Tips and Advice
Discover informative articles as we explore the benefits of bricks.
Including the different types of bricks, their ease of use, cost-effective nature, and the lasting durability for your construction needs.
Frog up or Frog down when laying bricks
A frog can make all the difference when it comes to bricklaying. Learn whether you should use a frog up or a frog down to lay your bricks perfectly every time.
How Brick Durability Ratings are Determined & Why It Matters
Find out how a brick’s durability rating is determined. This will help you know more about the quality of bricks you need for your project’s exact design and specification.
Clay Brick or Concrete Brick: How Do They Compare?
Wondering whether to choose clay or concrete bricks for your next construction project? Check out our comparison of the two materials to help you make a decision.
Brick Imports Rising in The UK As Brick Supplies Struggle
UK brick imports are on the rise, as construction firms struggle to find brick supplies. With domestic brick makers unable to satisfy the nation’s ever-increasing demands, the UK is relying on imported bricks to keep the country building.
Pre War Common Brick – Now In Stock
Looking for pre war common brick? Chances are, you’ve been looking for a while – there’s very little pre war common brick available in the UK. But you’ve come to the right place.
How Heritage Bricks are Restoring the Past
Heritage Bricks are perfect if you’re considering a new build or an extension to an existing property. After all, it’s often a prerequisite of planning permission that the colour and type of finishing materials are approved as suitable for the area by the Local Planning Office, before permission is granted.
How do I choose my brickwork styles?
Here at Manchester Brick, we can provide you with everything you need to know about the varied range of brickwork styles to choose for your property developments. A building’s choice of brick, bonding patterns and mortar colour can affect its aesthetics.
Bringing the past to present with our Pre-War Bricks
Manchester Brick Specialists have a stunning range of pre-war bricks that will look great on your next project. Whether you need to match the local brickwork or just want to stand out, make sure to consider our wonderful selection of pre-war bricks.
Linear Bricks – A Sleek New Look
Stand out from the crowd with high-quality, customised long-format linear bricks specially designed for construction projects. Our wide range of linear bricks can offer a whole new dimension of style to your latest projects.
Brick Considerations for Building Projects
Brick sustainability is a key aspect of our business, and here at Manchester Brick, it is an important reason why we are so proud of our products. Read on to find out the sustainability values of both the production, the future, and in the building process.
How we became one of the top brick manufacturers in the UK
We are Manchester Brick, we are one of the top brick manufacturers in the UK. Read on to see why our extensive range and knowledge of bricks makes us stand out from the crowd and why you should choose us as your ‘go-to’ company.
Booming housing market drives brick shortage
We rely heavily on imported clay and cement with approximately 85% of all come from the EU. Covid and Brexit have significantly intensified brick shortages. The shortage of construction materials for bricks, concrete blocks, and roofing tiles are currently threatening to destabilise the industry.
Types of Brick available for your New Build
When it comes to types of bricks available for your new-build property development, there are several options. To help simplify things, here are some key considerations that will help you choose the right type of brick for your construction project.
British Brick Shortage
How did the widely used, unassuming, traditional clay brick become something so sought-after? The brick shortage in Britain is expected to last until 2022 but thank goodness for stockists like Manchester Brick Specialists who have a healthy range in stock.
A Quick Guide to Handmade Bricks for Sale
MBS are one of only a few genuine handmade brick suppliers in the UK as our handmade bricks are made with character and built on tradition. We have one of the largest varieties of handmade bricks for sale in the UK and can provide handmade bricks at a competitive price.
A Fully Descriptive Guide for Developers on the Types of Facing Brick
Generally speaking, there are 2 types of facing brick. The wirecut or extruded brick and the handmade ‘stock’ brick. Both types of brick come in different colours and textures and suit a variety of building projects.The decision...
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