IBSTOCK BRICK LTD

LEICESTER ROAD
IBSTOCK
LEICESTERSHIRE LE67 6HS

Tel: 01530 261999
Fax: 01530 257457

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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.

Useful Resources:

Main Product Ranges:

 

Bricks, Pavers & Special Shapes:

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.

Ibstock Brick Slips:

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.

Traditional stock brick ranges:

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.

Refurbishment Bricks:

 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.

Glazed Bricks:

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.

Ibstock Linear Bricks:

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.

Ibstock Umbra:

The new range of Umbra shapes from Ibstock is designed to create intriguing and exciting shadow effects across a façade.

Elementix® Clay Rainscreen Cladding Systems:

Elementix® is a comprehensive range of clay rainscreen cladding systems developed to offer the specifier unrivalled choice in façade finishes.

Fireborn® Clay Rainscreen Cladding Systems:

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 Wall Elevations:

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.

Ibstock Ecological Products:

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
facing bricks

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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
rainscreen cladding

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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Fireborn Bricks

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Ibstock AA6606 Portfolio Glazed Brick
glazed bricks

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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
clay pavers

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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
tile bricks

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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
special brickwork

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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
Ibstock Brick

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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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ADHESIVES FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS BrickSlips .
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings .
ARCHITECTURAL Faience .
ARCHITECTURAL Terracotta .
BAT BOXES Bat Roosting Boxes for Pipistrelle Bats .
BLOCKS Clay Large Format
BLOCKS Decorative .
BLOCKS Facing .
BLOCKS Glazed .
BLOCKS Terracotta .
BRICK Cladding Systems Insulated
BRICK Faces .
BRICK Faces BS 4729:1990
BRICK Matching Service .
BRICK Modules Pre-Assembled
BRICK Panel Systems External
BRICK Prefabrication .
BRICK SLIPS Brick .
BRICKS Abrasion Resistant .
BRICKS Acid Resisting Anti-Acid
BRICKS BRE BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Standard .
BRICKS Clay .
BRICKS Clay BS EN 771-1 .
BRICKS Common: .
BRICKS Eco Habitat For Bats
BRICKS Eco Habitat For Swifts
BRICKS Engineering: .
BRICKS Engineering: Class B
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Black
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Blue
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Blue Shades
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Blue-Multi
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Brown Shades
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Brown-Multi
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Buff Shades
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Buff-Multi
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Burgandy
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Cream
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Cream-Multi
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Grey Shades
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Grey-Multi
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Orange
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Pink
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Purple-Multi
