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Monday, March 1, 2010

Interlocking Bricks






Interlocking Bricks is the latest advancement in Wall Construction in Kerala. These bricks are 'locked' against each other without the use of cement mortar, to form a structurally stable wall that reduces the cost and time of construction to almost half. In our State of Kerala, where Sand is becoming increasingly scarce and cement prices are soaring, interlocking bricks come as a welcome alternative to Home builders.
Interlocking Bricks are used to construct Walls without the use of Cement Mortar. Laterite Stone is ground and filtered using a sieve, which is then mixed with 5% cement mixture and a chemical setting agent. This mixture is then machine compressed to form high density Interlocking Bricks. They are manufactured in two widths of 6 inches and 8 inches; and are also available in varying lengths. Each Interlocking Brick has grooves and locks on it's sides which can be fitted with each other to form a block wall that does not need cement mortar for bonding. The roof slab that is placed over these walls will keep them structurally stable.
Advantages of Interlocking Bricks-

  • Cost-savings as cement and sand are not used for constructing the wall.
  • Being a less heat-intensive and natural material, laterite retains coolness inside the house.
  • Less labor-intensive and more time-saving as the Interlocking blocks need only be fitted to each other; instead of conventional cement mortar construction.
  • The Interlocking bricks can be salvaged without damage when the house is being dismantled in the future.




    • Points to consider

    • Make sure that every batch of Interlocking bricks arriving from the factory is tested for strength and consistency.
    • Have the Bricks laid evenly with the joint of one course being in the middle of the subsequent course, so as to ensure strength of the wall.
    • Plastering towards the bottom of the wall above the foundation will prevent moisture from seeping up the wall.
    • It is not advisable to have Interlocking walls in areas which are prone to get wet frequently (like bathrooms).
    • Use marble cutters to make channels in the Interlocking Brick wall to get smoother finish for concealed wiring.
    • Apply waterproof finish to the wall to prevent moisture and increase durability.




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      67 comments:

      1. Dear Friend,
        This article is contains most valuable information for who is interested in cost effective construction. Requesting to all please provide the details of the brick manufactures to my email anurajkylm@hotmail.com.
        Thank you for your effort.
        Anura.A

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      2. Little sceptical about this concept, unless see a finished structre. Will be a great progress if it is true what is being claimed. Thanks for the information though.
        CHeers

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      3. Hi,
        It is realy a valuable inforamtion. Please post or send me a mail about the manufacturers address. asco@qatar.net.qa

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      4. I am planning to use interlock blocks for my home construction. Please let me know of good references - manufacturers and labours. Also any good interior designer based on your experience

        Thanks
        Abhipj@gmail.com

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      5. I want to contact the suppliers for possible distribution in Bangalore. Please give contact details.
        Ashok Kumar Singh
        09663447474
        aksingh73@gmail.com

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      6. Even though the idea is good what about the yearly maintenance of protection of wall, similarly the safty aspect.
        Adv.Siji

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      7. Though I reside in Delhi and planning to build a home at Kerala, I get useful and effective infmn from KeralaArchitect.com.
        Thanks dears and this cost effective measures to build a house is very useful. Pls carry on.

        Marijan Jacob

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      8. I would like to more about it .. pl give deatils of books ...

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      9. Thank you for all your comments and good wishes. To see a cost-effective residence built using Interlocking bricks, please click on the following link>> http://www.kerala.askinarchitect.com/images/interlock-house.jpg

        Interlocking bricks are available in building material stores throughout Kerala.

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      10. please eamil to me manufacturer'scontact details for interlocking bricks made in Kerala. i want to sell them in Bangalore.
        Ashok Kumar Singh
        09663447474
        aksingh@lifestyleinteriors.in
        www.lifestyleinteriors.in

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      11. hai,this article is very valuable for everyone is planning to construct homes. could you give the manufactors contact no.

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      12. hai could u give the manufactors contact no

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      13. Hi there, we have built a house in Kerala with interlocking bricks system, but I am not sure of the final result inside, could you advice me ? plasting ? or natural ?

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      14. hello,

        greetings..
        with reference to your enquiry, we are pleased to inform you that,
        since from 2004 onwards we are manufacturing high quality soil bricks. so Those who are intrested in quality Soil interlocking bricks,please contact me bejoy_j@hotmail.com or contact Mr.John Mob:09744624840.Kerala

        Regards,
        Bejoy

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      15. ANIL VARUGHESE
        I am planning to use interlock blocks for my home construction. Please let me know of good references - manufacturers and labours.Requesting to all please provide the details of the brick manufactures to my email: pureaquaker@gmail.com /98472 46575

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      16. Hello friend,

        i felt interesting seeing valuable information about a cost effective house..i would like to know more about this as i am planning to build a new house.i have a plan of my future house,so just want to know how about the yearly maintanence or durability,safety etc...my email id is anand_12may@yahoo.com ..appreciate if u send me detail by mail with your address,so tht i can contact and proceed further..thanx alot..Anand,Thrissur

