Despite increasing number of constructions in the country, local brick makers are not able to fully capture the market. Interlocking cement earth block and Bhutan concrete bricks are among a few brick manufacturers in the market.
Some of the construction owners said they have been advised by the manufacturers not to use the locally manufactured bricks for the construction of high buildings. “It is not as durable; we have been told. They told us that the local bricks can be used only for the construction of bungalow or a cottage,” said one of the construction owners.