Air bricks are regular bricks that have been specially designed to contain several holes. These holes will allow air to pass from one location to another easily. So, they will be permanently placed within the foundation of a home and just below a timber floor. These bricks are pretty strong, and they can be made from several different substances. While they were traditionally formed from clay, plastic and plastic composites are becoming increasingly popular options. Traditionally airbricks were made of clay and later from cast iron. Nowadays, they are made of plastic. The circulating air in the airbricks keeps these spaces dry, and the wood used in joists and floorboards also does not rot. These bricks also create a ventilated space for solid fuel fires, stoves and gas heaters. At Buildworld, we have airbricks made from terracotta in the buff and red colours from Red Bank. These seamlessly merge with existing brickwork. Lightweight, robust, easy to handle, select the size before ordering. Call us today!
Making an Informed Choice
Several factors will need to be taken into account to make an informed choice. The first tends to revolve around the size and the number that need to be placed within a foundation. This is important, for different dimensions are associated with varying levels of air circulation. Notably, large or damp spaces will usually be associated with larger bricks.
Secondly, the type of material is a concern. Plastic may offer a greater sense of longevity, as it will not suffer adverse effects from prolonged exposure to moisture and water. Plastic bricks tend to be cheaper when compared to their traditional clay counterparts. Also, the pattern and colour of the bricks should be taken into account. Many designs can complement the existing decor of a home while their holes will still allow air to pass through. In terms of colour, common tones include black, beige, white and terracotta red. There could also be times when custom hues are offered.
Putting it All Together!
If you suspect that a void underneath a timber floor is causing poor ventilation, these bricks can be a worthwhile addition. It is nonetheless wise to consult with a trained professional to determine the type and style of brick representing the best choice.