Since clay occurs naturally, it is inherently inert even when formed into bricks. Consequently, clay bricks is the only cladding material that emits no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which results in better occupant health, comfort and productivity. Rheebok Brick’s clay bricks also has a high sound proofing quality, providing a sound transmission class (STC) of 45 or greater, thereby shielding occupants from distracting outside noise, and because of brick’s inherent strength and fire resistance it often remains standing even under the harshest conditions. Brick’s passive-solar qualities and thermal mass properties take advantage of the sun’s energy for heating and cooling, keeping rooms cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The use of clay brick in construction has a diverse and extensive history for a wide range of reasons. In addition to its durability and structure, it assists energy performance, waste management, and the environment. Furthermore, the progress in recent years in these key areas will ensure that the future of brick will be just as extensive.