Masonry made of sand-lime brick: Advantages and disadvantages

Background information

Sand-lime brick is today usually an industrially produced product - natural sand-lime brick, however, is only rarely to be found. The production, however, always causes less cost than the burning of bricks at relatively high temperatures - therefore, sand-lime bricks are often much cheaper as a building material. Kalk Only outside, sand-lime bricks have potential disadvantages: outer walls made of sand-lime brick need to be insulated to a comparatively greater extent than external walls made of bricks or concrete blocks - in general, this often results in a cost disadvantage - but that always depends on the respective construction project.

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The heavy weight of sand-lime bricks often makes wall-laying by hand difficult - for DIYers, using thin-bed mortar and a laying sled is a great way to make life easier.

More information on this topic:

Overview of the applicable standards for lime sandstone: LINK

Information page of the Federal Association for the Sand-Lime Industry: LINK

  • Articles at Wikipedia: LINK
  • Installation on thin-bed mortar saves moneyIf sand-lime brick is used as a leveling stone, the use of thin-bed mortar is possible , Compared to fresh mortar, mortar consumption is significantly lower, which also saves a lot of money. As a rule, the mortar consumption is less than one-tenth compared to fresh mortar.
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