Brick is one of the most important building material elements in building a house. But did you know that each type of brick has a different function, you know. So, before building your dream home, let’s look at the following article first so you don’t choose the wrong type of brick!

Red Bricks

Maybe almost all of you are familiar with this type. This brick is indeed the most commonly used to build houses. Red brick itself is made of special clay that is molded and then burned at high temperatures.

This brick has several advantages. These advantages include being more sturdy, able to withstand heat, not easy to crack, can withstand water seepage, and are more environmentally friendly considering that they are made of materials that can be recycled.

However, of course this brick also has its drawbacks. Its small size makes you have to need more red bricks so it costs more. In addition, this type of stone also requires more adhesive material. Red bricks are also not suitable for use in a two-story house because they have a fairly heavy load.


Different from red brick, this type is made from a mixture of coarse sand and cement that is molded or pressed. The size is also larger than red bricks so that installation can be easier and faster. In addition, other advantages of brick are that it is not easy to leak, waterproof, and soundproof because it has a higher density. For those of you who want to have a building with more than two floors, brick blocks are perfect because they are lighter in weight.

However, brick also has some drawbacks. Among them, such as being more prone to cracking, feeling hot because it has the property of storing heat, and also less sturdy when compared to red brick.

Hebel Bricks

Hebel brick or commonly called light brick is a lighter type of brick, as the name implies. This type of brick is made from a mixture of sand, cement, chemical foam, gypsum, lime, aluminum paste, and water. The printing process is also carried out at the factory so that the shape of this brick is neater.

The advantages and disadvantages of this brick are actually almost the same as other types. The advantages include having a fairly good resistance, waterproof, fire resistant, soundproof, easier to drill or cut so that the installation process is easy and also the installation process is faster.

However, the drawback is that it requires special adhesives and experienced installers, and is also more difficult to find. Hebel bricks are also usually only available at large building stores or distributors who provide them. The price also tends to be more expensive, Ruppers.

Perforated Bricks


As the name suggests, this type of brick does have a hole in the middle and is available in various shapes. That is like a beam, circular, and transverse.

Because it is classified as a lightweight brick, this type of brick is also suitable for use in high-rise buildings. But to install it, you need a little clay mixture, yes.

Custom Bricks (Purpose Made)

This brick is a brick made for special use. The shape also varies depending on your needs. In general, this type of brick is used to help install door and window frames.

Generally, custom bricks are made from a mixture of sand and clay. But there are also those who mix other chemicals for specific purposes. And, the price of these bricks is usually much more expensive because they are not easy to obtain.