Benefits of using colour coated sheets for your roof

Why should we use roofing sheets for our roof?

Roofing is a significant component in the construction industry world over. Of late, there has been a shift towards the importance of aesthetics. From wallpaper to contemporary architecture, building construction goes beyond just practicality and functionality. One aspect that is gaining steady popularity is decorative, colour-coated roofing sheets. While we see them mostly in urban and industrialised areas, these sheets can be used not just for large industrial and commercial buildings, but residential buildings primarily for aesthetic reasons and but also as an alternative to the conventional galvanised iron sheets.

Until the mid-19th century, wood, slate and clay tiles were predominantly used as roofing materials. The last century saw asphalt, asbestos and fibre-cement replacing traditional materials. But now thanks to newer, more sophisticated technology, roofing sheets are made from a variety of metals like aluminium, copper, zinc and tin. A long period of market experimentation also saw roofing sheets develop through various levels of durability and fire-resistance. They are also available in different shapes, sizes and gauges to suit every customer’s needs.

The thickness of the colours coated on these sheets varies according to the requirement. Read on to know more about the benefits of using our colour coated sheets.

                                                   Colour Coated Roofing Sheet


The most colour coated sheet is made of Aluminium and it is one of the lightest available commercial metals with a density only a third of steel or copper. Since most colour-coated sheets are made of aluminium, they are both lightweight but have a strong and sturdy structure versus other roofing sheet materials.

Fire resistant

As most colour coated sheets are made of aluminium, they are non-combustible and have a Class-A fire rating. This makes them safe to use for homes, gardens, warehouses, factories, etc.


When exposed to air, aluminium sheets develop a thin layer of aluminium oxide. This makes them resistant to corrosion and rusting. So you can be sure your colour coated roofs won’t fade when exposed to rain, heavy winds or bright sunlight. Colour coated sheets are coated with different colours via a chemical process. This ensures they retain they’re colour and shine for a long time.

Highly durable

A corrugated aluminium roofing sheet is highly durable. They have a high tensile strength at low temperatures, are thermal-friendly and retain their toughness through all kinds of weather. These sheets can also bear heavy loads without getting damaged. Because they last longer than traditional steel roofing sheets, you save money in the long run.

Easy to install

As colour coated sheets are lightweight, they are extremely easy to install. Unlike other sheets, they don’t bend and don’t exert pressure on roofs.


Only three to five per cent of the original energy used to produce the colour coated sheets is needed for recycling. Aluminium also has a very low melting point, so recycling them becomes easy.

Energy reflective and safe

Colour coated sheets today have a galvalume coating, which is an aluminium-zinc alloy. These sheets combine the strength of steel with the anti-corrosive property of aluminium and the durability of zinc. As a result, these colour coated sheets are an effective energy-saving solution as they reflect heat and thus cut back on your cooling costs. You can also be assured that your roof will not catch fire in the event of a lightning strike, nor will the colour crack or peel when subjected to the elements.

Aesthetically appealing

The final and most obvious benefit is that colour coated sheets dramatically increase the aesthetic value of every building as they come in a variety of colours, shapes, sizes and thickness. This makes them suitable for hotels, resorts, airport hangers, restaurants, offices, decorative walling purposes, etc.

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Test for TMT bars!

Thermo Mechanically Treated (TMT) process has been developed for providing quality reinforcement to structures. The TMT process is a revolutionary process as it provides the steel bars high tensile strength as well as ductility. There are different grades for TMT reinforced steels namely Fe 415, Fe 500, Fe 550, Fe 600, where the numbers denote the minimum yield strength.

Bundle reinforcing bar. Steel reinforcement. Industrial background. Top view

Is the strength real?

Even Though TMT reinforced bars are highly marketed by almost every steel reinforcement processing company, the TMT bars cannot be tested by common means of touch, feel or by sight. The standardisation process is currently the only means for the common man when choosing the reinforcement bars. He is troubled as he is not sure whether the reinforced bar he bought has the qualities and properties the advertisements boast.

The Test

The good news is that there are tests which are performed to identify the proposed strength of the reinforced bar. These tests are:

  • Tensile Test
  • Yield Stress Test
  • Percentage Elongation Test
  • Bend & Rebend Test
  • Chemical Analysis Test

Tensile Test is the most common test performed on a reinforced steel bar. The TMT rebar is strained by the tensile force an elongated, generally to the point of failure, for the purpose of determining tensile strength.

