What are air bricks used for?

Air bricks can be used to reduce condensation and prevent expensive damage to your home.

Generally, air bricks look like your standard building brick, but with holes in the side.

Air bricks are built into a building’s structure to help to create airflow and ventilate the property. They are commonly found underneath suspended ground-level timber floors.

Air bricks for suspended timber floors

Suspended timber floors have a void underneath them where warm and humid air can become trapped.

Without adequate ventilation, these warm and humid conditions can cause condensation, damp, a musty smell, dry or wet rot, and even serious structural damage to the property.

To prevent these problems, air bricks are installed in the outside wall to improve airflow and ventilation under the suspended floor.

The air bricks should be above ground level, but under the internal timber floor.

For air bricks to work effectively they need to be kept clear of dirt and debris.

Different types of air brick

Air bricks come in a variety of materials including clay, cast iron and plastic. Generally, the material you choose comes down to personal preference, they all function in the same way.

Telescopic air brick

Telescopic air bricks, sometimes called periscope air bricks, are used in properties where the ground level has been built up so that the internal floor is lower than the outside ground level.

Air bricks for cavity walls

If a property has cavity walls, then standard air bricks can be built into the outer walls and then a sleeve is installed inside the cavity wall through which the airflow can travel.

If you require air bricks for your next building or renovation project, why not buy reclaimed? See what air bricks we have in stock here at Beeston Reclamation on our website or give our team a call on 01829 260 299.