|Posted by george on March 24, 2011 at 3:53 AM|
unlike stones that have to be mined and transported bricks can be made right where the building will be constructed with the same soil that will be dug up during excavation….when this soil is dug up it is then sieved, watered and kneaded into clay….the clay can be put into brick shapers then the molded brick dried for later baking in a home made kiln…this whole skill doesn’t need a aerospace engineer but you can even do it yourself
Just look at brick houses don’t they just look beautiful with the characteristic red hue unlike the grey that is on stone houses…the shapes of bricks are also even and patterns can also be incorporated to bring a desired design into effect…brick houses also blend better with the natural environment
With all this stone houses all over doesn’t building a brick house bring with it a certain uniqueness and mystery?
unlike stones that have to be mined from the ground where previously forest may have been soil is available every where….dug mines are not very pretty to look at besides posing dangers to both people and animals from drowning when such pits collect water
Unlike stones that bring with then stone flakes and waste stones besides the excess stones, bricks don’t bring such wastes since the excess can be crushed and deposited back into the ground as soil
With all the bricks ready you can build the house much faster since you can go up to five rows without worrying unlike stone houses where you can not go past two rows per day…bricks also reduce the time taken to shape stones since they are already shaped.
Not as heavy
bricks are much less heavier than stones thus do not needvery elaborate supporting structures such as pillars and architectural design…thisreduces on cost of metal rods, concrete and man power.
Bricks unlike stones have a lower heat retention capacity, this means that when it is really hot then temperatures in a brick house areway lower that a stone house.
No need for finishing
Unlike stones brick houses can also work without finishingand still look good….in some cases you can leave the wall as is or may apply a coat of colored cement that is brushed over the wall lightly.
Unlike stones that may have a width of up to 20 centimeters bricks hardly get to the 10 centimeter mark meaning for construction on a small piece of land you would save more space that may be taken up in the walls of the house
Incase you are planning to make future structural adjustments on a structure then bricks is the way to go since any demolition would weaken much less the overall structure unlike a stone house where the weakness might be more extensive