Basalt: A Naturally Sustainable Brick

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Mt Tongariro, an active Stratavolcano made from Andesite; a close relative to Basalt

Know your Andesite from your Basalt? We can help!

Basalt Bricks, can help you determine the extent of rock outcropping on your land. We can arrange for geological inspection to inform you as to the types of rocks or stone and provide a detailed methodology in the case you are wanting to process your stone and add further value to our sustainable global supply chain.

With our #naturallysustainable masonry cladding system, the benefits are endless. An endless supply, combined with clean manufacturing processes that eliminate the need for baking and curing, Nature provides us with a superior product that removes the need for concrete block and clay brick masonry.

Basalt, the foundation stone of the universe.

Basalt Bricks for Fire Rated Buildings

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Due to the Aluminium Oxide content, Basalt makes for an excellent natural fire resistant brick cladding for any structure; irrespective of the shape or size. Our Standard Bricks are also available in a minimum thickness of 70mm as determined by most international Building Standards for the minimum thickness of Masonry (Stone) cladding.

Made from the fires of the Universe, Basalt melts at temperatures over 1400ºC and is one of the most dominant rock types on Earth and many of the planets in our known Solar System.

Build for an Eternity, Build with Basalt.

Basalt Bricks made from Victorian Olivine Basalt: Golden Bluestone, A Touch of Class

 

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Building with Victorian Olivine Basalt Bricks will help to seperate your residential or commercial building project simply through its colour and durability.

Our bricks are made from natural stone and feature three different shades of blue, green and grey. Featured above is the Golden Bluestone, which exhibits neutral grey and olive tones due to the presence of the mineral Olivine.

As our stones are laid by traditional lime mortar with the addition of our proprietary blend of natural basalt and sand, your low carbon green project will also perform exceptionally under bushfire conditions. With the addition of basalt into the already cement-free mortar, this inherently increases the fire resistivity of the mortar in conjunction with the added flexibility of our traditional lime-mortar mix.

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Basalt Brick in one hand and a trowel in the other

And with the added bonus of this mortar design, the lime content bonds and flexes with the masonry matrix; making it highly durable and efficient in movement. This effect minimises cracking of the mortar and reduces  damage to the individual masonry unit over time.

Time-tested methods that rules supreme over modern, time-driven efficiencies.

Contact basaltbricks.com to discuss our installation method. We will be happy to share the knowledge of yesteryears Stonemasons with modern Bricklayers.