Antique or contemporary bricks for any build

When you are looking for the perfect brick for your building project, you will want to consider several factors.

Firstly, you will need to ensure that you have the freedom to choose the brick colour and maybe even style fits in with the aesthetic of your area. Some areas only permit building with a certain colour of brick. Secondly, the texture is a consideration. Do you want a smooth or highly textured finish to the brickwork? Third, the overall style of the brick. Will it reflect the region? The regional bricks tend to be manufactured from raw materials that are sourced locally, this makes the brick unique to that part of the world. Fourth, what age is the properties that are in the vicinity? After all, you wouldn’t want to construct a thoroughly modern building that is surrounded by older, traditional builds, as it can look completely out of place and time. The opposite also holds too.

There are many styles and types of bricks to choose from too. Some bricks will suit the much older property, whereas others will look far better on a modern, up to date build. Of course some bricks can lend themselves to either property, particularly the bricks with a mix of colours, or when more than one type of brick is used in a single build.

Below are just a small selection of brick styles that are readily available on the market today.

Falstaff Antique Brick

The Falstaff Antique brick will add character and individual charm to any self build project. This fantastic all rounder undergoes an advanced manufacturing process to ensure the highest quality brick product.

The Falstaff Antique brick is readily available from us at ET Bricks and is the perfect choice for new builds and refurbishment projects alike, a perfect example of an antique brick that compliments even the more contemporary build.

With a natural looking antique appearance, the The Falstaff Antique brick is a true winner with its gorgeous red colour shot through with grey mottling and bands of red based subtle colouring. A truly distinctive brick by anyones standard.

Fitzjohn Multi Brick

The lovely Fitzjohn Multi brick will certainly tick all the right boxes when it comes to a great looking brick for any renovation or building project you may have in mind.

With less than a nine percent water absorption rate, the Fitzjohn Multi brick will prove itself to be a real work horse of a brick at a price that makes it even more attractive to any builder.

With greys, reds and a host of other rustic hues running through the entire brick, the Fitzjohn Multi brick will continue to be a well sought after brick from us at ET bricks.

This really is the perfect brick for any building project, whether it be a new build house, out building or even used to great effect as part of a hard landscaping project in the garden.

Topaz Multi Brick

If you are looking for a really beautiful and interesting brick for your latest building project, the Topaz Multi Stock brick is the very brick you should be looking to buy.

The Topaz Multi Stock brick beautifully replicates the appearance of a more traditional handmade brick, so great for the older property feel. The Topaz Multi Stock brick has a very distinctive shape and texture too.

The Topaz Multi Stock brick will add plenty of character and individual charm to your build. This gorgeous looking brick really is ideal for matching in with historic brickwork as it has a pleasing weathered appearance about it. The Topaz Multi Stock brick goes through an advanced manufacturing process and is readily available.

Funton Second Hard Stock Brick

The Funton Second Hard Stock facing brick is a gorgeous sand faced yellow multi stock brick. This superb brick varies in colour from bright yellow to an almost burnt looking black with brown and buff shades in between. The Funton Second Hard Stock brick really is a popular yellow stock facing brick and is very widely used in both commercial and domestic building applications.

The Funton Second Hard Stock brick is a frogged brick that has the sort of look that would not look out of place on any stately home, having said that, the brick looks just at home on a new build home. With a light and airy colour and a wonderful texture, this brick will have no trouble turning heads.

Owing to the light colours incorporated into the Funton Second Hard Stock brick, it lends itself perfectly to a dark pigment added to the pointing mortar. A dark pointing mortar really does make these bricks stand out and will show them off in all their glory.

Hamlet Antique Brick

Another gorgeous antique brick to adorn your building project. These beautiful stock bricks have a handcrafted, rustic appearance perfect for refurbishments, sensitive restoration projects and new buildings with character. Each is individually moulded and purposely designed to have an irregular shape and creased texture.

Leighton Blend Brick

A brick that is totally uniform in colour and texture can look somewhat monotonous over a large area, but the Leighton Blend brick could never be accused of fitting into this category.

With subtle reds, merging into bluey greys and a host of shades in between, the Leighton Blend brick is a very attractive brick that will make any building project stand out from the crowd.

