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Different Types of Bricks

FBS – FACE BRICK STANDARD
Clay bricks that are selected or produced for their durability and uniformity of size and shape.

NFP – NON-FACING PLASTERED
Clay bricks suitable for general building work that is to be plastered

FBX – FACE BRICK EXTRA
Clay bricks that are selected or produced for their durability and high degree of  uniformity of size, shape and colour

NFX – NON-FACING EXTRA
Clay bricks suitable for use, plastered or unplastered, for general building work where durability rather than aesthetics is the key selection criteria:

  • below damp-proof course or
  • under damp conditions or
  • below ground level

FBA – FACE BRICK AESTHETIC
Clay bricks that are selected or produced for their durability and aesthetic effect deriving from non-uniformity of size, shape or colour.

E – ENGINEERING UNITS
Masonry units produced for structural or load-bearing purposes in face or non-face work, where the manufacturer suppliers clay bricks to an agreed compressive strength. An engineering unit is designated by the addition of the letter E followed by a number equal to the nominal compressive strength in megapascals eg FBSE21.

PA – CLAY PAVERS (1:1, 2:1 OR 3:1)
Clay pavers that are selected or produced for their durability and for a high degree of uniformity in size and shape, and that have dimensions such that the ratio of work size length to work size is approximately 1:1, 2:1 or 3:1.

PB – CLAY PAVERS
Clay pavers that are selected or produced for their durability and for their uniformity in size and shape.

Bricks used in the Western Cape:

 Natural Earth – Travertine

Name Natural Earth
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Travertine
Base Colour Grey
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 5-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

 Sandstone – Rustic

Name Sandstone
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Rustic
Base Colour Yellow
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 8-10
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

 Sandstone – Travertine

Name Sandstone
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Travertine
Base Colour Yellow
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 8-10
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

Golden Harvest – Rustic

Name Golden Harvest
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Rustic
Base Colour Yellow
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 5-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

 Cape Blend – Travertine

Name Cape Blend
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Travertine
Base Colour Yellow
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBA
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 6-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

Meadow – Rustic

Name Meadow
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Rustic
Base Colour Yellow
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 6-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Moderate
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

Cape Blend Dark Travertine

Name Cape Blend Dark
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Travertine
Base Colour Yellow
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBA
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 6-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

Tokai Red – Rustic

Name Tokai Red
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Rustic
Base Colour Red
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 10-12
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

Tokai Red – Travertine

Name Tokai Red
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Travertine
Base Colour Red
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 10-12
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

De Hoop Red – Smooth

Name De Hoop Red
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Smooth
Base Colour Red
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory De Hoop Factory – Western Cape
SANS
ISO
Typical Comp Strength 40-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 6-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

De Hoop Red – Travertine

Name De Hoop Red
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Travertine
Base Colour Red
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory De Hoop Factory – Western Cape
SANS
ISO
Typical Comp Strength 30-40
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 6-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-2
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

Constantia – Travertine

Name Constantia
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Travertine
Base Colour Red
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 7 – 9
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-2
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

Cape Stormberg – Travertine

Name Cape Stormberg
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Travertine
Base Colour Brown
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 6-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

De Hoop Matt Brown – Smooth

Name De Hoop Matt Brown
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Smooth
Base Colour Brown
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory De Hoop Factory – Western Cape
SANS
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 40-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 6-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

Cape Stormberg – Rustic

Name Cape Stormberg
Brick Type Face Brick
Texture Rustic
Base Colour Brown
Using Masonry
Dimension 222 X 106 X 73 mm
Class FBS
Format Imperial
Area National
Factory Phesantekraal Factory – Western Cape
SANS 227 :2007
ISO 9001:2008
Typical Comp Strength 20-50
Typical 24 Hr Water Absorption 6-8
Moisture Expansion Cat II
Efflorescence Rating Nil / Slight
Exposure Zone Suitability 1-3
External Angle 45 false
Internal Angle 45 false
Purpose Made false

 

 

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