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How To Choose the Right Brick for Your Build?

Updated: Jul 24, 2023


Planning a structure of any sort can be an exciting challenge. While considering all the variables in a construction project, decisions surrounding "what type of brick to use" can complicate the process. At Brickwork Pointing, we believe it's vital for anyone dealing with a new build to be completely educated about each type of brick's pros and cons.




1. Early Planning is a Good Start


Venturing into a new build in a prepared and organised method is always an advantage. Especially when deciding on "the brick type." During this stage, you will consider the architectural design and the geographic location.




Observing adjoining vernacular builds is a good way to gauge what brick is typically used in the area. During this phase, one should also consider interior variety palette choices. The planning includes tiling and floor choices as brick tone and finish must compliment interior elements.



2. Selecting Brick Shape and Achieving a Perfect Finish


Bricks are in use for quite a long time and have stood the test of time.


Bricks proved their durability, firmness and other countess advantages over other alternative building materials.



Brick selection can be troublesome, as the number and variety of options make it seem like a daunting task.




One must pay a glance at The shape and finish of the brick. These traits can strongly impact the final aesthetic and stability of a structure, and therefore one must investigate all options before moving to execution. At Brickwork Pointing, we assist in supplying water struck bricks in a catalogue that is extensively varied in colour pallet and shape.






Options to consider include:




- The Classic


This brick was designed for simplicity and fused craftsmanship with innovative processes. The smooth surface structure of classic brick offers Consistent versatility range that appears exquisite.




- The Linear




The long format of this brick is different from the ordinary. Each brick stands at just 38mm and is twofold the length of a standard brick. The bold style delivers a refined finish to the projects.




- The Unique




Each brick differs in variety and surface structure, breaking away from the traditional shape with a subtle, varying variety nuance.




- The Prime




Each brick is encased in a unique template and shaped to a specific variety of tones, with limitless variations and diverse surface structures.




- The Rustic




Inspired by historical methods of brick production and consummated by machines. Clay is demonstrated into moulds, and the artistic nuance of hand moulding is achieved. The Rustic bricks are a perfect fit for facing work as they offer unique features, a sense of nostalgia & diversification to the structures.



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