண்கல் பாவித்து சுவரமைத்தல்

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...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

சுவர்கள்- ஸ்திரமான மண் கொண்டு இன்-சிடு வடிவ சுவரமைத்தல்

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...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

බිත්ති - අන්තර්බද්ධය සහිත පදම් කළ මැටි ගඩොල් : තාක්ෂණික විස්තරය 

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...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

 

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