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Red
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Red Shades
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Red-Multi
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: White
BRICKS Facing, by Colour: Yellow
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Arch Set
BRICKS Facing, by Type: BS 4729
BRICKS Facing, by Type: BS EN 771-1
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Dragwire
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Feature Work
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Feature Work Pre-Assembled
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Glazed
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Glazed BS EN 771-1: F2
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Glazed BS EN 771-1: T2 R2
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Glazed Faience
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Glazed Hand Pressed
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Glazed Purpose Made Bespoke Colours
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Glazed Replacement
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Glazed Special Shapes
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Glazed Terracotta
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Hand Moulded Special Shapes
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Handmade
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Handmade BS EN 771-1
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Handmade Feature Work
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Handmade Imperial
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Imperial Matching
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Metric Module
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Modular Unit
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Plinth
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Pre-Assembled Units
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Pre-Assembled Units Feature
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Pre-Assembled Units Stack Bonded
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Pressed
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Purpose Made Bespoke
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Purpose Made Bespoke Decorative
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Purpose Made Bespoke Feature
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Reclaimed
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Restoration
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Rumbled Tumbled
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Rustic
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Salvage
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Sandfaced
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Sill Set
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Simulated Tile Hanging
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Smooth Faced
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Angle and Cant
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Angle Forming
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Archsets Arch Forming
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Bonded
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Bonding
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes BS 4729:1990
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes BS EN 771-1
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Bullnose
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Cills
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Dentil
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Longer Thinner
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Non-Standard
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Plinth
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Purpose Made Bespoke
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Radial
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Soldier
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Spiral
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Special Shapes Window Openings
