The modern successorof the ancient tradition...

The modern successorof the ancient tradition...

The choice of facing bricks. How to choose a front brick by parameters.

The choice of facing bricks. How to choose a front brick by parameters.

Facade brick - the best material for finishing the outer walls. How to choose a facing brick? Types of facial bricks, what to look for when choosing a brick for finishing works.

How to choose a face brick?

The traditional way of finishing the facades is brick facing.

The choice in favor of this material is due to both its operational and aesthetic properties.

A leading position in our country for the production of facing or facade, Brick takes firm Fakhraddin - K.

At the factory in Masalli, the company produces ceramic facial bricks.

A rich choice of colors from red smooth to white antique-chipped - along with color variations of the solution allows you to make the exterior, as well as the interior of the house the way you intended it

Types of facing bricks

In addition to ceramic bricks, clinker bricks, hyper-pressed and silicate bricks are used as facing material.

Fakhraddin-K produces ceramic and clinker bricks at the Masalli plant.

 The assortment includes not only products made on technological lines, but also ceramic bricks of manual molding, which has a unique appearance: it is as close as possible to real antique brick.

By the parameter of voidness, a brick is selected:

  • Full-bodied - it can be used to implement decorative architectural solutions and designs, such as rusts, cornices, belts, sandricks.
  • Hollow - it has a lower weight and bulk density, it allows reducing the load on the foundation of the building.


Those who have already become acquainted with the offers of the construction market may have had to deal with such terms as "glazed", "engobed", "shaped" brick.

The embossed surface of the brick is obtained by applying a clay suspension to it with the addition of metal oxides to impart color. 

In the firing process, "engobe" sintered to the surface of the brick, and they become one. Used in the decoration of interior and exterior walls, the design elements of the interior and exterior.

Glazed bricks widely used for decorative purposes through the vitreous coating color with a characteristic luster. 

Shaped brick, or figured, can have beveled edges, rounded edges and corners. Designed for masonry of complex shapes: arches, columns, cornices, etc.

In texture bricks, both short (poke) and long (spoon) sides have a characteristic relief. 

How to choose a brick by color and texture

With the choice of face brick will help our catalog with detailed specifications and photos of products.

The color of the brick is determined by the chemical composition of the raw materials from which it is made, the firing technology or additional components that impart a specific color or shade:

  • red brick - its color is obtained when roasting red clay due to the content of iron in it. After firing at high temperature, the material acquires strength, durability and reliability.
  • White bricks are made of clay that is free of clay and does not contain iron. It has good strength characteristics, is moisture and frost-resistant, and is not afraid of temperature changes.
  • The composition of yellow brick includes clays of different compositions or coloring additives.

Brick in the production process of various textures can be imparted. The bricks can be smooth, rough, chipped, etc. A variety of textures will allow to realize any design solutions. The choice of bricks by color and texture is determined by personal taste preferences.

A new vision of the usual form

Today the market is not limited to the offer of a brick of exclusively rectangular shape. Depending on the architectural and artistic problems among the presented variety, you can choose a brick:

  • wedge shaped or trapezoidal;
  • long bricks;
  • with rounded or cut corners;
  • with various types of embossing and other technological irregularities.


What should be guided in choosing a brick?

The key factors that need to be addressed are: 

  1. Strength - this indicator points to make: the greater the numerical value next to the letter "M", the higher the strength. 
  2. Frost Resistance (F) - the ability of a material to withstand the alternation of freezing and thawing cycles in a state of water saturation. It is recommended to choose bricks, the frost resistance of which is not less than 50 cycles! 
  3. Format - bricks are manufactured in a variety of sizes, including in special formats on request. The most common formats on the Azerbaijani market are:
  • 250х120х65 mm
  • 250х85х65 mm
  • 215х100х65 mm
  • 240х115х71 mm

How to identify a defect?

When accepting the facing bricks in the first place, it is necessary to ensure the integrity of the packaging.

This indicates compliance with the rules of transportation.

The second thing you should pay attention - this is the integrity of the brick. It should not have cracks, chips and other visible defects that are not provided for by the technological features of this product and do not exceed the regulated values.