Yield Stress is defined as the stress at which the TMT rebar will deform plastically i.e cannot be reshaped to the original.

Percentage elongation is the measure of reinforced bar’s ability to deform prior to breaking. Elongation is an important factor similar to yield strength in choosing the grade of TMT bars. Fe 415 has a minimum elongation of 14.5% whereas Fe 500 has a minimum elongation of 12%. Each grade TMT has its own purpose and is specifically designed for that purpose.

Bend & Rebend tests are mainly done to evaluate the ductility of the reinforced bar. The bend is performed by bending the steel bar at the midpoint resulting in bending without fracture. The Rebend test is performed to measure the effect of strain ageing on steel.

Chemical Analysis

In Chemical Analysis, the TMT reinforced bar is tested for various elements or compositions using Spectrometer. Spectromax using arc and spark excitation is the preferred method to determine the chemical composition of the samples. Chemical analysis results in the percentages of carbon, sulphur, and phosphorus which are important as per BIS. As per IS:1786, the maximum allowed percentages of elements are:

Elements Maximum value
Fe 415 Fe 500 Fe 550 Fe 600
Carbon 0.30 0.30 0.300 0.30
Sulphur 0.060 0.055 0.055 0.040
Phosphorus 0.060 0.055 0.055 0.040
Sulphur & Phosphorus 0.110 0.105 0.100 0.075

These are the tests used for evaluating the accurate strength of the reinforced TMT steel bar. Most of the tests can only be done in laboratories. So the point does not fall for false marketing by spurious sellers. Always buy the right TMT reinforced steel bar for construction and never hesitate to do the tests if needed.

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Upcoming Materials that will Revolutionize Construction

Materials that Are Set to Change the Building Industry

With each year, materials and ideas develop and innovate, building on the foundations laid by decades and decades of previous architectural feats. The development of new building materials allows architects to better realize their vision, fortifying constructions with optimized strength, durability, and flexibility.

These radical innovations, as well as being functionally essential, create more sophisticated, revolutionary means of construction. Whether developed specifically for buildings or created for other fields, new technologies have the potential to impact lifespan, appearance, and functionality.

Concrete and metal rebar used to build a floor.

With the rapid development of new materials, the building industry is almost always evolving. While it’s impossible to tell exactly where it’s heading, recent progress can at least give us a clue as to what might change the building industry in the near future. As materials become more advanced and sophisticated, so too will the buildings in which they’re used. Here, we’ll delve into the materials being leveraged by architects, designers, and scientists that look set to alter the foundations of the building industry in the near future, along with some innovations that have already impacted things considerably.

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Self-healing concrete

Commonly used across the building industry, concrete’s ubiquity is perhaps only matched by the frequency with which it cracks. That is to say, a lot. A hunk of concrete with the capabilities to patch over its own fractures would undoubtedly be a boon to the building industry, eliminating cracks, repairs, and leaks, along with the need for damp-proofing. Strangely enough, however, the idea of a self-healing concrete has been around since ancient Rome, where it was used underwater, but modern approaches are comparatively more sophisticated.

grunge cracked stuco wall background

Its self-healing abilities come in the form of Bacillus bacteria, which is mixed with concrete before pouring. When a rupture is formed, limestone is created which fills in the crack. Since the bacteria within can lay dormant for up to 200 years, it’s a relatively long-term solution, too.

Hardwood cross-laminated timber

Made from layers of solid lumber, cross-laminated timber has proven to be a crucial alternative for buildings needing sustainability and durability. With its alternating, layered design, it’s practically as strong as reinforced concrete and structural steel, and could theoretically be used in the same way as the latter in similarly-designed structures.

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)


Especially strong and long-lasting, plastic is also one of the most contaminant elements in the world thanks to its molasses-slow process of biodegradation. Bioplastic, made from algae, marine chitins, cellulose, and a plethora of other renewable biomass resources, means it degrades in a much speedier manner after being discarded. An excellent green alternative to plastic made with fossil fuels, its sophisticated properties would well be used in cladding, structural elements, and other architecture-strengthening structures.

