|Conventional bricks||PRIME (AAC) Blocks||What it means|
|Heavy||Light-weight. They are only 1/3 density of clay bricks||a) The light-weight and high structural integrity of the blocks lessens the usage of steel and reduces the cost of construction.
b) The light-weight facilitates easy movement of blocks around the site and shifting to higher levels.
|The normal size is 220 mm x 100mm x 75 mm||Much bigger in size. The standard sizes are
600 mm x 200 mm x 75 mm
600 mm x 200 mm x 100 mm
600 mm x 200 mm x 150 mm
600 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm
600 mm x 200 mm x 225 mm
|a) The bigger size makes their placement easy. Since there will be less number of joints there will be saving in cost of plastering and labour hours.
b) Projects can be completed faster. Faster completion time and less labour, result in substantial saving in the cost of the project.
|Not workable||They can be cut, shaped, chiseled, drilled with normal carpentry tools||a) You can obtain desired patterns and shapes.
b) Ducting for cabling and plumbing can be done with ease, speed and finesse.
|Vulnerable to vagaries of weather||Highly durable||Not vulnerable to water/rains. Unaffected by harsh climatic conditions. Strong for generations to come.|
|Susceptible to seepage||No seepage because of special process of manufacture||a) Clean and hygienic and thus healthy interiors.
b) Saves the bother of frequent repainting and consequent expenditure.
|Wastage is as high as 10%||Nil to 1% because the blocks are precisely machine cut No wastage.||No wastage.|