|Wirecut Facing Bricks are made by extrusion of a continuous column of clay which, as the name implies, is cut by the wire but not before the column has been textured. They are suitable for almost every type of application and are available in a wide range of colours and textures. The highly automated production process makes wirecuts relatively inexpensive compared to some other types of brick|
|Handmade Bricks are literally made by hand by skilled craftsmen throwing clay into moulds. Each brick is unique and they have a pleasing and distinctive appearance with a creased face (known as a smile) as well as longstanding durability - many of our most admired historic buildings were built with handmade bricks. They are very much the thing for prestige housing projects. The labour intensive production process puts handmades at the top end of the price scale but they are most certainly an investment that will appreciate.|
Bricks are a traditional type of brick with a slightly irregular
shape made by using a mechanised moulding process known as soft mud moulding.
A wide range of colours is available. In price, as well as style, stock
bricks fall between the wirecuts and the handmades.
This type of brick is currently one of the most popular.
|Fletton Bricks, or Londons are only manufactured by Hanson Brick. They are made from deposits of Oxford clay. They are available in a wide range of colours and textures, and are particularly popular for matching existing brickwork.|
|Engineering Bricks are used for their performance characteristics rather than their appearance and are most suited for groundworks, manholes and sewers, retaining walls and other situations where strength and resistance to frost attack and water are the most important factor.|
|Re-Pressed Bricks are wirecut bricks which are re-pressed to create a solid brick with very precise size tolerances and distinctive surface texture. Known as the 'Jacobean', this is a high quality product that can be used effectively in housing.|
|Special Shapes and standard purpose made shapes are made to enable flexible design and the means to execute any imaginative design detail or decorative element. In addition, their use adds a high quality finish to brickwork, can provide extra durability and protection to vulnerable areas and can save time on-site by overcoming extensive hand cutting.|
Pavers: Available in a rich selection of natural, non-fade colours
that cannot be recreated with any other type of paving
They withstand freezing with no loss of shape, strength or colour, combining an attractive appearance with excellent surface drainage, skid resistance and load bearing characteristics. Suitable for a wide range of internal and external applications, clay pavers display excellent durability and have proved themselves over many years in a wide range of applications.