Did you know that exported genuine Georgian bricks, per square meter, were valued at no less than 230 euros in Spain, Poland and Serbia?
The Georgian brick manufacturing company, Buildingtec, says that the bricks produced in Georgia are distinguished by their characteristics. You can learn more about the Decorative Brick brand’s products from the website — agurebi.ge — however, from this article you will learn what makes Buildingtec Georgian bricks stand out.
The clay produced from the soil in Georgia contains a large amount of diopside, wollastonite and orthoclase. Maybe these minerals are unknown to you, however, in Buildingtec they explain why Georgian bricks had an incredibly high price in the European market and why only the houses of the upper classes were built with this material in 1850-1920.
Georgian brick, Kakhuri brick, and so-called Russian brick, which is called Georgian gray and dark – all these materials are produced in Georgia.
Georgian brick was distinguished not only by its properties, but also by its beauty, durability and immortal appearance, which can withstand hundreds of years.
Buildingtec says that bricks produced today are 2 times weaker than real old Georgian bricks, Even the bricks produced in the last century are many times more durable than the factory bricks made today, whether they are produced in Europe or in Georgia.
With the help of bricks, you will be able to add coolness in summer and warmth in winter to your interior; Moreover, you can create not only a beautiful exterior and interior, but also a classic and antique brick wall.
So, what is the advantage of the bricks produced by Buildingtec?
The main advantage of bricks obtained from Georgian soil is its thermal mass. Thermal mass is the ability of a dense material to absorb, store and release heat or cold.
This means that the building built with it is cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
“This is a significant advantage considering that more than 30 percent of the average home’s energy consumption consists of heating and cooling,” notes Buildingtec.
Energy efficiency of bricks:
As the brick manufacturer Georgian brand claims, due to its ability to reflect and retain heat, this building material is more energy efficient than others. By keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, it will help keep your bills down.
In addition to warmth and energy efficiency, brick houses protect us from high winds However, in the event of an earthquake, the exterior or interior facade distributes kinetic energy to its mass, as a result, 24.3% of the mass of the brick-clad interior or exterior is concentrated on the exterior.
A study by the Center for Wind Science and Engineering Research at Texas Tech University found that a building with a solid brick facade hit by a hurricane would need more than 80 mph to penetrate the wall. This is especially important in the case of high winds such as hurricanes, tropical storms or tornadoes.
Although such a problem is rare in Europe, brick is still considered a favorable construction material.
Buildingtes’s products, and Georgian bricks in general, are moisture resistant. As the company notes, in contrast to it, there is a so-called fake brick, which consists of a mixture of cement and silt, as well as a mixture of several other substances. It is difficult to distinguish it from a real brick without observation.
“‘Dummy brick’ may be beautiful, but it doesn’t have the characteristics of a real clay bricks, for example, bricks manufactured by Buildingtec.”
For these and other reasons, the company claims that their manufactured bricks are distinguished by all the properties that the customer and his home or office building need, whether it is an internal or external facade.
“Our company will take care that not only you, but also others will enjoy looking at our bricks 100 years from now,” says Buildingtec.