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2.3.10

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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      71 comments:

      Anu said...

      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

      Liju said...

      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

      Prasad said...

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

      Abhi said...

      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

      Ashok Kumar said...

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

      siji said...

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

      Marijan said...

      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

      anoop said...

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

      KeralaArchitect.com said...

      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.

      Ashok Kumar said...

      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

      ntshiju_skp said...

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

      ntshiju_skp said...

      hai could u give the manufactors contact no

      sunnyoga said...

      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 ?

      bejoy said...

      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

      Pure said...

      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

      Anand said...

      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

      Anand said...

      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

      Sujakrishna said...

      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

      bejoy said...

      Hi sujakrishna,

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

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

      Regards,
      Bejoy

      shyju john said...

      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

      shyju john said...

      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

      linto said...

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

      Joseph Bejoy said...

      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

      reyas said...

      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

      nimmy said...

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

      nejimon said...

      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./

      karim said...

      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'

      maya said...

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

      Maya Shyam
      08802285446

      maya said...

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

      Maya Shyam
      08802285446

      mini said...

      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

      Abijith said...

      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

      Abijith said...

      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

      firoz said...

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

      firozkhan

      firozikm@gmail.com

      niyas said...

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

      Johnson said...

      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

      baiju said...

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

      Remesan said...

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

      Remesan said...

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

      geogy said...

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

      Thadikkaran said...

      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...

      olessa.blogspot.com said...

      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

      pullikuthpraveen said...

      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

      pullikuthpraveen said...

      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

      ringingred said...

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

      vineeshkumar C.R said...

      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

      Johnson D' Cruz said...

      I wanted to get the interlock biulders in trivandrum

      Binoy said...

      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

      chandy said...

      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

      George said...

      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

      Swapna said...

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

      ashok said...

      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

      smitha said...

      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

      shibuedm said...

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

      avmks said...

      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

      ASHIK JALEEL said...

      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

      koffeewithsafi@gmail.com said...

      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

      Babupnair said...

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

      Sajtz said...

      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

      Sajtz said...

      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

      Sushil Blaze Dsouza said...

      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

      ACHINTHYA said...
      This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
      ACHINTHYA said...

      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

      KeralaArchitect.com said...

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

      Anil A K said...

      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

      Anil A K said...

      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

      santhosh kumar said...

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

      BY
      SANTHOSH KUMAR.S
      santhoskumar18@gmail.com

      Sreekumar B. said...

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

      Ajit Kumar said...

      i have completed about 10 projects using interlock bricks with modern out look which will give u feel of contemporary design with my own technology the cost has come to less than Rs 1000/ sqft with vitrified flooring and led lighting for details contact decorajit@gmail.com

      Anil Shetty said...

      We manufacture interlock soil blocks in kundapur in karnataka.any one interested please contact 09845209985
      Anil

      manu mohan said...

      can you pls mail the details about the distributors, i am from thrissur, kerala.
      manuhb48@gmail.com

      sowmya anil said...

      I am planing to use interlock blocks,build in maybe thrissur were is available the blocks.please send to me our mail all details .
      muttilanil2011@hotmail.com

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