IBSTOCK BRICK LTD
Suppliers of: facing bricks clay paving bricks glazed Facing Brick special shapes bricks terracotta blocks
Ibstock is the UK’s biggest brickmaker. With 20 factories nationwide and a range of over 500 different bricks as well as brick slips & rainscreen cladding systems.
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Main Product Ranges:
Ibstock manufacture a large range of facing bricks, engineering bricks, paving bricks & blocks in standard and special shapes. Our online Brick Product Selector will help you to identify the right products for your project.
We are the largest manufacturer and supplier of slip bricks. Virtually any of over 360 different brick types are available as a slip brick. In addition our large format Fireborn and Elementix products are available as a cladding tile.
The Ibstock range of traditional stock bricks are manufactured at our smaller brickworks that have been producing bricks for centuries. They all use traditional techniques, with many of the bricks made by hand, giving them a distinctive character.
Restoration and refurbishment projects are often more demanding in terms of their brick requirements. Not only do they need to match up on colour but also in size. Ibstock offers the most comprehensive range of bricks in a variety of sizes taking into account regional demands for brick types and sizes.
With a choice of six vibrant gloss colours, the new colour™ range from Ibstock is a major breakthrough in service, offering quick delivery and superb value for money. The use of real ceramic glazed bricks is a practical option to add stunning highlights to your building projects.
This exciting new range creates a dramatic and elongated effect which accentuates the linearity of a façade. Linear’s distinctive dimension gives complete flexibility and extends design options, bringing a variety of effects to any building exterior.
The new range of Umbra shapes from Ibstock is designed to create intriguing and exciting shadow effects across a façade.
Elementix® is a comprehensive range of clay rainscreen cladding systems developed to offer the specifier unrivalled choice in façade finishes.
Fireborn® has extended its range of products and now offers even more alternatives. The popular large format clayblocks are now available in a range of new colours, textures and a new size up to 490mm.
Tilebrick replicates a tile-hung wall elevation without any of the hassle involved in traditional tile hanging. Tilebrick is also more robust than vertical tiling and is virtually maintenance free.
At Ibstock we have taken some of our environmental ideas and put them into action - creating a range of eco-products that can help meet the special environmental needs of a site - often now a requirement of the planning process. The importance of creating eco-habitats is now recognised in the Code for Sustainable Housing.
Further technical information, design galleries, CPD information and useful resources are available on the Instock Brick website.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
Birtley Bricks Brochure
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Blues Smooth Brick
Staffordshire Slate Blue Smooth Brick
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Brickshield Clay Brick Slips
BrickShield Natural Clay Brick Slips
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Browns Brick Range
Cheddar Brown bricks
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Buffs Brick Range
buffs brick range
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Eco Brick Products
Eco Habitats for Bats & Swifts, Discrete single bat brick.
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Elementix Rainscreen Cladding
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Fireborn Bricks
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Glazed Brick
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Greys Brick Range
greys brick range
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Linear Brick Range
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Pavers Range
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Reds Brick Range
red brick range
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Specials Shape Bricks
Special Shaped Bricks
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Tilebrick
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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Umbra Brick & Clay Products
Innovative Use of Brick & Clay Products
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Ibstock Brick Selector Spring 2015
INSPIRED IDEAS IN BRICK
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Ibstock BrickShield External Wall Insulation Brochure
Brickshield® is a new, insulated, external wall cladding system with a real brick finish
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Ibstock Chailey Bricks Brochure
BEAUTIFUL INDIVIDUALLY CRAFTED BRICKS
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Ibstock Elementix Rainscreen Cladding Brochure
Rainscreen Cladding Manual
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Ibstock Everyday Range of Special Bricks
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Ibstock Exclusives Bricks Brochure
Precisely formed bricks
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Ibstock Kevington Special Shape Brickwork
brickwork special shape and masonry fabrication, Arches, Arch Selector & Easy Arch
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Ibstock Leicester Brick Range Brochure
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Ibstock Nexus Underslung Soffits Leaflet
Brick Faced Support System
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Ibstock SUDS Paver leaflet
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Ibstock Sustainability Brochure
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Ibstock Swanage Bespoke Bricks Brochure
TRADITIONAL AND BESPOKE STOCK BRICKS
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Ibstock Tilebrick Brochure
Tilebrick MORTARLESS BRICKWORK APPEARANCE
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Ibstock West Hoathly Brick Brochure
IBSTOCK BEAUTIFUL INDIVIDUALLY CRAFTED BRICKS
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Making Light Work of Brick Faced Soffits
Making Light Work of Brick Faced Soffits
Posted on 13 November, 2015
Creating flawless brick-faced soffits and lintels has now become much simpler and quicker, thanks to a new lightweight stainless steel based system developed by two industry-leading companies – brick support specialist Ancon Building Products and Ibstock Kevington national manufacturer of brickwork and masonry special shapes and prefabricated components.
The new Nexus® system combines a specially developed Ibstock Kevington lightweight brick-faced steel unit with Ancon’s tried and tested MDC stainless steel bracket angle support system. The system offers contractors easier handling coupled with maximum adjustability, both vertically and horizontally, for quick and simple alignment on site.
The new system offers considerable benefits over traditional cast concrete alternatives – cutting weight by more than half, which in most cases will allow the brick-faced units to be installed without specialist lifting equipment, and significant savings in installation time – making it particularly appropriate for fast-track or time-limited projects.
