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There are three main types of bricks – facing bricks, engineering bricks and common bricks.

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What are Brick Types?

There are three main types of bricks facing bricks, engineering bricks and common bricks. However, there are many more variations, styles and manufacturing processes that make different bricks suitable for different jobs.

Facing bricks are the most popular type of brick and have been the façade material of choice in the UK for thousands of years, particularly in the housing market.

Engineering bricks have high compressive strength and low water absorption. They are used for their physical characteristics and not their appearance and are only classified by these properties.

Despite their name, common bricks are actually the least common brick types in the UK. They tend to have lower compressive strengths than facing bricks or engineering bricks and are generally lower quality. There is also less focus put into a consistent appearance on common bricks.

 

Where are different Brick Types Used?

Bricks are still in common use today for the construction of walls and paving and for more complex features such as columns, arches, fireplaces and chimneys.

Facing bricks are the material used to make up the façade of a building – for example, the external walls of a house. These are often chosen for their aesthetic qualities and weather resistance.

They were traditionally used in civil engineering and are most suitable for applications where strength and resistance to frost attack and water are important. Examples of situations where engineering bricks are used include ground-works, manholes, sewers, retaining walls and damp proof courses.

Common bricks are good for building shared walls or a second internal wall layer. They’re usually covered with render or other materials, as they’re not made for aesthetic and can be inconsistent in colour.

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Different types of Bricks

There are three main types of bricks – facing bricks, engineering bricks and common bricks. However, there are many more variations, styles and manufacturing processes that make different bricks suitable for different jobs.

Facing bricks are the most popular type of brick and have been the façade material of choice in the UK for thousands of years, particularly in the housing market.

Engineering bricks have high compressive strength and low water absorption. They are used for their physical characteristics and not their appearance and are only classified by these properties.

Despite their name, common bricks are actually the least common brick types in the UK. They tend to have lower compressive strengths than facing bricks or engineering bricks and are generally lower quality.

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Different types of Bricks

Most Popular Brick Types

Burnt clay bricks are the oldest and most widely used construction material. These are superior quality bricks and are used in the construction of many vital structural members like walls, columns, foundation, etc.

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Most Popular Brick Types

Best Brick Type For Houses

First-class bricks are the best of the burnt clay brick classifications. These high-quality bricks have a standard shape, smooth surface, and increased durability and strength. Best For: Made for a variety of purposes, burnt clay bricks are the most versatile brick used in modern construction.

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Best Brick Type For Houses

Brick Installation

It’s not a project for the casual homeowner without handyman skills. A brick wall, which will require mortar, is a difficult project. Experts say that you shouldn’t even try to build a brick wall over 4 feet high (1.2 meters) on your own unless you are an experienced bricklayer.

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Brick Manufacturers

The Mick George Group stock bricks from leading brick manufacturers, including Fonterra bricks, LBC bricks , Wienerberger bricks, London bricks and Ibstock bricks, to name just a few.

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Brick Types Manufacturers

Brick Sizes

The standard co-ordinating size for brickwork is 225 mm x 112.5 mm x 75 mm (length x depth x height). This includes 10 mm mortar joints, and so the standard size for a brick itself is 215 mm x 102.5 mm x 65 mm (length x depth x height).

Luckily, The Mick George Group have an excellent range of colours and styles to choose from, we have the perfect brick for any kind of construction project.

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Brick Types Sizes

Cheap Brick Prices

Recognised as a major supplier of all types of building materials, the Mick George Group offer cheap brick prices across its entire range.

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Cheap Brick Types Prices

Buy Brick Online

As well as ordering over the phone, customers can also buy different brick types online, 24-7 at their convenience.

The process is extremely simple and will only take a few minutes.

Customers can view exactly what they want, retrieve all the information they need and have the bricks delivered quickly.

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Brick Suppliers

As with all of our building materials, our different brick types are only sourced from approved brick suppliers throughout the world, ensuring the best possible quality.

Our bricks meet the highest Grade specifications.

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Brick Delivery Locations

Courtesy of our expansive network quality brick sources and large fleet of vehicles, we’re able to deliver brick types quickly and efficiently to domestic, trade and commercial customers throughout Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire and Norfolk, as well as on a nationwide basis.

Brick types delivery will occur within a 3-5 day period from ordering.

 

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