With a water absorption rate of less than ten percent and a pack size of six hundred and thirty two bricks, the Leighton Blend brick is certain to be a sure fire winner with any builder.

New Kingsville Brick

The New Kingsville Mixture brick is a stunning looking red brick that will offer all that is good in a brick. With a great texture and a beautifully blended reddish finish, you can be certain that this brick will leave you with a build to be envied by all who see it.

A lighter pointing mortar always looks better with the red bricks and will help each and every brick to stand out well. Red bricks are also a firm favourite when it comes to the more traditional property construction, but can look equally good on a new build too.

The New Kingsville Mixture brick does boast a very subtle finish with a beautiful mix of red ranging from dark to light red. Couple this with the random surface texture, you will have a brick that genuinely ticks all the boxes for a great looking, value for money and robust brick to complete any building project.

Ongar Red Smooth Brick

The Ognar Red Smooth brick is an excellent brick for any modern build where you want very sharp and clean point lines. With a rather light red hue, the Ognar Red Smooth brick will satisfy your building requirements.

Owing to the light colour of this fantastic brick, the pointing mortar can easily be tinted to darker colours to make the courses of brick really stand out beautifully. By tinting your pointing mortar with a cement pigment, you can really put your individual stamp on any building project.

Funton Old Chelsea Yellow Brick

This great all rounder is a machine made stock brick and buff in colour with a very pleasing light texture.

The Funton Old Chelsea Yellow brick looks as much at home on a Victorian residential property as it does on a qulity built commercial property, it really is a versatile brick.

The Funton Old Chelsea Yellow brick has a gorgeous sandfaced finish. Owing to the natural aged look of this yellow brick, the finish to your building project will never look monotonous. This fantastic brick will afford a unique and varied finish to the build, making it a real eye catching edifice.

Leicester Multi Red Stock Brick

The Leicester Multi Red Stock brick is a very popular red stock facing brick. This is a very durable brick with low soluble salts. The Leicester Multi Red Stock brick is a moderate strength facing brick with high water absorption. It is ideal for most masonry applications and very easy to lay.

As the Leicester Multi Red Stock brick is so durable, it can be used in most masonry situations and will offer an exceptional finish to any building project where a glorious red facing brick is required.

Leicester Red Stock Brick

The Leicester Red Stock brick is a very popular brick and at a great price too, so it’s well worth considering.

The Leicester Red Stock bricks will look amazing in the construction of modern or traditional buildings and with a beautifully textured finish, they are sure to be a hit with any builders who want great value for money along with durability in a rich, red stock brick.

The Leicester Red Stock brick has a very pleasing mid red sandfaced finish that is perfectly suitable for most general brickwork.

Loxwood Yellow Brick

This one really is a beautiful yellow brick with a gorgeous texture. The Loxwood Yellow brick is ideal for anyone who has a building project to complete and require a good looking and robust brick for the job.

The Loxwood Yellow brick adds literally bags of character and an individual charm to set any self build project apart from the rest. With a very pleasing textured finish, this brick really is certain to be a winner in the building stakes.

The Loxwood Yellow brick is the perfect brick for any new build and refurbishment project you may wish to undertake.

Plumpton Red Brick

The Plumpton Red Imperial brick is a woderfully traditional imperial red stock brick that is suitable for any new build and refurbishment projects. Best of all, the Plumpton Red Imperial brick comes in an imperial size format, making it ideal for matching to existing brickwork that may have been in situ for many years.

The Plumpton Red Imperial brick really is an excellent alternative to original soft red bricks that are typically used in historic buildings.

Rangemoor Red Brick

With a host of different shades, textures and finishes, the Rangemoor Red brick is the perfect brick to make any building project stand out from the crowd.

Predominantly red but with blues, purples, greys and other hues mixed in, there is nothing monotinous about the Rangemoor Red brick. You will end up with a very interesting and visually pleasing finish to any building project with this great brick.

Particularly suited to the more traditional property, the Rangemoor Red brick will blend in perfectly with the existing bricks on any renovation project and at a fantastic price, you will be purchasing a brick of premium quality that will hold its own against other bricks available on the market at a much higher price.