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Stocks
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Textured
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Tile Appearance
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Universal Joint
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Waterstruck
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Weathered
BRICKS Facing, by Type: Wirecut
BRICKS Frost Resistant .
BRICKS Imperial Sizes .
BRICKS Nest Box .
BRICKS Ornamental .
BRICKS Ornamental Purpose Made .
BRICKS Paving: .
BRICKS Paving: Abrasion Resistant
BRICKS Paving: BS 3921:1985 Type FL
BRICKS Paving: BS 4729
BRICKS Paving: BS 6677
BRICKS Paving: BS 6677 Kitemark
BRICKS Paving: BS 6677:1986 Part 1 Type PA
BRICKS Paving: BS 6677:1986 Part 1 Type PB
BRICKS Paving: Coloured
BRICKS Paving: Cycleway
BRICKS Paving: Design Service
BRICKS Paving: Drainage Channel
BRICKS Paving: Edge Restraint
BRICKS Paving: Fittings
BRICKS Paving: Flexible
BRICKS Paving: Interlocking
BRICKS Paving: Kerb System
BRICKS Paving: Rigid
BRICKS Paving: Rough Faced
BRICKS Paving: Slip Resistant/Anti-Slip/Low Slip
BRICKS Paving: Smooth Faced
BRICKS Paving: Special Shapes
BRICKS Paving: Urban Drainage System SUDS
BRICKS Paving: Vehicular
BRICKS Perforated .
BRICKS Plinth System .
BRICKS Reclaimed .
BRICKS Refurbishment .
BRICKS Unfired Clay .
BRICKS Wall Capping .
BRICKWORK Component Systems .
BRICKWORK Decorative .
BRICKWORK Details Factory Made
BRICKWORK Information .
BRICKWORK Prefabricated Arches .
BRICKWORK Prefabricated Components .
BRICKWORK Prefabricated Panels .
BRICKWORK Prefabricated Panels Polychromatic
BRICKWORK Sculpture/Design .
CAPPINGS Brick .
CEILING TILES Ceiling Blocks Natural Clay
CEILING TILES Ceiling Blocks Thermal Stores Storage Passive Heating and Cooling
CEILING TILES Curved .
CHIMNEY Stacks Prefabricated
CHIMNEY Stacks Prefabricated Class 2 Appliances
CHIMNEY Stacks Prefabricated Twinwall Flue Combined
CHIMNEYS FACTORY BUILT AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
CHIMNEYS FACTORY BUILT Brick Pre-Assembled
CHIMNEYS FACTORY BUILT Brick Faced GRP .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Terracotta Facades .
CLADDING TILES Brick Strips .
CLADDING TILES Ceramic Glazed .
CLADDING TILES Ceramic Glazed BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
CLADDING TILES Ceramic Glazed CERAM Building Technology Endorsed
CLADDING TILES Ceramic Glazed CWCT Standard
CLADDING TILES Ceramic Glazed Rainscreen System
CLADDING TILES Clay .
CLADDING TILES Clay Pre-Assembled
CLADDING TILES Glazed Clay .
CLADDING TILES Glazed Clay BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
CLADDING TILES Glazed Clay CERAM Building Technology Endorsed
CLADDING TILES Glazed Clay CWCT Standard
CLADDING TILES Glazed Clay Rainscreen System
CLADDING TILES Pre-Assembled .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Pre-Assembled
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Faced Brick Faces
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Faced Insulated Panel Systems Brick Faces
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Faced Refurbishment Brick Faces
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL BrickSlip Panels .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL BrickSlips Brick Strips .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL BrickSlips Brick Strips Insulated Panel Systems
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Ceramic Tile Panels .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL External Wall Insulation Systems (EWI Systems) .See Also EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Faience .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Brickslips Brick Faces Brick Faced
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Refurbishment
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Render Finish BrickSlip Faced
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Rainscreen Systems .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta Panel .
COPINGS Brick .
COPINGS Clay .
COPINGS Interlocking System Locking Capping System
CORBELS Clay .
CORBELS Purpose Made .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Clay .
EDGING Bricks .
