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. While they were traditionally formed from clay and cast iron, plastic and plastic composites are becoming increasingly popular options.
The circulating air in the air bricks keeps these spaces dry, preventing the wood used in joists and floorboards from damp and rotting and creating ventilation for solid fuel fires, stoves, and gas heaters. When making a selection, size and the number and the material must be considered. Notably, large or damp spaces will usually be associated with larger bricks.
Plastic air bricks may offer longevity, as they 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 color of the bricks should be taken into account.
At Buildworld, we have airbricks made from clay and pvc in the black, Terracotta buff and red colours from Timloc and W-T-Knowles. These seamlessly merge with existing brickwork. Lightweight, robust, easy to handle, select the size before ordering.