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      17. Hello friend,

        i felt interesting seeing valuable information about a cost effective house..i would like to know more about this as i am planning to build a new house.i have a plan of my future house,so just want to know how about the yearly maintanence or durability,safety etc...my email id is anand_12may@yahoo.com or anand.purple@gmail.com..appreciate if u send me detail by mail with your address,so tht i can contact and proceed further..thanx alot..Anand,Thrissur

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      18. I want to build a low cost house with interlock bricks, could someone tell me how much a 1000 sq ft house with 2 bedrooms,hall,kitchen is likely to cost. pls send any other details also.
        Suja
        sujakrishnasachindran@gmail.com

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      19. Hi sujakrishna,

        refer to your mail, its requries 4200-4500 Nos.

        ie. @4nos :1 sqft (it will vary)

        Regards,
        Bejoy

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      20. hi,
        its very valuable information , we have tried to get some interlock bricks from perumbavoor ,but all the dealers have stopped production there. is there any other place where we can get the bricks ? pls help. we are stuck

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      21. hi,
        its very valuable information , we have tried to get some interlock bricks from perumbavoor ,but all the dealers have stopped production there. is there any other place where we can get the bricks ? pls help. we are stuck.

        shyjujohn2005@gmail.com

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      22. I want to build a low cost house with interlock bricks,,,please send me the information about this to lintont777@gmail.com

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      23. Hi
        I am planning to build a new home and am interested in using interlocking bricks for it. I would like to know how durable it is and is there any requirement for specially skilled labor for the purpose of construction. Please do mail me your valuable suggestions to josephbejoyb@gmail.com

        ThankYou
        Bejoy

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      24. Hi
        I am planning to build a new home and am interested in using interlocking bricks for it. I would like to know how durable it is and what is the rate of this.Is there any requirement for specially skilled labor for the purpose of construction. Please do mail me your valuable suggestions to reyas.druke@gmail.com

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      25. I want to contact the suppliers for possible distribution in Trivandrum. Please give contact details.
        Vinod.SS
        9961347204
        Email-nimmypala84@gmail.com

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      26. helo
        really this is valuable for people..
        but i doubt if these information can get deep into them,..
        and the availability of interlocking bricks also is a problem./

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      27. Hi
        Im willing to construct a home with interlock bricks to reduce expense and for the brick advantages like cool.can u help me to get the details and whome I can contact in kerala malapuram dist regarding this subject.if anybody knows pls forward to 'karimtkd@gmail.com'

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      28. want to contact the suppliers for possible distribution in Gurgaon haryana. Please give contact details.

        Maya Shyam
        08802285446

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      29. want to contact the suppliers for possible distribution in Gurgaon haryana. Please give contact details.

        Maya Shyam
        08802285446

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      30. Krishna,(Attingal,TVM)
        I am planning to use interlock blocks for the construction of my home. Please let me know of good manufactures who will built this type of houses.
        Thank you

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      31. Dear Friend,
        I am planning to construct a house in calicut. i am intrested in interloking bricks method of construction, pls give me the details of brick manufacture and experienced workers in calicut area. my email id is mk.abijith@gmail.com and mobile no is 9697923907 & 9605628456

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      32. I am planning to construct a house in calicut using interblcok bricks.
        please give me your valuable instruction and details of bricks manufactures and experienced workers in calicut area. pls contact me on:
        mk.abijith@gmail.com
        9697923907
        9605628456

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      33. I am planning to build a house withn interlock brick.pls mail me the details

        firozkhan

        firozikm@gmail.com

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      34. please give complete details about *quality l*load bearing *how to use wet area *about things pre-construction *painting *hw incres duration

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      35. I wish to build a house with interlocking bricks. Requesting to provide details of experienced builders who have using the bricks.
        e-mail
        johnson1965in@gmail.com
        Ph:9446918036
        Johnson

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      36. i would like to distribute it in Trivandrum/ Kollam districts... what are the procedures... and costs

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      37. Please sent me manufactarous address at Alappuzha or nearby district by emmail kremesan@gmail.com

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      38. Please sent me maufactarous address at Alappuzha or nearby districts by email kremesan@gmail.com

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      39. PLease give me the contact details of the distributors near kochi and munnar. Geogy mobile 9061117411, 9846255500

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      40. I am planing to use interlock brick for my house.Please let me know good references of manufactures/suppliers in Malappuram or near districts and labour etc...

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      41. I am very much keen to learn about this newmethod in building field. thank u for valuble information. is it suitable for 2 storey building?. also please mail me the cost of one brick and mason charges for 1 sq,feet. could u provide details of brick manufactures in Kottayam town and nearby places.

