Bricklaying with clinker bricks

Bricklaying with clinker bricks

Clinker bricklaying has been a popular way for many years to install a lasting, prestigious, durable, as well as colorful facade of a house. Why clinker bricklaying is so popular?

Clinker bricks have long earned the title of reliability, durability, longevity and convenient application, both in bricklaying walls and in decorating the façade. Clinker bricks belong to the type of decorative bricks.

Their choice of colors and shades is so plentiful that it is almost impossible not to please even the most whimsical customer. People liked clinker bricks fired from special clay not only because of their aesthetic properties, but especially because of their resistance to high loads, harsh conditions, cold, moisture, external and mechanical effects and their versatility.

How true it is in history that the name of clinker bricks originated from the special sound of these bricks when they came into contact with each other is difficult to say, but bricklaying masters say that touching and working with this material is particularly pleasant. You can test whether the clinker bricks sound when you beat to each other, but that sound in Dutch called “clink” is said to have become the source of the name of these bricks.

Clinker is suitable for building brick walls. This way of installing the facade of the house is more expensive than gluing it with clinker tiles, but it is durable, fashionable, and does not require special additional maintenance over the years. The facade of a house made of clinker bricks will not need to be repainted, impregnated with anything or even washed. So, after all, the price of clinker bricks is cheaper than lower quality interior facade materials, which will require additional tools, appliances and maintenance work in the long run. The cost of bricklaying with clinker is very similar across the country, but if you are tempted to do the work yourself, you have to look up how to do such work, or you risk paying more, correcting the mistakes you have made.

To the question, what is suitable for other facade bricklaying methods and is not suitable for clinker, answers one important characteristic is water absorption, which is only 2-4 %. The water absorption of clinker bricks is 3-4 times lower than other traditional bricks, therefore the mixtures for clinker bricklaying are drier than usual. Clinker bricklaying requires special knowledge and experience so when choosing a clinker brick facade, we suggest entrusting this work to experts with many years of experience who will help you realize your dream home idea in the best way. 

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