All clay facings are classified into one of the following three classifications to aid in the selection of the product which best suits the application.
FBX - Face Brick Extra
Durable face brick possessing the highest degree of size, shape and colour uniformity.
FBS - Face Brick Standard
These are clay face bricks that are durable,uniform in size and shape.
FBA - Face Brick Aesthetic
These are durable clay face bricks selected or produced for a highly individual aesthetic look derived from deliberate non-uniformity of shape and colour.
Standard nominal work sizes are 222mm long x 106mm wide x 73mm high.
Should range from nil to moderate, dependent upon the product.
Average Water Absorption
Depending on the product, will range from 5% to 15%. (24 hour soak test).
Initial Suction Rate
Facings generally fall in the range of 0,8kg/m2 min. to 2,0kg/m2 min., which is the optimum range to develop good brick mortar bonding.
The average mass of products will normally vary in the range of 2,3kg to 3,4kg per masonry unit.