ETICS EXTERNAL THERMAL INSULATION COMPOSITE SYSTEMS .See Also EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS .
EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS Brick Faced AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS Brick Faced Brickslips
FACADE SYSTEMS EWI ETICS (External Wall Insulation Systems) .See Also EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS:
FACADE SYSTEMS Insulated .
FACADE SYSTEMS Insulated Render Systems Brickslip Faced
FACADE SYSTEMS Insulated Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Rainscreen Systems See Also RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS:
FACADES Composite .
FACADES Precast Concrete .
FACADES Precast Concrete Prefabricated Brick Masonry Design
FACADES Purpose Made .
FACADES Terracotta .
FAIENCE
FAIENCE Architectural .
FAIENCE Craftsmen .
FAIENCE Restoration .
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD BrickSlip Finish .
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD EWI ETICS (External Wall Insulation Systems) .See Also EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS:
KERB Units .
KERBS Clay .
MORTARS Pointing Repointing .
PAVERS Clay Brick .
PAVERS Clay Brick BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
PAVING Porous See Also PERMEABLE PAVING:
PERMEABLE PAVING Brick Pavers BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
PERMEABLE PAVING Brick Pavers SUDS Compliant (Sustainable Urban Drainage)
PERMEABLE PAVING SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) .
QUOINS Brick Prefabricated Special Shapes
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Brick .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Mortarless Brick .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta Glazed Ceramic Colours .
RESTORATION OF Faience .
TILES WALL Wall Tiles .
TILES, WALL Brick .
WALL Claddings External .
WINDOW SURROUNDS Brick Bullseyes Prefabricated .
AINSDALE Bricks
ALBANY Bricks
ALDERLEY Bricks
ALDRIDGE Bricks
ALLERSTON Bricks
ALNWICK Bricks
ALPINE Facing Brick
ANGLIAN Facing Brick
ARAGON Prefabricated Chimney Stacks
ARCADIAN Bricks
ARDEN Bricks
ARDINGLY Brick Arches
ARGYLL Bricks
ARRAN Bricks
ARTBURY Bricks
ARUNDEL Facing Brick
ASHBOURNE Bricks
ASHFIELD Brick Arches
ASHURST Arch Units
ASTON Bricks
ATHENA Bricks
ATHOL RED MULTI Facing Brick
ATLAS Bricks
AUDLEY Bricks
AVON Bricks
AZTEC Facing Brick
BALMORAL Bricks
BARCOMBE Facing Brick
BARDSLEY Brick
BARLASTON Bricks
BARLEY Bricks
BEAMISH Bricks
BECKLEY Bricks
BECKSTONE Bricks
BEECH Bricks
BEETHOVEN Bricks
BENTLEY Bricks
BERKSHIRE Bricks
BETLEY Bricks
BEVERN KILNWOOD Facing Brick
BEXHILL Bricks
BIRCHWOOD Bricks
BIRTLEY Facing Brick
BLACKWATER Bricks
BLYTHE Bricks
BORDER Facing Brick
BORROWDALE Facing Brick
BOSWORTH Brick Arches
BOWDEN Arch Units
BRACKEN Brick
BRADGATE Bricks
BRAMHALL Bricks
BRECKLAND Facing Brick
BREDHURST Brick Arches
BRETTON Facing Brick
BREUGHEL Bricks
BRICKPOINT Mortars
BRICKSHIELD Brick Faced Insulated Panel System
BRICKSHIELD Brick Faced External Wall Insulation EWI
BRICKTILE Brick Slips
BRICKWORK COMPONENTS Bricks
BRIDGEWATER Bricks
BRISTOL Facing Brick
BRORA Bricks
BRUNSWICK Bricks
BURNTWOOD Bricks
CALDERSTONE Bricks
CALEDONIAN Bricks
CALLERTON WEATHERED Facing Brick
CAPITAL Facing Brick
CAPLOCK Coping
CASTLETON Brick Arches
CATTYBROOK Facing Brick
CAVENDISH Brick
CHAILEY Brick
CHEDDAR Facing Brick
CHELSWORTH Brick Arches
CHESHIRE Bricks
CHESTER Bricks
CHESTERTON Bricks
CHEVIOT Bricks
CHILLINGHAM Bricks
CISSBURY Bricks
CLAYGATE Facing Brick
CLIPSTONE Bricks
CLYDE Bricks
COLERIDGE Bricks
COLONSAY Bricks
COLOUR Glazed Bricks
COLOUR SELECT Glazed Bricks
COMMERCIAL Bricks
COOKSBRIDGE Bricks
COOLVAULT Ceiling Tiles
COTTAGE Facing Brick
COUGHTON Bricks
CROWBOROUGH Facing Bricks
CUMBERLAND Facing Brick
DALTON Brick
DAYTONA Bricks
DEE Bricks
DEKBLOK Decking Supports
DEKPOST Decking Supports
DERWENT Brick
DERWENT Bricks
DEVA Bricks
DILSTON Bricks
DORKET Bricks
DORKING Facing Brick
DORNOCH Bricks
DORSET Bricks
DOUBLE ROCHFORD Brick Arches
DUBLIN Bricks
DULWICH Bricks
EARLSTON Bricks
EARLSWOOD Facing Brick
EASYANGLE Brick Joint
EASYARCH Arch Units
ECOTERRE Unfired Clay Bricks
ELELMENTIX ECO-FREEDOM Glazed Clay Rainscreen Cladding