Sawston Buff Brick

The Sawston Buff brick is a lovely yellowish and traditional buff stock brick that perfectly replicates the appearance of a handmade brick. The Sawston Buff brick will add a wonderful charm and character to any building project.

The Sawston Buff brick is ideal for new any build and self build property or out building. the Sawston Buff brick uses the very latest and advanced manufacturing process to bring you a fantastic brick at a really affordable price.

Stapleford Brick

The Stapleford Red Mix brick has the most wonderfully pleasing texture and colour and will certainly impress when incorporated into any building project.

With dark and lighter hues of red and an aesthetically pleasing textured finish, the Stapleford Red Mix brick will lend itself to both traditional and modern builds with ease.

The Stapleford Red Mix brick from our signature range is light enough to benefit from some darker pointing mortar mixes but will look equally impressive with the more traditional grey mix.

Stratford Red Imperial Brick

The Stratford Red Imperial brick makes a fantastic alternative to the more traditional reclaimed london stock bricks. This robust and traditional brick comes to you in full imperial size format to make matching up your brick coursing with existing brickwork simpler.

With a much lower wastage than a standard stock brick and a water absoprption rate of less than twenty percent, the Stratford Red Imperial brick will prove to be the ideal choice for anyone on the lookout for a robust and great value brick.

Stratford Yellow Imperial Brick

The Stratford Weathered Yellow Imperial brick is not only perfect cost effective alternative to traditional reclaimed London stock bricks, they come direct to you in full imperial size format to enable your brick coursing to match up with any existing brickwork that is also of imperial dimensions.

Takeley Red Brick

The Takeley Red brick really is the best clay facing brick that you can buy. The Takeley Red brick is a wirecut, extruded brick at a very competitive price that will enable you to complete your building project to perfection and within budget with ease.

The Takeley Red brick is ideally suited to the more modern build, the Takeley Red brick is a very popular choice with builders, particularly when they need a reliable and very neat looking red brick for their building project. As for value for money, you will struggle to find a better deal on the market.

Valeriaan Yellow Brick

The Valeriaan Yellow brick is such a lovely brick that perfectly replicates the appearance of the more traditional handmade bricks that so many of our customers are looking for. The Valeriaan Yellow brick has a very distinctive shape and texture too. This brick will not only look great when incorporated into the main property, but will make out buildings look splendid also.

The Valeriaan Yellow brick has the ability to add plenty of character and a very individual charm to any self build project too. The Valeriaan Yellow brick is also ideal for matching in with the more historic brickwork we often see on some older properties.

Etna Brick

The Etna brick is a lovely redish grey brick with a speckled appearance and lovely texture.

The brick can be incorporated into so many different building scenarios as it is such a versatile brick. With an interesting texture and wonderfully speckled appearance, this brick is sure to turn heads when used in any building project.

The Etna brick will cater for all your needs, ranging from bang up to date apartment blocks to all other types of housing. With its clean lines, the Etna brick is a sure fire winner with our customers who recognise a quality brick when they see one.

A frogged brick with so many possibilities, the Etna brick is the perfect brick if you seek something that not only looks great, but is robust and offered at a very reasonable price too.

So as you can see, there is a wide and varied choice of bricks available to make your build look as unique as you want it to be. A little research into the area and you can choose the perfect colour and texture of brick to make your property look really special.

Brick Articles

At ET Clay Products we have years of experience relating to all aspects of brick supply and usage. We have created a list of articles which we hope will be of use to our clients and the general public.

Antique or contemporary bricks for any build

When you are looking for the perfect brick for your building project, you will want to consider several factors. Firstly, you will need to ensure that you have the freedom to choose the brick colour and maybe even style fits in with the aesthetic of your area. Some areas only permit building with a certain colour of brick. Secondly, the texture is a consideration.

Brick built barbecues last a lifetime

As the weather warms up and the evenings get longer, many peoples minds turn toward that great summertime tradition, where the man of the house dons his apron and reverts back to his inner caveman to cook meat outdoors.

