What is a Pre War Common brick?
Typically used for housing construction in the Victorian period, pre war wirecut bricks were first popular in North West England. A Pre War Common brick is a brick that is part of the pre-war (1900-1945) build. They are called “Common” because they were a popular choice back at the time, and were used as much as possible.
These distinctive bricks are now very popular across Cheshire, the Midlands and the North. As well as strong and durable, pre-war common bricks are suitable for most masonry situations and general purpose brickwork.
Hydraulically pressed to remove any shape imperfections, these pressed pre-war bricks display deep reds, oranges and the distinguished dark ‘overburns’ created in the firing process. It’s a manufacturing technique that provides a natural weathered texture and appearance, and adds character for a reclaimed look. These bricks are designed to match older properties and are fully weather resistant.