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Are Bricks Environmentally Friendly?
Are Bricks Environmentally Friendly?

Although brick manufacturing causes some CO2 emissions, bricks are still a very sustainable building material mainly due to their durability and use of abundant, easily accessible materials.

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January 19th 2021


Where's the Best Place to Buy Bricks?
Where's the Best Place to Buy Bricks?

When buying bricks for your building project you want to go to the right place. Do you choose a builder's merchant, a local brick specialist or search online? We think the answer is clear.

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January 5th 2021


Should You Use Handmade Bricks?
Should You Use Handmade Bricks?

Handmade bricks can be used for certain building projects, to match old imperial bricks, give a rustic aesthetic and more. Here's everything you need to know about handmade bricks.

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December 29th 2020


Build an Igloo With Snow Bricks
Build an Igloo With Snow Bricks

A fun one. If it's snowed where you are and you’ve got a white Christmas, then you might want to build a snow fort or igloo. This is how you do that.

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December 22nd 2020


Brick Buildings We Love: Battersea Power Station
Brick Buildings We Love: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station has recently undergone a £9 billion redevelopment and bricks are at the heart of it. This is the history of this famous London landmark and the role bricks had to play in it.

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December 15th 2020


Bricklaying for Beginners
Bricklaying for Beginners

Bricklaying tips for beginners. DIY fans and self-builders who are just starting out and need some top tips should read this guide to bricklaying and mixing mortar.

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December 1st 2020


A Brief History of Bricks and Brickmaking
A Brief History of Bricks and Brickmaking

Bricks have a long and storied history. They've been around for years, and will still be here for years to come. Let's take a look at the history of bricks and brickmaking.

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November 24th 2020


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

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