Bioplastics: Making an Informed Decision

Homeostatic facades

We’ve all been in a place of work whose conditions, whether it’s overheating or too much light, can prove stifling over time. The idea behind homeostatic facades is that the material they’re built with adjusts to these exterior conditions to help create the optimal desired interior conditions.

office buildings at sunrise

Composed of a ribbon made from a dielectric material (a polymer that reacts to electric impulses) encased in a double glass façade, both sides are coated with silver, which reflects light and distributes electricity across the material’s surface, allowing it to adapt to the building’s most necessary conditions as a result.

Artificial spider silk

A material whose use is not quite as set in stone as the others on this list, the development of artificial spider silk has nevertheless been making progress. After decades of getting caught up in a web of rumor mill spin and hearsay, the material’s tangled story could finally be on its way to a happy ending thanks to a Japanese company called Spiber Inc.

Artificial Spider Silk: Stronger Than Steel

The company claims artificial spider silk is 340 times tougher than steel and is poised to become a sustainable next-generation material ‘unlike any the world has ever seen’. Despite its progress, the material is still vulnerable to weather which has kept it confined to workshops, labs, and experimental projects for the time being.

3D-printed graphene

Graphene, considered one of the strongest artificial materials in the world, contains physical properties that render its applications near-limitless. However, since it physically manifests itself as sheets or flakes, it becomes difficult (though not impossible) when used on construction.

Though very much at the nascent stage, the possibility of using 3D-printed graphene in construction was strengthened by a paper published by three MIT engineers, which mentioned a three-dimensional structure that potentially had the ability to be 10 times as strong as steel, and 5% the weight of it too, if built with 3D-printed graphene.

Scientific background. 3D render


Created by researchers at the Hamburg University of Technology in 2012, aerographite is made from networks of hollow carbon tubes, which makes it 75 times lighter than Styrofoam. Stable at room temperature, it’s also able to conduct electricity, is incredibly strong, and yet is still able to be bent into other shapes.                                                   Aerographite: Six times lighter

It’s so flexible and malleable in fact, that it can be compressed into space 95% its normal area, and then restored to its original form, free from damage. Amazingly, the scrunching up of aerographite actually serves to make it stronger, which isn’t true of most lightweight materials subjected to compression. Since it can also withstand vibrations, it’s regularly used in airplanes and satellites, too.

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Concrete V/s Steel

So, which of these materials is more suitable for your project?

If you are contemplating whether to use concrete or steel as your project’s primary building material, you have several factors to consider. Both are equally worthy of structural materials. Concrete costs more, but arguably offers better overall performance. To understand which material suits your project better, you must know how they compare in strength, durability, fire resistance, sustainability, and, of course, cost.

What is Concrete?

Concrete is a composite material. Concrete is the prime material required for the construction of buildings. Concrete is made by mixing cement aggregates with sand, stone, and water. Concrete can be poured into from works to take any shape or form and takes time to harden it into a stone-like material. Concrete is very versatile and the material for applications that require a combination of strength and durability. 

It has the property to resist compressive forces but concrete is weak in resisting tension forces.                                                                        Concrete

The benefits of using concrete

Concrete is so integral to our communities because it is the only building material that cost-effectively delivers:

  • the lowest carbon footprint for a structure or pavement over its lifecycle
  • unparalleled strength, durability, longevity, and resilience
  • maximized energy efficiency via thermal mass
  • durability in any environment
  • a building material that doesn’t burn, rust or rot
  • safety and security
  • versatility – it can be molded into any shape, color, or pattern imaginable
  • no off-gas
  • excellent vibration and sound insulating
  • low maintenance costs
  • 100 % recyclability, plus the materials needed to make concrete are abundant in just about every locale on the planet

What is Steel?

Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. It is also common to add other metals to steel to improve its properties. Metals figure quite prominently in prefabricated uses mostly in cities. Steel is the world’s most important engineering and construction material. It is now widely used in every aspect of life. Steel is the world’s most important engineering and construction material. It is used in every aspect of our lives; in cars and construction products, refrigerators and washing machines, cargo ships, and surgical scalpels. It can be recycled over and over again without loss of property.