        Sanil
        mail: sanfiles09@gmail.com

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      42. hai
        i am praveen from Malappuram. presently working in Maldives. i would like to construct a house by using Interlocking bricks. could i get more information about it.where the material plant in Malappuram. any specialist workers?? i am planing to built upstair also is it possible??? what are the precuation i have to take???
        hope for your favorable replay
        pullikuthpraveen@gmail.com
        praveen
        pullikuth
        Malappuram

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      43. Hai
        i am praveen from Malappuram. presently working in Maldives. i am planing to built a home by using Interlocking bricks. could i get more information about it. i am planing to built double story is it possible with it. is there any specialoist workers for the work. where is the making plant in Malappuram.
        hope for a favorable replay.
        pullikuthpraveen@gmail.com
        praveen
        pullikuth
        Malappuram

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      44. Dear I need the suppliers details in Thrissur. My contact number is 9349154441 I am planning for a 2300 sq feet house

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      45. I am planning to use interlock blocks for my home construction. Please let me know of good references - manufacturers and labours near to calicut or malappuram..
        DEEPA : 9895353540
        deepaapillai:gmail.com

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      46. I wanted to get the interlock biulders in trivandrum

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      47. I am a military man and want to construct a 1500 sq ft house using interlocking technology. Please email me the details and the names of suppliers in Kottarakara. My email id is 746764@gmail.com

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      48. i am planning to build a 3500 sq ft house in kerala.i would like to know the price comparison of interlock bricks/normal bricks/concrete bricks.is there anybody in kottayam who supplies interlock bricks?
        k.c.chandy
        chandyc@ymail.com
        09176561574

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      49. Hi,

        I am planning to build a house with interlock bricks , can anybody help me out with the suppliers in kottayam

        Please contact 9995204111
        or via mail , george.rbs@gmail.com

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      50. I would like to know about the interlock brick suppliers near Ankamali, ernakulam
        and Cherpu Thrissur district.
        Can any one help?

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      51. I am planning to construct a house in Bangalore. Can you please provide your Bangalore distributor address/phone No. Or can you directly supply interlocking bricks to Bangalore?
        Expecting your positive reply
        Thanks & regards,
        Ashok Hegde
        ashok_hegde@hotmail.com

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      52. dear keralaarchitect.com,
        we are planning a home with interlock bricks in thrissur, kindly provide us with the manufacturers of interlock bricks in thrissur, ernakulam,malappuram and palakkad
        regds
        smitha

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      53. I want to contact the suppliers for possible distribution in Malappuram. Please give contact details.
        Shibu Kizhakkathu Parambil
        shibuedm@gmail.com

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      54. Impressed, I am constructing a 2000 sq feet house at Ooty. Could you let me know which is the closest place to
        get Laterite bricks. Kindly message or mail me Suppliers contact. Shanmugam avmks@ rediffmail.com

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      55. Dear All,

        We are planning to produce INTER LOCKING BLOCKS at NILAMBUR ( MALAPPURAM DIST)
        at reasonable price.

        Pls contact me on 980 976 2428 or mail me in ashik.jaleel@gmail.com

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      56. I am planning to construct a house in TamilNadu Near Trichy using interblcok bricks.
        please give me your valuable instruction and how to purchase and delivery to tamilnadu or any dealer with tamilnadu pls advise, i am waiting your reply thanks pls contact me on:safiullah@dewa.gov.ae safisameera@gmail.com, mob: 00971506996796

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      57. I want to contact the manufaturs /suppliers for possible distribution in cherplassery-palakkad(dt). Please give contact details
        my mail id:babupnair@gmail.com

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      58. Dear keralaarchitect.com,
        we are planning a home with interlock bricks in thrissur, kindly provide us with the manufacturers of interlock bricks in thrissur
        regds
        Sajeeve

        sajeevkmr@yahoo.com

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      59. dear keralaarchitect.com,
        we are planning a home with interlock bricks in thrissur, kindly provide us with the manufacturers of interlock bricks in thrissur.
        regds
        sajeeve

        sajeevkmr@yahoo.com

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      60. hi ,
        i am from kannur. I am planning a small cost effective house. Can u please provide me your contact details in my mail id sushilblaze@gmail.com. Mob:+91 9946345345

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      62. Hi
        I'm from Panoor near to Thalasser Kannur district. My 2468 Sqf house basement work almost finish now and I'm thinking to construct the wall with interlock bricks but I don't have any idea where it will get near to our place can you able to advice.
        please note my email Id rajirp@gmail.com

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      63. Please post your comment on the Facebook Group HouseInKerala to get the advice of Home Builders in Kerala> http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/houseinkerala/

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      64. i want to construct interlock house of about 1100 sq ft [2 storied b'coz of only i have 3.150 cent with me] i want to know about the distributor in kollam & sq ft rate in constructing it. Email id: anil.khader@gmail.com

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      65. i want to construct interlock house of about 1100 sq ft [2 storied b'coz of only i have 3.150 cent with me] i want to know about the distributor in kollam & sq ft rate in constructing it. Email id: anil.khader@gmail.com

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      66. I want to contact the suppliers for possible distribution in KOLLAM. Please give contact details.

        BY
        SANTHOSH KUMAR.S
        santhoskumar18@gmail.com

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      67. I am building a house with framed structure. I wish to know whether interlock bricks could be used in framed structure

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