MBS are one of only a few genuine handmade brick suppliers in the UK as our 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 clay bricks for sale at a competitive price.
No two bricks are identical
Our handmade bricks are hand-thrown into rectangular moulds and lightly dusted with sand to give each bricks individual colours and textures. The manual process gives each brick its own unique individual texture and markings, which is an attractive and sought-after feature in facing bricks.
Our handmade bricks also have an indent or ‘frog’ in the top of the brick. The frog reduces the amount of material used to form the brick, makes it easier to remove from the moulds, and gives the completed wall better shear resistance.
Once they reach a low enough moisture content, the bricks head into the latest technology carbon-neutral kilns. Temperatures over 1,000°C bake the clay solid and bring out the different hues in each brick. Once they cool, their colour results from the mineral breakdown in the raw materials from the heat of the kiln.
Due to slight variations in chemical composition, no two bricks are identical. This can lead to slight colour differences. There are certain styles that feature clay flashing or overburns, which some view as a desirable effect.
Handmade bricks are naturally porous, allowing moisture to penetrate and release without damaging the structure of the brick. MBS clay bricks for sale are frost resistant and comply with EU and British standards. They can withstand any weather thrown at them. Coupled with traditional lime mortar, handmade clay bricks allow flexibility in their building structures for natural self-healing benefits. The UK has been building this way since the 15th and 16th century. Because of this high-quality method, you can still see these constructions today.
Closely working with you
We work closely with our customers to ensure they choose the perfect brick every time. Accordingly, we offer a highly personal service from the desired requirements right through to delivery to site. Assisting you in choosing the correct brick for the job is always our priority as your handmade brick supplier.
In the UK, in fact, there are many regional variations of brick from a variety of influencing factors, including:
- local clays;
- architectural trends and;
- lack of transport links through the years.