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Read our thoughts on the brick industry, how-to guides and articles.

Brick Football Stadiums We Love
Brick Football Stadiums We Love

Some of the most iconic football stadiums in the UK are brick built - join us as we take a look at some of our favourites, and the history behind these famous structures.

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May 14th 2022


Brick Buildings We love: The Monadnock Building, Chicago
Brick Buildings We love: The Monadnock Building, Chicago

In the latest instalment of our series highlighting the very best brick structures, we take a look at the Monadnock Building in Chicago - the tallest load-bearing building in the world.

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April 5th 2022


2021 Bricklayer's Gift Guide
2021 Bricklayer's Gift Guide

Struggling to find the best gift for the Brickie in your life? We've rounded up the best gift ideas into a single blog, so look no further!

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December 24th 2021


Can You Build On The Green Belt?
Can You Build On The Green Belt?

Looking to build or extend a property on Green Belt land? Here's our simple guide to talk you through what the Green Belt is, and how go about building in compliance with local legislation.

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November 10th 2021


Engineering Bricks: What Can They Be Used For?
Engineering Bricks: What Can They Be Used For?

Engineering bricks are a key part to any major project. But why exactly? What do they offer that traditional facing bricks don't? And how do you best incorporate them into your build? Join us as we dive into the world of engineering bricks.

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November 3rd 2021


Why We Love Bricks
Why We Love Bricks

Here at Brickhunter, we love brick. It's the perfect building material for almost any project you can think of. Here's just some of the reasons why we love those cuboid blocks of clay.

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October 20th 2021


What Are Roman Bricks?
What Are Roman Bricks?

Ever wondered what Roman Bricks are? How are different from plain old regular bricks? Are Roman Bricks right for you? Find out here!

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October 15th 2021


Old Trafford's brick tunnel: Brick's part in bringing back Ronaldo
Old Trafford's brick tunnel: Brick's part in bringing back Ronaldo

Take a trip down the history of Old Trafford, the world-famous home of Manchester United, and discover how brick has played an important role in the history of this iconic venue.

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September 15th 2021


The Dos and Don'ts of Painting Brick Masonry
The Dos and Don'ts of Painting Brick Masonry

Thinking about painting brickwork? Ever wondered what it could do to the bricks underneath? Find out here, as well as tips and tricks to go about painting the best way.

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August 18th 2021


Brick Buildings We Love: Dorothy Garrod Building Cambridge
Brick Buildings We Love: Dorothy Garrod Building Cambridge

This instalment of Brick Buildings We Love looks at a much newer build than previously: The Dorothy Garrod Building at Cambridge University. We'll talk you through its history and importance of this structure, as well how to replicate the award winning look yourself.

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August 4th 2021


Why Bricks Aren't Going Anywhere Soon
Why Bricks Aren't Going Anywhere Soon

They've been around for centuries, but they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Learn why the UK is still betting on brick inside.

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July 28th 2021


The Ultimate A-Z of Bricks Part 2
The Ultimate A-Z of Bricks Part 2

The second half of our A-Z of brick terminology and jargon. Learn about techniques, manufacturers, brick types and more as we take you through the brick world from N to Z.

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July 21st 2021


The Ultimate A-Z of Bricks Part 1
The Ultimate A-Z of Bricks Part 1

The world of bricks is full of technical jargon and terms that can be scary for any newcomer. Join us as we run you through all the terms you need to know, A-Z.

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July 14th 2021


The Best Books on Bricks
The Best Books on Bricks

Looking to learn about bricks? Want some inspiration for your next project? Or maybe you're after the perfect coffee-table book to flick through on break? Here's just a few of some of our favourite books all about bricks.

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July 7th 2021


What Colour Are The Bricks In My area?
What Colour Are The Bricks In My area?

Wanting to build something that blends in with the style of your area? Here we'll run you through the different trends across the country, and point you in the right direction for your project.

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June 9th 2021

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