Building a house these days is indeed an expensive affair especially with the implementation of GST and increase in sand prices. There was a time when builders could make a construction budget plan and estimate at affordable prices. But it is a different scenario today, with labor charges and the material cost skyrocketing to almost 60 to 65% of the total expenses.
For those of you wanting to build a dream home without spending out your entire life’s savings, interlock houses will prove to be a revelation.
The amount of cement and sand used can be kept to a minimum when you opt for an interlock brick house. As the cement and sand usage is less the savings will be about 30% of the total costs. The only catch is that you must get a experienced builder who can build with interlock bricks
What is interlocking bricks and how it is made:
Interlocking blocks are like 2 adjoining pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Each block has a projection at one end and a depression at the other. The projection of one block fits in to the depression of the next so that they always align perfectly.
Now that you got an idea about what a interlocking bricks is and how it looks. Lets now take a look at how it is made.
Interlock bricks are made by mixing late-rite stone powder, cement and gravel. 50 kilograms of cement you can help you make around 50 interlock bricks. The making of these are completely eco-friendly. The bricks are made with a 4000 kilograms of compress and hence there need not be any apprehensions regarding the strength and sturdiness of these bricks.
What is the difference between normal bricks used and interlocking bricks:
The major difference are
- Interlocking bricks are not baked, it is just mud in high density pressed using a pressing machine and allowed to solidify by drying naturally. Some chemicals are added for increasing the bond strength. Normal bricks are the ones baked.
- Size of interlocking brick is more. Approximately it is 2.5 times more in volume than the baked bricks. (size is 10″ x 8″ x 4″)
- Weight of Interlocking bricks is more than equivalent volume of baked bricks.
Types of interlocking bricks:
There are two types of interlocking bricks available and their benefits are given below:
1.Soil Interlocking Bricks:
The Interlocking soil compressed bricks mainly used as environment friendly materials and most modern building technologies. The room temperature is kept cool as they are thermally radiant.
2.Concrete Interlocking Bricks:
Customized Dimensions & Designs
Benefits of interlocking bricks:
7. Customized designs