Clay Bricks VS Concrete Blocks?

Clay brick is produced by mixing clay with water. It is hardened by sun drying or using industrial ovens which increases lifespan and strength.

Brick walls served as the structure, weather barrier, soundproofing and sometimes the interior finish of a structure.

The color of brick is given by the color and type of clay that is mixed. Clay tends to keep the color and aesthetic look much longer than cement.

Concrete blocks or Solid Blocks is a solid unit produced by combining cement and water. It is used for larger constructions which is in need of fire resistance. Blocks are inexpensive compared to clay bricks, but very strong compared to bricks. 

Concrete block comes in many shapes – from squares and triangles to octagons and trapezoids. Clay brick is limited to traditional shapes like rectangles. Concrete can also be stamped or textured to provide unique visual attraction.

Blocks present better quality and are large in dimension which makes work complete quicker. Construction of blocks are much faster which saves time and cost. It provides less workload on site. 

Solid Blocks are not advisable for partition walls in building due to its heavy weight. Suggested for base structure because of its steadiness and load bearing capacity.



Parameters Clay Brick Concrete Block
Also Known As Red Bricks, Chamber Brick, Table Mould Bricks Cement Blocks, concrete blocks, masonry blocks
Materials Involved Soil, Sand, Lime or other Concrete materials M Sand, Portland Cement, and Coarse Aggregates
Weight (Kgs) 3 Inch = 3 - 3.5 Kgs
6 Inch = 4.5 - 5 Kgs
4 Inch = 17.5 - 18.5 Kgs
6 Inch = 25 - 26.00 Kgs
8 Inch = 34 - 35 Kgs
Advantages No maintenance cost, fire resistant More durable, increase in steadiness and is capable of carrying more loads
Colour Red Grey
Load Capacity Yes Yes