Brick built property extensions

Most people would like some extra room at home, whether it be for an extra bedroom, a bigger lounge or kitchen or even a hobby room. However, fewer people can afford to move house these days so they look for ways to improve their existing property.

Brick matching for all building projects

A frequent problem when making additions to any brick building is matching the bricks that were used to construct the original building. Whether the addition is an extension or a garage, the challenge will always be to source bricks that match the original ones.

Brick Matching Service from ET Bricks

How many times have you thought about adding to an existing brickwork construction, but have held back because you couldn't find the exact same bricks to match? Here at ET Bricks we are frequently getting enquiries from people who want to add on to an existing wall, or replace bricks that have been damaged by drilling.

Brick slips for that classic look

How many times have you watched a movie where the home set is in a converted factory or warehouse? Vast open plan spaces to live in with the charm of bare brick walls.

Brick sustainability

Bricks have been used for building countless structures over many thousands of years because of they last for so long and are very durable. This and a number of other factors make them a sought after building material and contribute to their inherent sustainability.

Bricks and their different applications

There are many thousands of different types of bricks, they cover an ever increasing range of coulours and finishes but they can be broken down into a handful of basic types. The majority of these bricks are made from clay and are fired in a kiln.

Bricks around the world

Bricks of one kind or another have been manufactured from many different materials throughout the ages. Whether they be for the construction of a simple dwelling hut to a grand cathedral, bricks have been the staple building material for many centuries. The manufacturing process may change from location to location, but the overall use of bricks has remained pretty constant.

Bricks in so many different colours

Depending on where you live, you may be restricted to a particular colour of brick for your property. The Olde Welwyn brick is a good example. A mellow red that is mixed with 25% grey tones to provide a mature weathered look, textured to give a traditional handcrafted appearance. These bicks form the bulk of properties in the Welwyn village and its larger neighbouring town of Welwyn Garden City, with very few exceptions.

Bricks inside as well as out

We all know that bricks are used extensively around the world to make dwelling houses and office buildings. We are also well aware that there are many different styles and colours of brick for such building projects. What many seem to be unaware of is just how good bricks can be when used as an interior building material.

Bricks: More than just a building block!

Rarely do we walk down the street and pay any particular attention to bricks. Bricks are everywhere and we generally take them for granted, why? Probably the reason we ignore bricks is because we are so used to looking at them on our own house when in the garden, or the view through the front or rear windows of our property may look directly at a very similar, if not the same type of build. Many people would think that a brick is just a brick, maybe different colours exist, but that's about as far as the changes go. In fact, the humble brick has more diversity and heritage than most would give it credit for.

Bricks: The best house building material

When it comes to choosing the right sort of building material for your house renovation or building project, what is the best material to go for? Brick and wood are practical choices as building materials for homes. They also come in a massive variety of colours, finishes, treatments and styles. Brick and wood are natural to look at and very durable and they insulate well too. You can build a house from all bricks, one from wood panelling or a mixture of both. What factors should affect your decision though when deciding what building material to use?

Dampening bricks before laying versus using dry bricks

Should you speak to any bricklayer worth their salt, they will tell you about the benefits of dampening any absorbent bricks before laying them!

Decorative bricks in and around the home

When most of us think of a brick, we tend to think of a red lump of fired earth that is used to build houses. Not very inspiring, but practical nonetheless!

Different uses for house bricks

Should someone ask you to think of the most obvious use for a brick, your mind would most probably start to focus on house building and the construction industry in general. Bricks are without a doubt used for building more than any other use, but just what else could the humble brick be used for?

Efflorescence on bricks: The causes, prevention and cure

We have probably all seen it! That nasty white powdery coating that spoils the look of brick buildings. A recent development of luxury home in Hertfordshire looked amazing when they were finished, but within a short space of time, the majority of these attractive red brick dwellings were white with efflorescence. So what is the cause of this phenomenon and what can be done to prevent or cure it?

ET Bricks and other brick manufacturers

ET Bricks can source virtually any brick you want. We have been leading the way as a brick merchant for many years and not only manufacture superior quality bricks, we supply them from other renowned brick manufacturers too, so our customers can be certain of getting the bricks they want.

