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

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


Finding Building Land for a New Home: The Ultimate Guide
Finding Building Land for a New Home: The Ultimate Guide

The journey from an empty plot to finished home is a long one. Finding and registering your own slice of land can be a tricky process. But, it can also be a lot of fun. Our Ultimate Guide is here to break down the confusion and make your path to buying land as smooth as possible.

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January 7th 2019


Considerations When Building a Commercial Property
Considerations When Building a Commercial Property

When you first started out, your business space was perfect - sleek appliances, a foolproof location, and an ideal amount of space and storage - but now it seems you've outgrown your premise. Perhaps it's time to expand into an untouched market with a new location, or maybe you simply need some extra space and are considering an extension? If your business is booming, a brand new build may be on the cards.

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December 14th 2018


Building an Extension: A Complete Overview
Building an Extension: A Complete Overview

Whether you want to add a conservatory, extend your garage, or convert your loft into an additional bedroom, building an extension is an economical way to add more space to your home and drive up the value of your property. Before laying the foundation, it's important to know the ins-and-outs of an extension. This way you'll ensure a smooth (and cost-effective) construction project.

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November 28th 2018


Building Your Own Home: A Complete Overview
Building Your Own Home: A Complete Overview

As daunting as it may seem, building your own home is well within the realm of possibility. In order for your DIY home to become a reality, you'll need to research every aspect of the building process. Thankfully, we've distilled the most important information, so you'll be adequately prepared for the challenge.

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November 12th 2018


How a Shortage of Bricks Could Impact the Construction Industry
How a Shortage of Bricks Could Impact the Construction Industry

Can a brick shortage cause long-lasting effects to the construction industry? The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) released a report in 2016 highlighting the dire position of the UK construction industry. The report claimed Britain is facing an acute brick shortage and an additional 1.4 billion bricks are needed to meet the growing demand of the UK housing market. While the Brick Development Association slammed the report as 'out of date and unhelpful', it did highlight the increasing demand for bricks.

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May 4th 2018

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