If the road we’re delivering too is extremely narrow or has access restrictions in place, there may be issues with delivery of your bricks. The same goes if your street has a dead end or anything else that makes it difficult for a larger vehicle to navigate or carry out a safe turn in the road. Talk to our transport department when booking your delivery and we’ll take care of the rest.
A standard UK brick you’ll find in a house is 215mm by 102.5mm wide, and 65mm high. But remember, pre-war bricks are 73mm high!
Bricks are different sizes because they are made for different buildings and purposes.
Most bricks are made of clay or concrete; however some are made of sand lime and other materials.
Generally speaking, concrete bricks are denser than clay bricks and have lower water absorption. Concrete also absorbs more heat than clay when it comes to brick material.
500 bricks, which would be about a pallet’s worth, weighs around 1.5 – 1.7 tons, with each brick weighing around 2.5kg each.
Engineering bricks are stronger than clay bricks and have lower water porosity and acid resistance. That’s why they’re used for damp proof courses and other civil engineering projects such as manholes, sewers, and ground-works.
That depends! Some bricks are not handmade, and rely on machinery to compact the clay into a mould, whilst others are still made in the original method by hand. Talk to us if you’re interested in exploring where to find them from.
Pretty much! You’ll be hard pressed to find a brick we can’t get an exact match for, or something so close you won’t be able to tell the difference. Challenge our experts to test our knowledge and ability to find the perfect brick today.
Nope! You just need to send us a couple of good quality photos. One from close up and one from slightly further away, and we’ll be able to help you with brick matching and sourcing.
If the brick isn’t made anymore, then not to worry! Our brick matching experts can find alternatives to match almost any brick to something indistinguishable.
This comes down to the minerals used and how the bricks are fired when they’re made. Brick’s absorption of oxygen gives them their colour, and iron oxide is very prominent when it comes to clay brick making, which is why most of them are a red colour.
Clay brick walls can last for hundreds of years, and they should last at least one hundred years. However, it’s been known for some bricks to last well over 500 years!
Manufacturing standards now mean that both fired clay bricks and concrete bricks should not lose their colour. Sometimes dirt and soot can cause discolouration of clay bricks, but these can be cleaned to restore their natural colour.
Probably not! Bricks have a maximum water absorption (you can find this on their Declaration of product (DOP) certificate). If any bricks were to be randomly removed from the outer wall and left in a dry location, they would be completely dry within a few hours.
Yep, if there’s no major damage within the brick then it’s frost-resistant, which is why they’re used to build homes.
Yes, but not 100% waterproof. Penetrating damp can affect any home or wall, resulting in internal damage and black mold.
Yes, bricks are made in a fire kiln and therefore have a very high fire-resistance rating.