At Himalayan Brick, we incorporate safety, durability, carbon footprint, economy, ergonomics, and overall aesthetics into every brick we manufacture.
Green Nepal, one brick at a time.
Himalayan Brick Pvt. Ltd., was founded in 2015 with a vision to provide a solution for earth-quake resistant and sustainable bricks. With the concerns of climate change, a mission to reduce pollution and help empower local communities in Nepal.
Himalayan Brick Pvt. Ltd. spent millions on its R&D department to research and establish a product that would revolutionaries the brick industry in Nepal. Inspired with Malaysian technology, Himalayan Brick Pvt. Ltd. has introduced an eco-friendly, earthquake resistant brick to motivate all new generation of construction project in Nepal.
The Cement-Stabilized Compressed Earth Brick (CSCEB) bricks are made from a precise ratio of dry organic subsoil, sand, cement, and water. The mix is compressed at a hydraulic press typically around 300 psi. The bricks are often used in construction since they can be assembled quickly and easily without the need for mortar or other adhesives. They are also known for their strength and durability, making them popular for building walls, pathways, and other structures.
These bricks can withstand harsh weather conditions, making them ideal for building structures that need to withstand high wind speeds, earthquakes, and other natural calamities. These bricks can also provide some degree of insulation due to their unique design. The interlocking feature of these bricks create an air gap between the bricks, which acts as a thermal barrier and reduces heat transfers.
Features of CSCEB
Cement compressed bricks that are resistant to shattering and breaking in an earthquake.
Non-fire bricks resulting in production process not requiring external heat.
Scientifically derived ratio of compressed subsoil, sand, cement, and water for strength.
x% cheaper than Fired Clay Bricks, saves y% in maintenance over the course of lifetime.
Compressed brick prevents transfer of heat & keeps build warm in winters & cool in summers.
No breaking required, the bricks are ready to use. No external plastering or paint required.
Easy to Build
Interlocking tongue and groove features make it easy to build, with no reshaping required.
Building requires no paint, plaster, or enamel externally as the brick retains color.
Environmental Benefits of CSCEB
Traditional Fired Clay Bricks (FCBs) are extensively used in Nepal despite their drawbacks, and they are more expensive and emit more greenhouse gases. Nepal's urban population has grown due to rural-to-urban migration, with 63% now residing in urban areas. The demand for construction materials has risen, and the number of brick factories has increased, particularly in metropolitan areas like Kathmandu, where built-up areas have increased significantly.
There are more than 429 legally registered brick kilns in Nepal, with 103 of them operating within Kathmandu Valley alone. These brick kilns collectively produce approximately 3.2 BILLION bricks per year.
Status of Brick Kilns in Nepal
Energy consumption of Brick Kilns in Nepal
Brick Kilns in Nepal consumed more than 10 million GigaJoules, equivalent to 28 million MWh of electric power, in 2022. This is enough to power more than 12 million average Nepali homes for more than a year. Almost 99.9999% of this energy came from fossil fuel, with coal leading the chart with an astronomical lead.
The health-related impact due to the manufacturing of the FCB bricks will be increased as urbanization increases with time. As urbanization increases demand of construction material including FCB increases. Currently, it becomes of the major source that is responsible for the degradation of the health of both human being and the environment. With time contribution of the FCB bricks in producing the CO2 and other pollutant emission from the kilns due to the burning of the fossil fuel in different types of kilns. Which in result, affect both health and environment.
In order to reduce or to mitigate the CO2 emission due to FCB production, other options from the fossil fuel must be used, however, alternative fossil fuel may not be feasible from economic perspective. Hence, the Cement Stabilized Compressive Earth Brick CSCEB will be a better alternative as construction material compared to the FCB as it has many advantages not limited to being cost effective, earthquake resistant, and provides better insulation.