Individual Nexus® units are designed and prefabricated off-site to suit different soffit dimensions, even modern deep soffits, so there is no cutting required on-site. They are simply offered up to the pre-fixed and pre-drilled Ancon MDC support system and then bolted into position using T-head bolts. The quality design allows units to be simply adjusted for perfect alignment and, once in position, all that is left is for the brick facing to be pointed for a seamless match with the main brickwork.
Nexus units can be fabricated using virtually any brick or masonry with the chosen product being specially selected and precision cut, generally from the same batch as the main façade to ensure a perfect visual match. Various brick patterns can also be specified to match individual project designs and styles.
All system components are of the highest quality, and engineered for economy and durability, with slips permanently bonded to the high grade stainless steel Nexus system using a BBA accredited bonding system. Nexus has been independently tested for long term durability by Lucideon, the independent global experts in materials testing, analysis and consultancy.
Ibstock Kevington Sales Director, Warren Dean said, “Nexus ® is an exciting new development that brings together the combined experience and expertise of two major companies – each market leaders in their own area. The advanced design will not only make it easier and quicker to specify and install modern brick-faced soffit and lintel features in a range of different building applications, but the two-part design means it will be far easier to achieve perfect alignment with the main brickwork façade.”
Further details and technical specifications for the Nexus® system are available in a new 4-page brochure, available to download
Designed to succeed
Designed to succeed
Posted on 28 October, 2015
Design flexibility, long-term performance and strong sustainability credentials ensure that brick is often the answer when it comes to availability and the creation of stunning and iconic buildings.
Andrew Halstead-Smith, Group Marketing Manager at Ibstock, the UK’s largest brick maker, highlights some current brick trends making significant contributions to award-winning architectural triumphs
The ongoing development of cutting-edge, brick-based construction solutions continues to offer the architectural and specification sector highly innovative and flexible design options for homes and commercial properties. Such design prowess, as well as brick’s proven sustainable credentials is also underpinned by a brick industry commitment to continued product and production advancement.
With numerous examples of brick at the centre of striking and award-winning design, it is evident that with its wide-range of shapes, colours, finishes and deployment possibilities, brick is increasingly being selected to help differentiate and enhance design solutions. The advent of more variety in product design, colour options and varied finishes is a reflection of the industry’s response to satisfy demand and react to trends for increasingly diverse and innovative brick-based solutions. Some of the more popular are outlined below.
Linear bricks for dramatic and elongated effect
A popular solution to enhance building aesthetics is through the use of elegant, high performance thin-sized bricks.
Ibstock’s Linear range provides over 70 bespoke product choices to architects and specifiers, with the thin-sized brick offering a dramatic and elongated effect which accentuates the linearity of the facade. It gives the opportunity to juxtapose the use of a traditional building material with a contemporary design style. Linear bricks are increasingly specified on a number of memorable building exteriors across both the public and private sectors.
Texture and Colour
In terms of specific design trends for brick, texture and unique colours are increasingly being used as design features. Both work well to differentiate surfaces, whether within the same design or from other buildings, and there is now a vast array of textures and colours on the market to choose from. The specification of non-earth colours such as black, white and grey is increasing significantly.
Glazed finish for visual appeal
Projects as diverse as Anglian Ruskin University, the Emirates Stadium, West Hampstead Station and Humberside Divisional Police Headquarters, are just a few of the many award-winning architectural examples where the use of glazed brick has helped to enhance the overall visual appeal of the structure. Examples where the brick finish glows in the dark, or where the use of glazed bricks has given body and density to a building, are prime illustrations.
Manufactured from ultra-pure clays specially selected for their high quality and unique properties, glazed bricks attain the highest possible standards of performance and finish to satisfy the most demanding of tasks. The carefully selected ceramic glazes are chosen to match the clay bodies for optimum durability.
‘In and Out’ & brick bond innovation
Alongside the increased use of alternative shape, texture and colour options to enhance design, the use of visual effects to add style to brickwork is gaining real traction. Experimentation with textures and different combinations of bonds using exciting new brickwork techniques is adding distinctive style to all manner of structures ranging from homes to hospitals and statement buildings alike. So-called ‘in and out’ techniques, using recessed and projecting brickwork, as well as the use of bonding innovations such as Stack (where there is no overlap between adjacent bricks) or Saxon (comprising a regular pattern of soldier and stretcher bricks repeated at alternative courses), are just a few examples of an increasing desire to utilise brick to provide alternative rhythm, scale and expression to building facades.
Complementing the use of texture, colour and finish, the ability to combine brick with unusual and visually arresting design is being underpinned through technical solutions such as underslung soffits. Deep reveals and soffits are becoming, for example, an increasingly fashionable feature for homes. To create the effects, the surrounding brickwork bond is carried over the openings while still maintaining an exposed brick soffit without a requirement for unsightly exposed supporting steelwork. Underslung soffits are an ideal solution for designs where unusually shaped and long openings need to be catered for, or where there is restricted access or little or no bearing surface available.
Brick has for centuries been the traditional cladding material for the country’s buildings. Offering economic, endurance and choice advantages, it has for generations inspired the architectural community to produce work of vision and wide scale appeal.
As tastes change and new trends take hold, it is clear that brick, through advances in size, finish and use, is set to maintain its pre-eminent position as the building material of choice. Readily available, it will continue to create exciting building facades to last a lifetime.