Advantages of Steel Structure Construction

  • Steel is a highly durable metal. It can withstand a considerable amount of external pressure. Hence, steel structures are earthquake resistant whereas concrete structures are brittle. Concrete is not as resistant as steel.
  •  Steel structures have a good load carrying capacity unlike concrete structures, which have a low load-carrying capacity.
  •  Steel is a tensile metal. It has a high strength to weight ratio. Steel structures weigh 60% lesser than concrete.
  •  Steel structures can be made without a foundation but this is not applicable to concrete structures as they are heavy.
  • The construction process is faster with steel structures as they are easy to erect. This contributes to faster project completion. On the other hand, concrete construction is time-consuming.
  • Having a good scrap value also makes structural steel a better option than concrete which has practically no scrap value.
  • Steel structures can be easily fabricated and mass-produced. They are so versatile that they can be easily assembled, disassembled, and replaced. Steel structures can be modified even for last-minute changes.
  •  Another advantage of steel structures is that they can be constructed off-site by professional steel fabricators and then assembled on site.
  • Steel structures are an eco-friendly option as they are easily recyclable. This means you get to save money in waste management.
  •  Lastly, steel structures are easy to transport as they are lightweight. Steel structure construction is a safe option, there are no health hazards of using steel structures in construction.

Costs of the products 

Concrete: The price of concrete remains largely consistent, which is its greatest benefit. However, the on-going maintenance and repair work, which is a given in concrete construction, calls for additional costs throughout its lifetime. 

 Steel: Using steel structures or long-lasting TMT bars mostly proves to be economically beneficial. Steel is more durable and does not decay fast with age. Buildings that use steel require less maintenance and other additional costs of repair or redevelopment. Construction steel remains a more cost-effective option compared to reinforced concrete. The strength to weight ratio of steel is higher than concrete.

The decision lies within the customers what product to use. According to their convenience. 

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Modern Methods of Building Construction

Modern Methods of Building Construction:

Modern Methods of building construction is a wide term and have experienced significant changes. With innovative technologies being improving the qualitative index of buildings.

There are few Modern Methods of Building Construction;

Hybrid Concrete Construction

Hybrid Concrete Construction combines all the benefits of in-situ construction.

Combining the two, as a hybrid frame, results in even greater construction speed, quality, and the overall economy. 

Hybrid Concrete Construction can answer client demands for lower costs and higher quality by providing simple building materials. It also offers competitive structures that offer consistent performance and quality.

                                                 Hybrid Concrete Construction

Thin-Joint Masonry Techniques

This technique leads to the reduction of the quantum of mortar. Consequently, mortar can be laid swiftly with enhanced productivity on the longer wall panels.

With large-sized concrete blocks efficiency along with significant cost reduction can be achieved. 

                                                Thin-Joint Masonry Techniques

3D Volumetric Construction

3D volumetric Construction involves the production of three- dimensional units in controlled factory conditions prior to transportation to the site. 

Modules can be brought to the site in a variety of forms, ranging from a basic structure to one with all internal and external finishes and services installed, all ready for assembly. The casting of modules uses the benefits of factory conditions to create service-intensive units where a high degree of repetition and a need for rapid assembly on-site make its use highly desirable. 

This modern method of construction offers the inherent benefits of concrete such as thermal mass, sound, and fire resistance, as well as offering factory quality and accuracy, together with the speed of erection on-site.

                                                    3D Volumetric Construction


Flats Slabs are highly versatile elements widely used in construction, providing minimum depth, fast construction, and allowing flexible column sides. Flat Slabs are particularly accurate and needed to be sealed to the slab soffit for acoustic or fire reasons.

Flat slabs are considered to be more economical and faster than other forms of construction. It is designed with a good surface finish to the soffit, allowing exposed soffits to be used.

                                                                      Flat Slab

Insulating Concrete Formwork

The Insulating Concrete Formwork system consists of twin-walled, expanded polystyrene panels or blocks that are quickly built up to create formwork for the walls of a building.

This formwork is then filled with factory produced, quality-assured, ready-mixed concrete to create a robust structure. 

The expanded polystyrene blocks remain to provide high levels of thermal insulation and the concrete core provides robustness and good levels of sound insulation. More information on ICF is included.

                                                Insulating Concrete Formwork

Precast Flat Panel Modules

Precast Flat Panel Modules are wall and floor modules that are manufactured away from the actual site and then transported to the site for erection. The technology has gained momentum due to seamless adherence to specifications of construction.

