Garden furniture

Refractory bricks


Those who decide to make a barbecue on their own must also know the characteristics of the material that must be used. It is not possible to use classic bricks for this specific function, as they would not prove to be quite resistant to high temperatures. The refractory brick, on the other hand, has characteristics that make it specific for use in this sector.


There are basically two types of brick: red brick and yellow brick. The red brick is certainly the most common, resistant up to 1000 degrees centigrade, while the yellow or white resists even up to 1300 degrees centigrade. They differ from the normal brick because their grain is very fine and compact, thanks to the type of processing to which they are subjected, they are rather smooth and with a pleasant aesthetic appearance. To make a barbecue, and then place them one on top of the other, it is not advisable to use classic cement but it is preferable to use a specific mortar that will certainly prove to be more resistant than cement, which would not resist thermal shock when in contact with these very high temperatures . Before being used i refractory bricks they must be wet for a long time. These are specific tips that the dealer will be able to give. Particular attention must be paid to the joints that must be filled perfectly.


Only after having arranged all the bricks, it is possible to clean them with water. Sometimes a solution with muriatic acid is used, which is then rinsed. It is always advisable to wait a couple of days before use and to avoid ignition at too high temperatures before the bricks are stabilized. As mentioned earlier, this type of brick is also used for the construction of chimneys.

How to proceed with the purchase

Before proceeding with the purchase and therefore deciding on the required quantity of refractory bricks, it is important to create a scheme for the project to build the barbecue. In fact, only by defining the size can we know the exact number of the refractory bricks to buy. The refractory brick, in addition to being used for the construction of a masonry barbecue, is also suitable for making a "fortune" barbecue, that is to light the charcoal or wood directly on the ground, placing two bricks at the ends of this space. will be used to place the grill on it. Those who love this particular type of barbecue, always keeping a couple of bricks with them, can quickly light a fire and enjoy a great barbecue.

Aesthetic aspect

The specific characteristics of the refractory brick concern both their shape and their size, to allow the customer to choose the model that is best suited to their realization. Depending also on the different grain, the refractory brick will have a different appearance that does not affect the quality of the brick, but only on the aesthetic aspect. As has been emphasized above, it must always be remembered that, given that these are particular bricks, they require specific mortars and cannot be bonded with cement like any other brick. Moreover, in addition to the characteristic of high resistance to temperatures, it is also used for outdoor use so it is strongly subjected to temperature changes that do not in any way affect its quality. Cleaning the refractory brick is quite simple, it only takes water to get it back to its original state. It guarantees an unlimited duration over time, moreover its appearance remains more or less unchanged.

The cost

The cost of refractory bricks is quite accessible, those who decide to build a barbecue in this way must also be aware of any difficulties they may encounter in the construction, because it is not just a matter of cementing bricks. The satisfaction of inviting friends to dinner and preparing a tasty barbecue on a self-made barbecue will certainly be great, to arouse the curiosity of the guests themselves. Every aspect of the barbecue will be customizable, from the external coating to the shelves to have a practical table top.

Refractory bricks: barbecue: how to use refractory bricks

The refractory bricks are widely used in the realization of many garden furniture but also indoors especially for their functional characteristic, the refractory material, which makes them resistant to thermal shocks even at temperatures exceeding a thousand degrees ...
This characteristic derives from the physical composition of the refractory bricks: completely made with clay to which large percentages of aluminum and silica are added, to make them refractory and also physically resistant to high temperatures.
This means that not only do they not react but they do not deform at high temperatures.
The refractory bricks are therefore used to make ovens, barbecues, fireplaces, chimneys, stoves or boilers.