ET Clay Products and Wienerberger: The perfect partnership

ET Bricks can source virtually any brick you want. We have been leading the way as a brick merchant for many years and not only manufacture superior quality bricks, we supply them from other renowned brick manufacturers too, so our customers can be certain of getting the bricks they want.

Facade and Cladding Information

A facade is the front or face of anything,  but the term is mainly reserved to refer to a building. Facade is a pretty common word that is used for anything that changes the face of anything. The exterior face of a building which is the architectural front, is sometimes distinguished from the other faces by more elaborate architectural or ornamental details.

Glazed bricks for that extra splash of colour

Glazed bricks have been used to great effect in many building projects over the years. They can really stamp the property with its own unique look and feel when incorporated into a period restoration project.

News of a UK house brick shortage: ET Bricks have the answer

It has been claimed recently in the media that Britain is currently facing a shortage of house bricks! The sudden flurry of house building activity following the recession has been blamed for the severe lack of house bricks available.

Quality Indian Sandstone

When people think about having a new patio, they are faced with a bewildering array of paving slabs to choose from. Many of the slabs for sale at the local DIY centre look great, but are they really up to the job?

Reclaimed house bricks

If you are you building a new property or possibly even refurbishing an old property, you may have considered using reclaimed bricks.

Reconstructed, Reconstituted, Artificial and Synthetic Stone

It's no just bricks that ET Clay Products are famous for, we have a vast range of cast stone and it really is taking off in a way we knew it always would! Cast Stone is often referred to by different names such as reconstructed stone, reconstituted stone, artificial stone, synthetic stone, manufactured stone and art or artistic stone. The two most popular names the buying public use for this product seems to be reconstructed stone and reconstituted stone, but the industry term for it remains 'cast stone'.

Special shape bricks for all your building projects from ET Bricks

When somebody thinks of a brick wall, they tend to imagine a flat vertical surface constructed of bricks, but depending on the design or terrain, it can be so much more!

Special shaped bricks

There’s far more to bricks than just the standard shapes! Imagine how monotonous architecture would be if all buildings were constructed from standard bricks.

The history of bricks and brickmaking

Bricks are without doubt, one of the oldest known building materials. They date back to 7000 BC where they were first found in southern Turkey and around the city of Jericho. The first bricks were sun dried and made from mud. Fired bricks were found to be more resistant to the harsher weather conditions, which made them a far more reliable brick to be used in the construction of permanent buildings, where mud bricks would not have been sufficient. Fired bricks were also very useful for absorbing any heat generated throughout the day, and releasing it at night.

What type of bricks are available from ET Clay Products

If there's one thing we really know about at ET Clay Products, it's bricks! We stock literally thousands of bricks in every conceivable size, shape, colour and texture. Choosing the right brick for your building project can be pretty daunting when you are faced with such a massive assortment of bricks, but then that's why we have friendly and experienced staff always on hand to help that process go smoothly.

Wienerberger Dartmoor Heather Brick

The Wienerberger Dartmoor Heather Brick is a glorious red brick that has been a perennial favourite with our customers for quite some time. The enduring qualities of this versatile brick are the reason why customers continuously ask for this particular brick over many others.

Wienerberger Peak Bordeaux Brick

The Wienerberger Peak Bordeaux brick is a glorious red multi brick that is ideal for so many building projects that require a naturally rustic looking red brick.

Why build with bricks

A home that has been constructed out of bricks displays more than just a style. The bricks allow you to offer a personal reflection of the people who live in the property. With bricks the designs are endless, there are so many wonderful finishes that can be achieved. You can transform your home into a beautiful, living experience with countless ways to have bricks make a real statement about the sort of person you are. It really depends on the sort of look and feel you want to achieve, a classic or modern design, one that is quietly understated with traditional lines or boldly announced in a look that could well be years into the future. The simple fact is that bricks, unlike any other building material can make for an unmistakably individual home.

Why use weathered bricks?

At ET Clay Products, we frequently receive enquiries from customers regarding weathered bricks. There are many reasons why a client will need bricks that have a weathered appearance. Probably the most obvious reason for wanting weathered bricks will be for an extension to an existing brick built building.