CLAY BRICK: THE BUILDING MATERIAL OF CHOICE

WHY CHOOSE CLAY BRICK?

HERITAGE, AESTHETICS, PRODUCTIVITY, SUSTAINABILITY

Walk down any street in the UK and you will see buildings made of clay brick. Its beauty, versatility, durability and longevity as a building material is evident all around us.

2,000 years on from the manufacture of the first clay brick in the UK, it remains the building material of choice for builders, bricklayers and architects alike. Whether that’s down to the vast array of colours, textures, shapes and sizes it’s available in; the fact that it is incredibly efficient to lay; or that a building made of clay brick will stand for at least 150 years… we explore these and other ideas on this page.

And what does the future hold for a product that has been made more or less the same way for hundreds if not thousands of years? Well, we explore that, too.

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK, READ OUR E-BOOK

With a focus on four subject areas, our e-book explores the contribution of clay brick to our built environment, and examines why it remains the building material of choice for the UK’s construction industry:

  • Heritage – why clay brick is the trusted choice
  • Aesthetics – why clay brick is the architect’s choice
  • Productivity – why clay brick is the bricklayer’s choice
  • Sustainability – why clay brick is the sustainable choice

THE FOUR FACES OF CLAY BRICK

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