                                                   Precast Flat Panel Modules

Many of the construction techniques in use today have been around for hundreds of years. Others are a bit more recent—and while we love the time-tested approaches that brought the industry to where it is today, it’s exciting to see how new construction techniques and construction innovations are reshaping our approach.

From modular construction techniques to insulation panels, you can be sure that the innovations impact each aspect of building construction techniques.

New & Innovative Building Construction Techniques

Just to be clear, there are plenty of great new building techniques for construction coming out these days.

Vastu Shastra tips for your house

Let’s learn a few tips for proper Vastu Shastra of your Sweet Home!

What is Vastu Shastra?

Vastu Shastra is science on architecture which tells us the concept of prosperity, good luck, and peace in a house. It has been believed since the ancient history of India. 

                                                                  Vastu Shastra

Master Bedroom Southwest corner

If your flat has more than one floor then make sure the master bedroom is on the top floor.

The ceilings of the floor must always be in level.

Children’s room Northwest corner
Bathroom West or South Bathroom drains must always flow in the north-east
Drawing room Northwest Furnishings must be placed in the south and west directions.

Maximum open space must be kept in south and east directions.

Kitchen Southeast The cook must always face east when cooking.

The water taps in a kitchen must be in the Northeastern direction.

Study Room Northeast, Northwest, North, West, East corners Make sure the study room and pooja rooms are adjacent to one other. This is considered very auspicious.

The study table should be kept in the Eastern or Northern wall.

Store Room The southern part of the building Grain and other supplies should be stocked inside the kitchen or in any other room.

Things must never be stored inside the box beds, as they can cause sleeping disorders.

Wastes from the kitchen Southwest corner of the kitchen The Waste Bins must always be kept covered
Doors North and East The waves that rise from the doors influence the mind of the person entering from the door.
Guest Room Northwest direction The room in the northwest is also considered to be very auspicious for unmarried girls.
General Room North-West
Water-Tank North-West
Balconies North, East Or North-East directions The Eastern balcony is very auspicious according to Vastu
Puja room Northeast
Windows Eastern and Northern sides of a building

Vastu Tips For Flat: Things To Keep In Mind

  • The flat must have a normal shape, such as a square or rectangle.
  • The apartment must never fall at the dead end of a road.
  • T-point buildings must be avoided.
  • Every room must have four walls or corners.
  • Analyze the soil of the site (different soils create a different kind of vibrations)

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What do you know about GDP?

What is the GDP?

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) represents the total monetary value of all final goods and services produced and sold on the market. Within a country during a specific period of time which is generally a year.

THE G IN GDP is GROSS that indicates that products are counted regardless of their subsequent use. A product’s final “sales receipt” will be added to the total GDP figure.

THE D IN GDP is DOMESTIC that indicates that the inclusion criterion is geographical, goods and services counted are those produced within the country’s border. 

THE P IN GDP is PRODUCT that indicates for production, or economic output, of final goods and services sold on the market.

How to calculate GDP

There are three ways to calculate GDP 

PRODUCTION APPROACH – The sum of the value-added at each stage of production.

EXPENDITURE APPROACH- The sum of purchases made by final users.

INCOME APPROACH- The sum of the incomes generated by production subjects. 


Due to the lockdown imposed in India for coronavirus from March and has gradually increased. India has become the third worst-hit country by the virus after the USA and Brazil. For the lockdown, the economic condition of the country fell down. The Indian economy shrank by 23.9%. It is the biggest contraction on record for India.

Construction (-50.3%), hotels and transportation (-47%) and manufacturing (-39.3%) has a never seen downfall. Private spending shrank 26.7%, inventories fell 20.8%, exports went down 19.8% and imports sank 40.4%. In contrast, government consumption increases by 16.4% because of the various relief funds.



“ The growth of GDP has declined largely due to the low growth in the manufacturing and construction sector,” Minister of state for statistics and programme implementation said by Rao Inderjit Singh.

The building construction industry in India is expected to record a contract of 7.5% in 2020. Due to the pandemic, the construction industry had been showing signs of weakness. The residential market struggling due to rising unemployment. The quarterly value adds data shows growth in the ‘financial, real estate & professional services’ decelerating to 2.4% in Q1 2020.

Reduced labour at construction sites may lead to the idling of the plant and machinery deployed for construction work. These machines have a fixed hiring cost, which is charged to any project regardless of the machine utilization. 

