One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A brick perforated with small holes for ventilation.
- ‘Fill gaps around pipes, but be careful not to block airbricks.’
- ‘More expensive alternatives were floodguards, for doors, windows and airbricks, or a portable metal wall to be built around homes when the water starts rising.’
- ‘Buy sandbags or floorboards to block doors and airbricks and remember to ensure there is adequate ventilation.’
- ‘Passive systems are less effective and, although they have no moving parts to wear out, may still go wrong: airbricks blocked by vegetation, for example.’
- ‘If your home is particularly ‘airtight’, with double glazing and draught proofing, you might need an air vent or airbrick in an exterior wall.’
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