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Traditional Handmade Materials
Our Britannia Handmade Bricks are tested for different levels of performance and as such, our bricks conform to various ISO tests.
Soluble Salt Classification - S2
Measures active soluble salts in the sample using either chemical or an alternative instrumental method.
Tolerance - T2
Specifies a method for determining the net and gross dry density of masonry units (except for natural stone masonry units).
Comprehensive Strength - 38.1n/mm2
Details the characteristics, performance requirements, designation, marking, assessment and verification requirements for clay masonry units, which can be used as facing and rendered masonry and in loadbearing or non-loadbearing masonry structures.
Range - R1
Specifies tests for compressive strength of masonry units, where the specimens are laid and centred on a platen of the testing machine, a uniform distributed load is applied and increased continuously up to failure. Details the materials; apparatus; preparation of specimens; procedure; calculation and expression of results; evaluation of results; and test report.
Freeze Thaw - F2
Determination of freeze/thaw resistance of clay masonry units