                                                   Image of a construction site

How to calculate GDP


Consider the release of contractor retention and performance bank guarantee, as applicable depending on the stage of the project. 

Consider providing benefits in the form of lower GST than the prevailing. 

Waiver of minimum electricity and other charges imposed during the closure of the project sites.

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What are the Construction Trends of 2020?

What are the Construction Trends of 2020?

In the year 2020, a lot of changes have been noticed. Due to the pandemic of Covid-19 many changes have been noticed by the construction industry. Due to the pandemic, it caused a shift in project timelines and a drop in labor and employment.

The overall construction industry outlook for 2020 varies by country and region. 

Industrial technologies are evolving and in construction, there is no exception. But the most recent developments extend beyond building equipment alone.


Modular and Prefabricated Construction

The popularity of modular and prefabricated construction projects. Modular construction companies are making there stand because of the significantly expedited rate at which they can build residential and commercial buildings.

Modular construction is a prefabricated approach to building repetitive structures, so office buildings, hotels, apartments, and other commercial buildings are great for modular and prefabricated buildings. 

Prefabricated and modular construction are rising trends because of the time, energy, and cost savings it provides. Modular construction saves companies a significant amount of time and money because units are built off-campus, meaning companies do not have to deal with usual barriers to construction such as weather or limited working hours. 

This helps cut back on waste and make the building process more sustainable, which is another rising trend in the industry. Modular construction is a huge rising trend because of the time, energy, and cost savings associated with it, and is sure to keep gaining popularity through 2020.


Advantages of this Development:

Virtual Reality

These technologies are already making a huge impact on many industries around the world, and the construction industry is no exception. Buildings are becoming ever more complicated, and these technologies are helping architects and construction teams improve designs and detect design errors. To date, architects and design through interactive design and gesture interfacing. 2020 is set to see this technology’s influence on the industry expand even further.

Increased Safety Equipment

Another construction industry trend that will continue into 2020 is the improving standards and use of better safety equipment products. Safety is a cornerstone for LP, so we are excited to hear of this advancing trend industry-wide.

Revolution in the construction industry:

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is increasingly ensuring greater efficiency in construction. The result is a reduction in construction costs and increased safety, both in planning and on the construction site. As soon as a machine imitates human cognitive tasks, i.e. recognizes patterns, is able to solve problems independently, and can learn, it is called artificial intelligence. 

Important advantages of AI in the building industry: Artificial neutral networks help predict cost overruns. Furthermore, forecast models calculate realistic time constraints for project control. And with training materials available online, new know-how becomes available to employees in no time at all, and they can be trained quicker and more efficiently. Analysis and prioritization of the numerous risk factors are also supported. AI systems take on the role of intelligent assistance and handle the daily flood information. Solve the unsolved problems and form of information provided with.


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List of Building Materials used for Construction

List of Building Materials used for Construction:

What are Building materials?

Building materials are those materials which are used for construction purposes. Many types of building materials are used in the construction industry to create buildings and structures. 

Many building materials have varieties of uses, so it is a good idea to consult the manufacturer if it is best suited for the building. 

Two basic types of building materials are recognized such as general-purpose materials such as cement, concrete, brick, sand, and timber used in structural development. Another type of material used is special-purpose materials such as acoustic, insulating, and refractory materials.

What are some of the products required for buildings: 


Concrete is the prime material required for the construction of buildings. Concrete is made by mixing cement aggregates with sand, stone, and water. Concrete can be poured into from works to take any shape or form and takes time to harden it into a stone-like material. Concrete is very versatile and the material for applications that require a combination of strength and durability. It has the property to resist compressive forces but concrete is weak in resisting tension forces.



Cement is a powder that is usually mixed with sand, gravel, and water to produce concrete. Cement is produced with the chemical combination of calcium, silicon, aluminum iron, and other ingredients. The raw materials extracted from limestone, chalk, clayey, schist, or clay. Cement is a binder in the building process which is used as a basic material for all the types of construction. If you need detailed information about it. Click here



Bricks are used to build walls, pavements, etc. They are made in number sizes and types and are generally produced in bulk quantities. Their demands are high generally because construction is incomplete without brick. 

Bricks are made up of clay, concrete, and calcium silicate are also known as sand-lime. Bricks have been used as a trustworthy structure over numerous years for its durability. 

