Improve insulation without losing living space inside your home? That is possible with the Argilo Verdo facing brick. These hand-made facing bricks with an ecological size (65 mm wide) not only offer more and better insulation capabilities, but with their universal look are also your home’s aesthetic and durable eye-catcher.
An intriguing brick with exceptional qualities!
|Module 50 verdo||190x65x48||x||x||x||x|
|Waal thick-size verdo||210x65x65||x||x||x|
Usage (average number per m²)
|Joint width ca. 12 mm||Joint width ca. 6 mm|
|Module 50verdo||81 units||91 units|
|Waal-size verdo||73 units||83 units|
|Waal thick-size verdo||59 units||65 units|
The colour, texture and sanding of the facing bricks largely determine the appearance of the façade. In addition, the size, masonry bonds and the colour of the joints also play an important role in the look of the façade masonry Thanks to all of these options, the architect has great freedom of design, which also explains the continuing success of the facing brick. The complete installation instructions are available via Downloads.
- Mix the bricks and deliver all at once
Facing bricks are manufactured from clay, a natural material. Therefore, there may be minor differences between the various production runs. Therefore, it is always advisable to have the total amount needed delivered all at once. Always mix at least five packages and remove the bricks from the packages in a stepped pattern. In this way you achieve the best possible distribution of the colour nuances.
- Never lay bricks in the rain
While SVK facing bricks never discolour on their own, it can never be entirely excluded that some efflorescence will occur after executing the masonry work. These white veils occur while the construction is drying, when the water evaporates and the salt from the masonry appears on the surface.
Covering fresh masonry when it is raining can reduce the risk of efflorescence. In particular, covering the top edge and the upper 80 cm can be important in this regard. Know, however, that such efflorescence is benign and constitutes no problem for the quality of the masonry. The white veil is gradually washed away by rain.
- Select a masonry bond in which the joints of two successive layers of bricks jump at least 40 mm
Facing bricks are usually installed in a half-brick bond. The 1/3 or 1/4 bond may also be used. Always select a masonry bond in which the joints of two successive layers of bricks jump at least 40 mm. Is it not possible to adhere to this rule? Then you have to take special measures in order to guarantee the stability of the external cavity wall.
Recommended joint widths:
The joint width varies according to the desired appearance Here are a few recommended values:
|Adhesive mortar||5 to 6 mm|
|Thin-bed mortar||5 to 8 mm|
|Traditional masonry mortar||9 to 15 mm|
- Place sufficient wall ties
Place at least 5 stainless steel wall ties per m² and have them slope gently outwards. Distribute them evenly over the surface and provide additional ties for large wall breadths or for high walls.
- Ventilate the wall and insulate correctly
There is a ventilated air cavity between the inner and outer cavity wall that must be partially insulated. First lay the inner cavity wall, then install the insulation and only then build the exterior cavity wall.
The exterior wall is in fact a rain screen; it certainly should never we considered as a watertight construction. Ventilate the cavity using an open butt joint or other ventilation provisions.
Ensure that the insulation is solid, without air cracks or openings, connects to the interior cavity wall and follow the installation guidelines from the insulation manufacturer The actual air cavity between the insulation and facing brick must be at least 3 cm wide so that there is sufficient ventilation.
SVK facing bricks are manufactured from soft clay and are classified as ‘hand-moulded bricks’. According to EN 771-1 they belong to the type HD (High Density). The size, shape and technical characteristics meet the requirements established in EN 771-1.