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What's The Best, Strongest, Long Lasting Building Material To Use? by MMElliot: 11:53am On Apr 04, 2020
When building a house what's the best type of block or brick to use?

I've lived in a house where I could literally pull out a nail from the wall with my hand (other houses in that estate fell during heavy rain), and in another where only multiple hits with a hammer on a concrete nail would enter the wall. I don't know anything about blocks and bricks, but plan on building on a land and would like strong materials only, also I heard red bricks are strong and keep the home cool during hot weather seasons. Any other cooler and stronger materials? I currently live in a house with red bricks on the outside, but I believe the interior is cement - normal wall nailing and some corners at the ground, between tile and door frames do break down into sand, but it's nothing near cool during this hot period.
Re: What's The Best, Strongest, Long Lasting Building Material To Use? by Obafisenco(m): 12:00pm On Apr 04, 2020
Well as a builder I usually advice my clients to mould blocks by themself when building.
Becos the ones been sell by block makers are usually moulded at 45-50 pics per bags, instead of the standard 30-35 per bags. So that's one of the reasons while blocks are easily broken wen u hit hammer or just a punch self
Re: What's The Best, Strongest, Long Lasting Building Material To Use? by MMElliot: 12:05pm On Apr 04, 2020
Obafisenco:
Well as a builder I usually advice my clients to mould blocks by themself when building.
Becos the ones been sell by block makers are usually moulded at 45-50 pics per bags, instead of the standard 30-35 per bags. So that's one of the reasons while blocks are easily broken wen u hit hammer or just a punch self

Okay. So that's cement management, molding thick blocks. What are your thoughts on red/fired bricks? Also on fireproof?
Re: What's The Best, Strongest, Long Lasting Building Material To Use? by Moask: 9:32am On Apr 05, 2020
Good day, as a building contractor i will advice to use cement and mould yr blocks yrself instead of buying the 50-60 per bag from those that sell as that is one reason most of the buildings now are very weak ,

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