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  • The York Handmade Brick Co Ltd are a long established brick maker who have won awards such as the Supreme Brick Award, Craftsmanship Award & Public...

  • Ibstock manufacture clay brick products.

  • Forterra are a UK supplier of heavy building materials with a product range comprising of clay bricks, Thermalite blocks, aggregate blocks, Red Bank chimney,...

  • A family owned brick and tile business with an 80 year old commitment to quality and personal service. All our products are hand thrown by local craftsmen...

  • Designers and producers of distinctive, clamp fired, multi-coloured stock facing bricks and pavers.

  • Supplies building products as well as kitchen and home improvement products.

  • One of the UK's leading brick company's that includes names such as Blockleys, Charnwood, Duntons and Taperell Taylor.

  • Vande Moortel is a major manufacturer of bricks and clay pavers

  • BEA Clay Products offers a comprehensive range of high quality facing bricks & pavers. Our five ranges offer something for all sectors : fine handmade,...

  • Traditional Brick & Stone is a privately owned independent company with a commitment to providing our customers a quality product and an excellent service.

  • Manufacturers and suppliers of architectural masonry and bricks.

  • Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC is a business with five leading market brands: Blockleys, Charnwood, Freshfield Lane, Michelmersh and Hathern Terra Cotta,...

Making the Right Choice

Bricks have been used as building materials for thousands of years, initially formed from blocks of mud left to dry in the sun. It was soon found that kiln fired bricks were more reliable and resistant to all sorts of weather. The Romans introduced fired bricks to the whole of their Empire, using mobile kilns. They made a huge range of sizes and shape of bricks, most commonly round or square but oblong and triangular bricks were also used. Some were up to 3 Roman feet long.

Fashions have affected bricks’ fortunes over the years. Although brick walls were recognised as a less expensive and more durable alternative to stone, exposed brick was an unpopular look from about 1400 until the middle of the 18th century. The answer was to cover the brickwork with plaster. From then on, visible brick walls regained popularity.

Today, bricks are the most commonly used construction material other than wood. Good quality bricks are weather resistant and can tolerate acids, pollution and fire. Modern kilns can turn out bricks of all shapes and colours. Most are made from clay, with different manufacturing processes used to produce different characteristics.

Where to buy bricks

  • The York Handmade Brick Co Ltd - Forest Lane, Alne, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 1TU, 01347 838881
  • Ibstock Brick Ltd - Leicester Road, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6HS, 01530 261 999
  • Forterra - 5 Grange Park Court, Roman Way, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 5EA, 01604 707600
  • Coleford Brick & Tile - The Royal Forest of Dean Brickworks, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3JJ, 01594 822160
  • Freshfield Lane Brickworks - Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7HH, 01825 790350
  • Travis Perkins Trading Co Ltd - Lodge Way House, Lodge Way, Harlestone Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 7UG, 01604 752424
  • Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC - Hillview Road, Michelmersh, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0NN, 01794 368506
  • Vande Moortel UK - 21 Highfield Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 OLZ, 01202 855 773
  • BEA Building Products Limited - Cromwell House, Heath Road, Warboys, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2UW, 01487 825020
  • Traditional Brick & Stone - Crossley Stone House, Crossley Stone, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2DH, 01889 574466
  • Colinwell Concrete Limited - 37 Colinglen Road, Dunmurry, Belfast, County Antrim, BT17 OLP, 028 90 618145
  • Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC - Freshfield Lane, Danehill, West Sussex, RH17 7HH, 0844 931 0022
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