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Comparison of honeycomb lightweight bricks with traditional clay bricks and red bricks

2023-12-14 14:51:35  Blog

Introduction to Cellular Light Weight Bricks

Mobile lightweight blocks, or CLC blocks (Cellular Lightweight Concrete Bricks), are constructed from cellular lightweight concrete (CLC). Mobile light weight concrete is made of concrete, fly ash, and water, including preformed stable foam. Adding foam to a concrete mix can develop countless small voids, or cells, in the material. Thus it is additionally called foam concrete. Mobile light weight bricks can be utilized as a substitute for red blocks.

foam brick 

Cellular Lightweight Bricks VS Conventional Clay Bricks

The job of making standard blocks causes numerous environmental and illnesses. On top of that, severe weather conditions may trigger damage to blocked surface areas due to cold damage. By contrast, CLC block is environmentally friendly and much more energy-saving. It does not discharge toxins or produce toxic items or byproducts. And the compressive strength of CLC blocks is more than that of conventional clay blocks.

The advantages of honeycomb lightweight bricks

1. Lightweight thermal insulation: honeycomb brick uses lightweight polystyrene foam as the core material, which has the advantage of lightweight thermal insulation and can effectively reduce the dead weight of the building and enhance the overall thermal insulation performance of the building.

2. Environmental Protection and Energy Conservation: Honeycomb bricks are produced using environmentally friendly materials, which have good environmental friendliness and can effectively reduce the generation of construction waste while improving the energy-saving performance of buildings.

3. High strength: Honeycomb bricks have good strength, with an ultimate pressure of over 3.5 MPa, suitable for various building structural requirements.

4. Convenient construction: Honeycomb bricks adopt a modular production method, which is convenient for installation and assembly on the construction site and can significantly improve construction efficiency.

5. Wide applicability: Honeycomb bricks are suitable for various construction fields, such as residential, commercial, industrial, etc., and have strong adaptability.

light weight bricks 

Disadvantages of honeycomb lightweight bricks

1. Limited load-bearing capacity: As a lightweight building material, Honeycomb bricks have relatively limited load-bearing capacity and need to be reasonably applied in conjunction with specific building designs.

2. Poor sound insulation performance: The sound insulation performance of honeycomb bricks is relatively poor, and it needs to be combined with other materials for comprehensive application to improve the overall sound insulation performance of the building.

3. Flammability and explosion: Since the core material of honeycomb brick is polystyrene foam plastic, it has certain flammability, so fire prevention measures should be taken.

4. Short service life: Honeycomb bricks have a relatively short service life and require regular maintenance and repair to extend their service life.

Is red brick better or honeycomb brick?

Nowadays, it is advocated to use environmentally friendly porous bricks. The benefits of porous bricks are energy conservation and environmental protection, but the price is 1/3 higher than that of red bricks. It is recommended to use red bricks, which will definitely have a lower price and save money. Red bricks bear weight, while honeycomb bricks do not. The house has reinforced concrete load-bearing columns, and honeycomb bricks have a better insulation effect. There are no load-bearing columns, only shock-absorbing columns, with only red bricks; the house is more durable. Red bricks, also known as clay solid bricks, have been basically phased out due to their high resource consumption and poor environmental performance. They are explicitly prohibited from use in construction and have been replaced by hollow bricks (porous bricks) and various new types of blocks.

red brick 

Application of Cellular Light Weight Bricks

Due to its environmentally friendly, lightweight, and high-strength properties, honeycomb bricks can be applied in multiple fields, mainly including the following aspects.

1. In the field of architecture. In the field of construction, honeycomb bricks can be used for building exterior walls, partitions, sound insulation, and other aspects. Meanwhile, due to the lightweight of honeycomb bricks, they do not require the use of large equipment such as cranes for transportation, thus reducing the impact on the surrounding environment during the construction process.

2. Transportation sector. In the field of transportation, honeycomb bricks can be used for lightweight bridges, tunnel partitions, subway slope protection, and other aspects. Due to the lightweight nature of honeycomb bricks, they can reduce the self-weight of buildings such as bridges and tunnels and reduce the impact on the surrounding environment during foundation construction.

3. In the field of environmental protection. In environmental protection, honeycomb bricks can be used to reuse construction waste, sewage treatment, and other aspects. Because of honeycomb bricks' lightweight and high-strength properties, construction waste can be reused, and environmental pollution can be reduced.

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  • Luoyang Tongrun Info Technology Co., Ltd. ( is the world's leading nanomaterial technology developer and application manufacturer, the company has more than 20 years of industry experience, after years of scientific research and production, has been professionals in lightweight concrete and foam concrete solutions. We can supply concrete foaming agents, superplasticizers, aerogels and foam concrete strength enhancers for lightweight concrete mix, CLC blocks all over the world, suitable for ordinary cement foamed concrete cast-in-place, block, plate, insulation wall, etc.