fly ash bricks vs red bricks comparison

lots of people asking what is the difference between ash fly brick and normal red brick this blog is going to tell you,

advantages and dis advantages about both brick ash fly and red brick 

please read it care fully 

  1. Materials

Fly Ash Bricks Red Clay Bricks

These Bricks are made from cement, slag, fly ash. Red Bricks are manufactured form Clay Soil

  1. Size

Fly Ash Bricks Red Clay Bricks

Fly ash brick has more uniform shape as they are cast in machine mould Red bricks do not have uniform shape as they are hand mould made

  1. Color

Fly Ash Bricks Red Clay Bricks

Fly ash brick has Cement grey color Red brick has color red to light brown

depending upon type of clay used.

  1. Compressive strength

Fly Ash Bricks has compressive strength – 75 to 100 kg/cm² Red Brick has compressive strength – 30 to 35 kg/cm²

  1. Wastage during transit

Fly Ash Bricks wastage on site is around

2 – 5 % Red Brick wastage on site is more than10 %

  1. Water Absorption

Fly Ash Bricks has Water Absorption of about 6 -12 % Red Brick has Water Absorption of about 20 – 25 %

  1. Weight

Fly Ash Bricks Weight is 3.5 KG Red Brick Weight is 3.5 kg

  1. Cost

From the comparison, anyone can clearly predict that Fly Ash Bricks has more advantages than clay bricks for new house construction.

Fly Ash Bricks over Clay Bricks

  1. Fly ash bricks are less costly and lighter in weight.
  2. Fly Ash bricks consume only 65 kg cement for the construction of 1 m³ of brickwork which is less compare to red brick.
  3. By using fly ash brick we can reduce cement consumption up to 50 % as these brick walls not required plastering on both sides.
  4. High compressive strength, fewer pours, and light-weighted compared to clay bricks.
  5. In high-rise building when structural load increase, this brick has lightweight helps in reducing stress on the building
  6. Absorb less water compare to red bricks.
  7. It is cheaper than the red bricks.
  8. Fly ash bricks are made of waste materials that come from the combustion of coal in thermal power plants.
  9. Clay bricks are made of clay that is collected from fertile land or the topsoil. This is the prime reason that makes Fly ash bricks more preferable than Clay bricks.

In all aspects fly, ash bricks are better than clay bricks. They are environment-friendly because the maximum constituent is ash and fly ash bricks have greater strength as compared to red bricks.

fly ash bricks vs red bricks comparison