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Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. It is also common to add other metals to steel to improve its properties. Metals figure quite prominently in prefabricated uses mostly in cities. Steel is the world’s most important engineering and construction material. It is now widely used in every aspect of life. 


River Sand

River sand is the most preferable choice in construction. It is produced by the natural weathering of rocks over millions of years. It is very fine in quality and is good for concrete production and plastering as well. River sand is becoming scarce with the passing days as it takes millions of years to form.

The next frequent kind of sand is calcium carbonate, by way of instance, aragonite, which has largely been generated. For detailed information about this topic. Click here

River sand


Glass is a durable but brittle material that is valued for its optical properties. The glass, in general, is obtained from silica, potash, chalk, or soda at about 1000 C. The other ingredients are also added such as lead oxide, iron oxide, borax. A strong type of frameless glass known as the structural glass can be used in load-bearing. It is often designed to be transparent or translucent.

Glasses image

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Bricks as a Building Material

Bricks as a Building Material :

Bricks are used to build walls, pavements, etc. They are made in number sizes and types and are generally produced in bulk quantities. Their demands are high generally because construction is totally incomplete without brick. 

Bricks are made up of clay, concrete and calcium silicate are also known as sand-lime. Bricks have been used as a trustworthy structure over numerous years for its durability. 

The use of red brick particularly can make a property distinctive. Bricks Image

Why use Bricks as a construction material :

  • Bricks are durable in nature and last for hundreds of years. Bricks don’t easily age and have low maintenance costs. Bricks give their full support to hold the building standstill without spending much over them. 
  • Bricks are Sustainable in nature as they are made from organic minerals found in shale and clay. Bricks are great materials that are sustainable, also because they are becoming efficient as well as green. 
  • Bricks are low in maintenance investment. Once the money has been invested there are no further or negligible maintenance costs. Thus is worth the money and saves much in the long run. 
  • Bricks are weatherproof, heavy climatic conditions did not affect the bricks of a building. Even after harsh environmental conditions are not affected much to the building.

What are Stones?

Stones are beautiful natural material that can be cut to any size, which enhances the interior of the building. It also likes bricks that last long and give timeless quality. 

Are Bricks better than Stones?

  • Bricks are inexpensive to make but on the other stones are expensive to make. 
  • With the use of bricks, the work can be completed quickly, but with stones, the work is much delayed and cannot be completed quickly.
  • No Plaster is required after it has been made with stone, but Plasters are required after it has been made by stone.
  • Very skilled workers are required to execute stone arts, but bricks’ works can be executed by any workman without much knowledge about the work also. 
  • Stone is more durable than Bricks and is also much stronger than Bricks.
  • The bond of stone with cement is very weak as compared to brick with cement which is very strong.
  • It is very easy to make a brick to make the stone. 


Different kinds of Bricks :

There are different types of Bricks available in the market for the consumers to use, Some of them are stated below

  • Concrete Bricks are not as popular as the other bricks. These Bricks can be chosen only if any new pigmentation is required as the quality is not up to the mark. These bricks are good heat and sound blocking which are very beneficial.

Concrete Brick

  • Sand lime bricks are made up of sand, fly ash, and lime and are mixed. These are the bricks who can carry his own weight.

Sand lime Brick

  • Engineering Bricks are known for many reasons. These Bricks can stand at high heat. They are very strong and dense. They also have a strong load-bearing capacity. Engineering Brick
  • Fly Ash Clay Bricks contains high volumes of calcium oxide in fly ash. It is less porous than clay bricks. It proved a smooth surface so it does not need plastering. 

Fly Ash Clay Brick

  • Burnt Clay Bricks are obtained by pressing the clay in molds and fried and dried in kilns. They are popular bricks and are available in four classes of Burnt Clay Bricks.

Burnt Clay Bricks

Advantages of using Bricks

  • It is durable in nature
  • It has low maintenance costs.
  • It is inexpensive.
  • Highly fire resistant
  • It is a recyclable product and eco-friendly product.
  • It is available in different shapes, sizes, and textures.

Disadvantages of Using Bricks

  • It is highly time-consuming and requires much effort.
  • It has very little tensile strength.
  • It cannot be used in seismic zones.
  • Bricks surfaces are very hard to clean
  • When exposed to air it causes fluorescence. 

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