ELEMENTIX Glazed Clay Rainscreen Cladding
ELEMENTIX® EXPRESS Rainscreen Cladding
ELEMENTIX® FREEDOM Rainscreen Cladding
ELGAR Bricks
ELHAM Arch Units
ELIZABETHAN Bricks
ELM Bricks
ETRURIA Brick
ETRUSCAN Facing Brick
FASTFLINT Flint Walling Blocks
FASTSTACK Prefabricated Chimney System
FASTWALL Brick Cladding Systems
FEATHERSTONE Bricks
FELBRIDGE Brick Arches
FIREBORN Clay Cladding Block
FUNTON Facing Bricks
GARDEN WALL Bricks
GAULT Bricks
GAYTON Bricks
GEORGIAN Facing Brick
GOLDEN BROWN Bricks
GRAINGER Facing Brick
GRAMPIAN Bricks
GRASMERE Bricks
GROSVENOR Bricks
HADRIAN Bricks
HAMSEY Facing Bricks
HANCHURCH Brick
HARDWICKE Bricks
HAREWOOD Bricks
HARLESTON Bricks
HARTFIELD Brick Arches
HARVEST ANTIQUE Bricks
HARVEST BARK Brick
HAWKSBURY Arch Units
HEARTED RED Brick
HEATHER Bricks
HEREFORD Facing Brick
HERITAGE Bricks
HERMIA Prefabricated Chimney Stacks
HEYFORD Brick Arches
HIMLEY Bricks
HOLBEACH Bricks
HOLBROOK Facing Bricks
HOLLINGTON Brick
HYLTON Bricks
HYPERLITE ARCH Arch Units
IMPERIAL LONDON Bricks
IMPERIAL SALVAGE Bricks
INTELLIGENT BRICKWORK Bricks
IVANHOE Bricks
IVORY Bricks
KARISMA Bricks
KATRINA Bricks
KENILWORTH Facing Brick
KENNETT Bricks
KEVINGTON Special Shaped Facing Bricks
KIELDER Bricks
KILCREGGAN Bricks
KIMPTON Brick Arches
KINGSTON Bricks
KINTYRE Bricks
KINVER Bricks
KURTZ Bricks
LAMBOURN Facing Brick
LANCASHIRE Bricks
LANGLEY Bricks
LANSDOWN Facing Brick
LAYBROOK Bricks
LAYBROOK SUDS Permeable Paving
LEICESTER Facing Brick
LENTON Facing Brick
LEYBURN Bricks
LINDUM Bricks
LINEAR Facing Brick
LITEARCH Arch Units
LOMBARD Facing Brick
LONDON RECLAIM Bricks
LOWRY Bricks
MACON Brick
MADELEY Brick
MALHAM Bricks
MALVERN Brick Arches
MANCUNIAN RED Facing Brick
MANOR Facing Brick
MANORIAL Brick
MAPLE Bricks
MAPLEWOOD Bricks
MARLBOROUGH Brick
MAYFIELD Brick
MELBOURNE Bricks
MELLOW ASHRIDGE Brick
MELLOW REGENT Brick
MELROSE Bricks
MELTON Bricks
MELTON Brick Arches
MERCIA Bricks
METROPOLITAN SMOOTH Facing Brick
MILBURN Facing Brick
MILGATE Bricks
MILLHOUSE Facing Brick
MINSTER Bricks
MONACO ROYALE Bricks
MONZA Bricks
MORPETH Bricks
NEW BURNTWOOD Bricks
NEW CAVENDISH Bricks
NEW DIANA Bricks
NEW SANDHURST Bricks
NEXUS Brick Faced Support Systems
NORTHDALE Bricks
NORTHERN BUFF Bricks
NORTHUMBRIAN Bricks
NOSTELL Bricks
NUTLEY BROWN Facing Brick
OAK Bricks
OAKHAM Bricks
OAKLEIGH Bricks
OAKWOOD Bricks
OATMEAL TEXTURED Brick
OLD TRINITY Bricks
OLDCOTT Brick
OLDE ENGLISH Bricks
ONYX BLACK Bricks
ORMONDE Bricks
OTHELLO Prefabricated Chimney Stacks
OTLEY Bricks
OTTERBURN Bricks
OXTON Bricks
OYSTER WHITE Bricks
PARHAM Bricks
PENDLEBURY Brick Arches
PENNINE PASTONE Facing Brick
PETWORTH Bricks
PEVENSEY Facing Brick
POPLAR Bricks
PRIORY Bricks
QUEENSBURY Facing Brick
RAINWORTH Bricks
RAVENHEAD Bricks
REIGATE Facing Brick
RIVINGTON Bricks
ROCHFORD Brick Arches
ROMAN Bricks
ROUGHDALES Facing Brick
ROYSTON Facing Brick
RUNNING WATERS Bricks
RUSKIN Bricks
RUSTIC Bricks
SANDAL GOLD Bricks
SANDALWOOD Brick
SEVENOAKS Bricks
SEVERN Bricks
SHARPTHORNE Bricks
SHERWOOD Bricks
SHIREOAK Bricks
SHYLOCK Prefabricated Chimney Stacks
SILIUS Prefabricated Chimney Stacks
SMOOTH PEARL WHITE Facing Brick
SMOOTH VILLAGE Bricks
SOUTHWARK Bricks
SOUTHWOLD Arch Units
SPECIAL BLACK Bricks
SPECIAL WHITE Bricks
STAFFA Bricks
STAFFORDSHIRE Facing Brick
STOKESAY Bricks
STONE-IN-STOCK Cast Stone Architectural Masonry
STRATFORD Bricks
STRATFORD Brick Arches
STRAW GOLD Brick
STRAW THATCH Brick
STRETON Arch Units
STUART Bricks
SURREY Facing Brick
SWANAGE Brick
SYDNEY Bricks
TATTERSHALL Bricks
TENBURY Arch Units
THAKEHAM Bricks
THAMES Bricks
THIRLMERE Bricks
THROCKLEY Bricks
TILEBRICK Bricks
TILLINGTON Brick Arches
TINTERN Arch Units
TIREE Bricks
TONBRIDGE Facing Bricks
TORRIDON Bricks
TOWNHOUSE Bricks
TRADESMAN Bricks
TRADITIONS Brickwork Components
TRAFFORD Facing Brick
TRENT Bricks
TRENTHAM Bricks
TUDOR Brick
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Making Light Work of Brick Faced Soffits

March 2016

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

March 2016

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.

Underslung soffits

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.

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