The brick is one of the oldest building materials, 100% natural and is the ideal solution for building both for humans and the environment. The advantages presented in relation to other building materials is enormous and appear in the following sectors:

 

1. Microclimate

2. Construction Safety-protection from earthquakes

3. Fire safety

4. Thermal insulation

5. Safety from humidity

6. Acoustic protection / sound insulation

7. Variability in the use

8. Radiation

9. Economy – energy saving

10. Environmentally friendly

 

1. Microclimate

Building with bricks helps in the creation of a microclimate within the building which act positively on the health and the mood of humans. The bricks have excellent thermal performance, balancing the temperature of each season, providing heat in winter and cool in summer. Brick is also a regulator of moisture absorbing from the air when it is redundant and returning it, when there is dryness. It offers superior quality environment compared with other building materials that often suffer from humidity in winter and overheating in summer.


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2. Construction Safety-protection from earthquakes

The compressive strength of bricks is generally high and enough higher than required in masonry. The brick walls have high resistance to horizontal loads such as earthquakes. Important role in absorption of seismic energy plays the mass of the masonry and in this field the brick wall has a clear advantage over alternative forms of building. The bricks have high mechanical strength and rigidity, strengthening the armor of the building and increasing the safety of the structure.


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3. Fire safety

The brick is a material with excellent resistance to fire and ranks in the highest class of fire resistance. During fire it does not emit toxic gases or harmful substances. A 12 cm thick wall of bricks provides 180 minutes fire resistance and a 19 cm thick wall 240 minutes. Moreover there are no structural damage during a fire and the bricks retain their attributes after the repair of the building.


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4. Thermal insulation

The excellent thermal behavior of bricks, offers thermal insulation in the interior area while minimizing energy losses. The bricks have unique properties reducing heat exchange with the environment, but also allowing the house to breathe. The bricks act as reservoirs of heat and moisture which gradually is released when it is necessary to maintain balance in space. The house is kept warm in winter and cool in summer, offering a healthy living environment.


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5. Safety from humidity

The brick walls can also withstand the saturation of water due to flooding or broken pipes without causing any harm.


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6. Acoustic protection / sound insulation

The bricks have sound absorptive capacities. The sound insulation of a wall depends on its mass. Therefore buildings with compact structure, such as those of brick, have a much better acoustic behavior of those that are built with light materials, offering protection from noise from internal and external sources.


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7. Variability in the use

Brick buildings can also be changed relatively easily, when the housing needs dictate changes in the layout of buildings, both during the construction phase and during their lifetime.


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8. Radiation

The bricks are produced by clearly natural products, do not contain toxic materials and do not emit radiation, harming the human body


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9. Economy – energy saving

Building with bricks is an attractive option since it offers high quality construction at low cost. The brick has a lifespan of more than 100 years and construction costs are lower than other building materials. Its thermal behavior helps to create a microclimate friendly to the human body and increases energy savings, while reducing costs for cooling / heating.


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10. Environmentally friendly

The brick is a product which is produced by purely natural raw materials, clay and water. The extraction of clay becomes with a sustainable way enabling the restorarion of the mine.

Production of bricks does not create waste that can pollute the environment. The only waste created is the remains of packaging materials, which are recycled.

The life cycle of brick is very large, exceeding 100 years, so the environmental impact of carbon dioxide production is minimal. Finally when it is rejected, it is absorbed completely by the environment, without leaving remains, while his components they are natural elements.


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"Λ" Street, Industrial Area
716 01
Heraklion Crete
Greece
Tel:+30 2810 381 160
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