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Which Brikston brick should I choose?

Now it is easy to choose exactly the brick you need. Answer these two simple questions and you will find the optimum products for your project.

1. What sort of wall do I want to build?

An exterior wall, exposed to the elements and to the variations of climate, or an interior wall, that will stand in a relatively constant environment?

2. What is the role of this wall in the structure of my project?

Loadbearing wall: a wall that can withstand vertical and horizontal forces at work in its plane. The minimum thickness of loadbearing walls, irrespective of the type of masonry elements it is built of, must be 240 mm, and the standardised compressive strength of the masonry elements must be at least 7.5 N/mm2.

Non-bearing wall: a wall that is not part of the main structure of the building. Such a wall can be eliminated without affecting the integrity of the structure, but only after asking for expert advice; the standardised compressive strength of the masonry elements must be at least 5 N/mm2 in the case of one-family houses, and at least 7.5 N/mm2 in the case of Ist and IInd class importance buildings.

In the case of structures using frames, the strength elements are the pillars and the girders.

Filler walls are not part of the main structure, but they can contribute to the lateral rigidity of the construction and to the dissipation of seismic energy; their removal can only be done with the authorisation of an expert. These walls may or may not work together with the frames, and the compressive strength of the masonry elements must be at least 5 N/mm2 in the case of one-family houses, and at least 7.5 N/mm2 in the case of Ist and IInd class importance buildings.

Discover the Brikston brick you need by looking in the table below and reading the specifications in each product page.