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Engineering Brick Companies in the UK

  • All About Bricks
    All About Bricks is one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of high quality clay facing bricks. Drawn from across Europe our largely exclusive range includes a wide variety of handmade, stock, slop moulded and wire cut facing bricks. We can also provide purpose made special shaped bricks, cut & bonded specials, as well as brick matching and our new, unique ClickBrick mortarless brick system.
  • BrickSmith
    BrickSmith is the online brick selection service from leading independent merchant EH Smith - one of the UK's largest suppliers of bricks and masonry.
  • James and Taylor
    Our product portfolio embraces terracotta in its myriad of forms and types, brickwork, natural and cast stone, masonry, metal cladding systems and a whole range of other natural cladding materials, many of which are unique to us.

Where to buy engineering bricks

  • Colinwell Concrete Limited - 37 Colinglen Road, Dunmurry, Belfast, County Antrim, BT17 OLP, 028 90 618145
  • Ibstock Brick Ltd - Leicester Road, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6HS, 01530 261 999

If i am building traditional cavity work ie brick outer skin 100mm cavity, 140mm 15n concrete block inner skin, do i need to install padstone for the steel beams or are the 15n blocks sufficent?


They may be, but this is really a job specific question.

In essence they need to be adequate for the given situation. The only people that can give you an answer on this would be the structural engineer who gave you the original beam calculations or your Local Authority Building Control Officer. I would strongly advise you to consult with both.

Kind Regards,

Debbie Prince - The Construction Centre.

I am renovating an old Cheshire brick house , with 9 inch walls, some interior walls will have to be made good or rebuilt. I am thinking about using a 73mm solid engineering brick because in has low moisture absorbsion, probably seconds as it will be plaster boarded and skimmed . Can you make any suggestions if you think my choice is wrong.


I cannot see anything obviously wrong with your choice. However, there is a great deal of information about choice of brick on the web sites of the companies featured above and you may be missing out on an even better solution. I would suggest you try and ask Hanson on 0330 123 1017 or the technical team at Ibstock on 0844 800 4575.

Kind regards

Debbie Prince- The Construction Centre

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