What is Frontiss Brick?

Frontiss Brick is a self-ventilated facing brick, which has a built-sheet outer shadow. This self-ventilated facing brick solution allows to obtain the combined result of the properties of a conventional brick facade and a ventilated facade, but their benefits as facing brick or ventilated facade is not adversely affected by resolved both solutions together.

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Ártico

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Navarra

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Otero

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Escorial

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Lanzarote

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Orotava

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Levante

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Oporto

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Asturias

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Bilbao

Two different areas

Frontiss Brick design, is specially designed to be easily identifiable in each of the two following specialized areas:

  1. An area with common design of a conventional facing brick, whose function will be appropriate to this type of bricks that will be located towards the interior of the wall.
  2. A second area, located to the outside of the wall, composed of air chambers that will allow air circulation and renewal through them.

Its design allows easy extraction of the universal basic part by cutting smaller pieces that serve to provide a solution for so many joints and specially for corner joints. These special pieces will always incorporate an external air chamber.

Functionality of the facade

Due to its special design, Frontiss Brick has an autonomous ventilation system. Like any other ventilated facade, has a hygrothermic function, working in two directions:

  1. Releases the stored heat by exposure to direct sunlight.
  2. Reduces thermal shock on the front, avoiding the humidity saturation and producing a drying effect.

With Frontiss Brick air circulates from the bottom to up through the pall, and also flows through the joints between bricks scattered all over facade, improving the ability to ventilate. Undoubtedly, the ability to renew the air under the shade leaf is higher than in any other system, and precisely the aim of all ventilated chamber is to provide the best ventilation.

Advantages when it is used as a facing brick

  • Allow a greater support on wrought.
  • At works with air chambers is always possible to anticipate or to adhere insulation directly to the brick on inside face.
  • Installation is simplified by not requiring review the mortar wound.
  • The cleaning of the facade when the work is finished is almost unnecessary.
  • Restricts the need to use waterproof mortars.
  • No risk of moisture transmission.
  • It reduces the appearance of posible mortar efflorescence on the facade.
  • The lower level of moisture in front reduces the likelihood of ice fissures.

Advantages when it is used as a ventilated facade

  • A ventilated facade solution which no needs to be anchored with complex structures, simplifying the implementation process.
  • Its installation does not require skilled labour.
  • It is a ventilated ceramic facade, facing brick format, maintenance and guaranteed delivery over time.
  • Requires less space and volume than any other solutions ventilated facade.
  • Needs a single building material to complete his dual role as brick and ventilated facade.

Dimensions

Boot on low wall recessed

Frontiss Brick works like a conventional brickwork. The layout, the use of rule, the cuts, the mortar application, the execution times, meetings, etc., are common to those made with any brickwork, allowing the air intake boot with setback of the first rows of brick.

Horizontal joint

The horizontal joint is applied just like a traditional brickwork, in compliance with air chambers. With Frontiss Bricks restricts the need to use waterproof mortars so the moisture in the front and any efflorescence are definitively resolved.

Installation on the structure

Given their similar features with facing brick, the Frontiss Brick installation can be done as same way as a conventional brick, relying on building structure.

Installation on the pass front

Frontiss Brick can be placed outside the structure. Given the high compressive strength is achieved in the stoneware bricks, the factory can pay its own vertical loads to a height of seven floors in most cases and needs only one armed ensure horizontal stability. With the installation on the pass front, are able to eliminate completely any thermal bridge between the facade and structure, also getting a ventilated facade with brickwork that forms the structure.

Windows

Windows are built as conventional facing brickwork, with the detail that needs to cover the brick blight with mortar, except the ventilated chamber.

Corners

The lace in the corners do not concern troubles. The brick base can be cut so that we get a square-shaped piece, allowing the fully cover of its position in the corner.

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Frontiss Brick Presentation

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