Firebricks are manufactured in ways similar to ordinary masonry bricks but they are fired at higher temperatures until partial vitrification has occurred. They are more dense, which makes them more resistant to abrasion, they have have a lower thermal conductivity, absorbing heat but not transferring it to surrounding materials and a high thermal mass, enabling them to retain heat which radiates back after the heat source as been extinguished, in an oven or masonry stove, for example. Our firebricks are commonly used in domestic and commercial applications.
Different names - same product
Firebricks are known by various names including fire-clay, chamotte, refractory and fireplace bricks. They are made from clays which contain a high level of silica and alumina with traces of iron and manganese. Firebricks are graded according to the alumina content, which can range from 18% up to 90%. As the percentage of alumina increases, so the bricks have a higher density and can withstand higher temperatures. The correct grade of firebrick is determined by the temperatures required for each particular application.
Examples of application:
- brick pizza ovens
White Fire BricksWhite Fire Bricks are decorative bricks with a smooth surface. Perfect for indoor and outdoor pizza ovens, fireplaces and barbeques. Available in different sizes and types. Rates to 1200oC.
Black Fire BricksBlack Fire Bricks are decorative heat-proof fire bricks with a smooth surface. For use in both indoor and outdoor applications e.g. in pizza and bread ovens, etc. Resistant to 1200oC. Available in different sizes and types.
Vitcas® Fire Bricks Replacement PackVitcas® Fireproof Bricks are made of high temperature dense clay. Applications in fireplaces, stoves, barbecues and pizza ovens in the garden. 1300oC resistance.
Coloured firebricksColoured, decorative fire bricks have a smooth surface making it ideal for use in indoor and outdoor wood fired bread and pizza ovens, barbeques and fireplaces.
Rated to 1200oC.