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What Are Brick Samples?
What Are Brick Samples?

Due to the nature of brick, it's very important to see in person the colour and texture of them when choosing for a new project, and more acutely when matching to existing brickwork. That's where brick samples come in. There are a few things that you need to know to make sure you get the best representation of any brick.

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November 13th 2019


Brick Engraving - Your Guide
Brick Engraving - Your Guide

Brick Engraving is a way to personalise the wonderful brick. Clay or concrete bricks can be engraved for many reasons, in a few different ways from just one or two to a whole wall or paved area - here's your guide.

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November 5th 2019


A Complete Guide to the Different Types of Bricks
A Complete Guide to the Different Types of Bricks

Wondering what type of brick you need for your next project? Learn everything you need to know about bricks from materials to the different variations, physical properties and more.

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October 29th 2019


Brickhunter Is 15 Years old
Brickhunter Is 15 Years old

As we reach our 15th birthday, we wanted to take some time to reflect on the last 15 years with many thanks to many people. We now look forward to the future.

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September 25th 2019


How Much Do Bricks Cost?
How Much Do Bricks Cost?

Bricks vary in price from around £200 per thousand up to £3 per brick. Learn what influences the cost of bricks and how to price your project accordingly.

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September 6th 2019


Your Guide to Brick Transport
Your Guide to Brick Transport

There are a lot of challenges when it comes to brick transport. From site access to offloading methods, learn about the most common problems and be ready for your next delivery.

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August 19th 2019


7 Advantages of Using Brick Tiles
7 Advantages of Using Brick Tiles

Brick tiles are the easiest way to rejuvenate a room or wall with the warmth and character that bricks exude, without the fuss of laying real bricks. If you haven't heard of them yet, it's time to become familiar with how brick tiles can be beneficial to any home or flat dweller.

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July 30th 2019


Brick Tinting and Brick Weathering
Brick Tinting and Brick Weathering

When building an extension, or adding new bricks to any existing masonry structure, unmatched brickwork is a common problem. While you may find bricks the same size, texture, or colour, sourcing bricks with all three properties can prove more challenging. In order to match brickwork perfectly in your project, you may therefore need brick tinting or brick weathering. These services will enable you to match your brickwork where the bricks used are no longer available.

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July 9th 2019


Your Guide to Special Shaped Bricks
Your Guide to Special Shaped Bricks

Looking to spruce up your home or next brickwork project with something unique? Perhaps you need to build a curved wall or form a non-right-angled corner? Look no further than special shaped bricks. Available in a variety of shapes, colours and materials, special shaped bricks can enhance the aesthetics and mood of any brick surface. They provide architects with more flexibility and offer functional solutions to designing distinct buildings using non-standard brickwork.

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June 4th 2019


How To Build a Brick Wall: A Step by Step Guide
How To Build a Brick Wall: A Step by Step Guide

Building a brick wall doesn't need to be daunting. If you're wondering where to get started, we've put together a step by step guide to get you on the right course! This guide is just one way of building a wall: along the way you could make additional aesthetic or functional choices and still end up with a great final result.

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May 3rd 2019


Finding Cheap Bricks
Finding Cheap Bricks

Building or renovating a brick home isn't cheap, but it can certainly be more affordable when you know where to look. Finding quality bricks for a fraction of the price is just one of the ways you can save money without compromising on the end result.

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March 26th 2019


How To Calculate The Number of Bricks You Need
How To Calculate The Number of Bricks You Need

One of the toughest aspects of building a brick structure is determining how many bricks you will need. Ordering too few can potentially delay your project, while over ordering is a quick way to throw money down the drain. Bricks are expensive, and the cost of your masonry structure can quickly add up, especially if you need to organise the disposal of excess bricks. It's much easier to get it right first time around.

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March 13th 2019


Brick or Render?
Brick or Render?

When it comes to building or improving your home, every material must be carefully considered. Rendering can improve thermal protection but is prone to stains, fading, and cracks. Here we highlight the advantages and disadvantages of building with brick vs render.

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February 27th 2019


How to Finance a Home Improvement Project
How to Finance a Home Improvement Project

Need a nursery? Bigger bedroom? Or a new garage? Not all home improvement projects can wait until you receive a pay rise. In fact, some are urgent and require some additional funding. Here's how to finance your next extension or renovation without any hassle.

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February 13th 2019


Does My Project Require Planning Permission?
Does My Project Require Planning Permission?

Are you looking to build a home, add an extension, or alter an existing building? If so, you might have come across planning permissions. In the UK, any residential development including new builds, extensions, and renovations generally require prior consent from your Local Authority.

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January 22nd 2019

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