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Brick Buildings We Love: Royal Albert Dock
Brick Buildings We Love: Royal Albert Dock

The Royal Albert Dock is an impressive example of red brick warehouse aesthetic and is an iconic landmark on the Liverpool waterfront. Here's everything you need to know about this brick building we love.

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November 17th 2020


What Brick Should I Use For My Extension?
What Brick Should I Use For My Extension?

Picking the right brick for an extension and knowing what bricks are out there is difficult. Here's some tips on what to consider as well as where you can get help selecting bricks.

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November 10th 2020


How Do I Get Cheap Bricks?
How Do I Get Cheap Bricks?

There are a number of ways to get bricks cheaply for your building project. Checking out clearance, non-best, discontinued or even just mass produced bricks is a great way of getting cheap bricks. Here's more info about that.

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November 3rd 2020


The Complete Guide to Brick Slips and Brick Tiles
The Complete Guide to Brick Slips and Brick Tiles

Brick Tiles, Brick Slips and Brick Veneers are a great way of adding a brick aesthetic to your building. We look at the benefits, clear up confusion on the names and tell you where you can get them.

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October 27th 2020


Brick Buildings We Love: St Pancras
Brick Buildings We Love: St Pancras

In the first of a new series, Brickhunter takes a look at the brick buildings that highlight just why we're so passionate about bricks. We'll look at how the bricks used in the building give it it's character and personality, as well as the history behind the iconic landmark. First up - St. Pancras

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October 20th 2020


The Complete Guide to Special Bricks
The Complete Guide to Special Bricks

Want to find out more about all the different kinds of special bricks, what they're used for and even how they're made? You're in the right place.

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October 13th 2020


The Complete Brick Matching Guide
The Complete Brick Matching Guide

Brickhunter's complete guide to brick matching - what makes it so difficult and why you should trust us to get it right.

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October 6th 2020


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

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