Special shaped bricks

Special bricks for special projects

Special shaped bricks, also known as brick specials, can have an extraordinarily transformative effect on the look, functionality and even the construction process of a building. Whether used in the restoration of an historic structure, enabling a modern architectural concept to become reality, or being used as a finishing touch to complement standard bricks, special bricks can provide a key decorative and/or functional component to building projects.

Forterra’s Cradley Special Bricks manufactures a wide range of British Standard, non-standard and bespoke special shaped bricks for large commercial projects or smaller-scale one-offs. Depending upon the product being produced, it may be possible to manufacture special bricks as solid, perforated or frogged, and to match many of the products in Forterra’s standard brick range. Contact us for more information.

For inspiration about where and how to use brick specials on a residential project, take a tour of our interactive house.

British Standard brick specials

Cradley Special Bricks manufactures one of the broadest ranges of British Standard brick specials in the UK, all manufactured to BS 4729. The range includes angle and cant bricks, arch bricks and systems, bonding bricks, bullnose bricks, pistol bricks, plinth bricks, radial bricks and soldier bricks.

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Cradley Special Bricks manufactures one of the broadest ranges of British Standard brick specials in the UK, all manufactured to BS 4729. The range includes angle and cant bricks, arch bricks and systems, bonding bricks, bullnose bricks, pistol bricks, plinth bricks, radial bricks and soldier bricks.

Cradley’s wide range of non-standard, architectural brick specials help to create unique brickwork features and detailing that can ensure a successful restoration project or provide the finishing touch to a new build of any architectural style, modern or traditional. The range includes bat and swift boxes, cill bricks, clay pavers, copings and cappings, cut and bond bricks, large format pier caps, personalised and date bricks, renovation specials and restoration, as well as slips and spacing bricks.

With more than 8,000 unique patterns already on file, the skilled team at Cradley have extensive experience and know-how in producing special shaped bricks tailor made to customer requirements. While most of our design work is done in-house, for jobs demanding detailed technical drawings we work with Forterra’s Technical team who have helped us to develop special-shaped bricks for award-winning buildings.

WONDERING HOW TO ADD CHARACTER TO YOUR BUILD?

Our interactive house illustrates how and where products from the Cradley Special Bricks range can be used to add unique finishing touches to your project.

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