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7 Ways to Use Leftover Bricks in Your Garden
7 Ways to Use Leftover Bricks in Your Garden

Leftover or spare bricks can be used to build walls, fire pits and more. Here's 7 great ways to reuse bricks in your garden.

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April 13th 2021


Do I Need My Bricks Cutting?
Do I Need My Bricks Cutting?

Brick cutting is the solution to many shortcomings of standard shaped bricks. Read on to find out the benefits to cutting bricks, as well as the risks involved and regulations in place.

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March 26th 2021


Different Types of Brick Walls
Different Types of Brick Walls

There are many types of walls that bricks can be used to build. This blog talks through the most common types used when building structures today.

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March 19th 2021


Does The Type of Clay Change The Quality of The Brick?
Does The Type of Clay Change The Quality of The Brick?

Ever wondered how the clay used can affect a brick's quality? Or why is clay the go-to material for bricks, and has been for such a long time? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, the latest Brickhunter Blog.

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March 12th 2021


Brick Buildings We Love: 10 Downing Street
Brick Buildings We Love: 10 Downing Street

No. 10 Downing Street is recognisable around the world for its black door and brick facade. Here's a brief history of the building and the brick techniques used.

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March 5th 2021


Are Brick Houses More Energy Efficient?
Are Brick Houses More Energy Efficient?

Brick is more energy efficient than other commonly used building materials. But do you know why that is? Learn more in this blog post.

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March 2nd 2021


Brick Walls vs Wooden Fences: What's Best?
Brick Walls vs Wooden Fences: What's Best?

What should you have at your garden boundaries? A brick wall or a wooden fence. Both have advantages but although more expensive brick is the better long term option.

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February 9th 2021


How Are Bricks Made?
How Are Bricks Made?

A step by step guide to how bricks are manufactured today. Including Extrusion, drying and firing. Find out how bricks are made.

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February 5th 2021


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

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