Cradley special bricks for creative brickwork

Are you looking to match existing brickwork on a period building, add detailing to a new build, or create something unique and tailor-made for a piece of contemporary architecture?

A long-time favourite of architects, restoration specialists and housebuilders, Cradley Special Brick manufactures British Standard, non-standard and tailor-made bricks. They provide the detail that can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and, occasionally, the award winning. And they can help you to turn your vision into reality, too.

Finding the best solution for your project

From their factory in Cradley Heath, the Cradley Special Brick team create products for heritage restoration projects alongside those for renovations, extensions and modern builds, whether it’s producing a large run of British Standard bricks or carefully crafting a bespoke special.

When required, design work is done in-house or, for jobs demanding detailed technical drawings, in conjunction with Forterra’s Technical team.

Whatever the complexity, scope or scale of your project, the team will work with you to find the best solution for your timescale, budget and, of course, aesthetic requirements – whether you need one or 100,000 special shaped bricks, and whatever the shape or size.

British standard, non-standard or tailor-made

With over 8,000 unique special shaped brick patterns on file alongside standard ones, the Cradley Special Brick range is one of the most comprehensive in the UK.

Cradley’s range of British Standard special bricks is manufactured in accordance with BS4729. They are available from stock for next day delivery, nationwide. The range includes:

Non-standard architectural special bricks are often called upon to help create unique brickwork features and detailing, and to fulfil the needs of renovation and restoration projects requiring bricks made to old imperial sizes. As such, they are made to order to your agreed specification.

The Cradley bespoke design and manufacturing service allows you to match or create unique, one-off brick specials for any project to create buildings of character, traditional or modern. The extensive variety of tailor-made bricks produced to date encompasses all kinds of architectural styles, so, whatever you have in mind, get in touch to discuss your ideas – we are confident that we will be able to help you find a solution.

History restored and created

Cradley Special Bricks have been used in the construction, renovation and restoration of a wide range of buildings, from English Heritage properties to the most modern and creative of architecture.

Read about some of them here, including the award-winning The Interlock.

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We've got the perfect bricks for a perfect job

To help you in your decision-making process, our brochures contain useful information about the product ranges, their applications and technical specifications.

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