Top 7 Benefits of Using Clay Bricks in Nigeria for your Housing Project
Clay Bricks have been known as one of the most preferred and reliable construction materials for centuries. Made up of clay and shale, clay bricks include all the four natural elements, i.e. fire, earth, air, and water. Listed below are some of the prominent benefits of using clay bricks as a construction material.
Your home is not merely an investment, but it is what keeps your family safe. Using clay bricks as a building material not only add an aesthetic appeal to your home but also offer a plethora of other benefits over other building materials. Being free from pollutants and having resistance to noxious insects, clay bricks are known to have a benign effect on the environment as well.
Though there has been a significant increase in the options available for the construction industry such as blocks and concrete, the immense benefits of using clay bricks cannot be ignored.
Clay building materials can be used for a variety of applications. They can be used for walls, façades and roofs as well as for gardens, terraces and open spaces. Clay tiles and bricks can be used almost anywhere and for all architectural styles, whether for the construction of single family houses or apartment blocks, office or public buildings.
Owing to their excellent insulation properties and their heat storage capacity clay building materials help to reduce the energy consumption of buildings.
Clay building materials are robust, stable and, as a result, especially durable; their lifespan is more than 100 years. Brick buildings, which have lasted for centuries, can be discovered all around the world. Buildings made of clay tiles and bricks are weather-resistant, earthquake-proof and fire-resistant.
Clay bricks and tiles are aesthetic and versatile. Thanks to a wide range of available colours, shapes and surfaces, the number of possible designs and variations is almost unlimited. The colour spectrum ranges from super white to classic red to coal-black. Available variants include rough, smooth and glazed surfaces, elongated and wide formats. Roof tiles and facing bricks as well as pavers can be perfectly coordinated with one another.
A solid building envelope made of brick can be constructed quickly and flexibly – this saves both time and money. Wind and weather, heat and frost are not able to damage clay building materials. As a result, maintenance and service costs are low. Owing to their favourable insulation properties, clay building materials also help to save energy costs.
Clay blocks, facing bricks and clay roof tiles as well as pavers are particularly sustainable and natural building materials because they consist of the natural raw materials clay and water. Bricks and tiles are absolutely free of pollutants and allergens and thus especially compatible with humans and nature.
Stable in value
Even after many years, buildings made of clay building materials retain their value – or it even increases. Owing to their durability, stability and special living quality. Furthermore, bricks and tiles are easy-to-clean and low-maintenance.