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Engineering Bricks

Engineering bricks are a type of brick used where strength, low water porosity or acid resistance are needed.

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What are Engineering Bricks?

Engineering bricks are a type of brick used where strength, low water porosity or acid resistance are needed. They are used for their physical characteristics and not their appearance and are only classified by these properties.

Engineering bricks are rated as Class A or Class B, with Class A being the strongest but Class B being more common. Class A engineering bricks have a compressive strength greater than 125N/mm² and water absorption less than 4.5%.

Class B engineering bricks have a compressive strength greater than 75N/mm² and water absorption less than 7%.

Engineering bricks are most commonly a smooth red colour although blue engineering bricks are also widely available.

 

Where are Engineering Bricks Used?

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.

They’re almost as common as your standard facing brick but don’t have anywhere near the same variety of styles. This is partly because you don’t tend to pick them for their aesthetic qualities.

Engineering bricks are used for high load-bearing walls, and for damp proof courses.

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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

Engineering Brick Differences

In contrast with facing bricks, Engineering bricks do not have any requirement for colour or texture. Engineering bricks are traditionally used in civil engineering work.

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What is the difference between engineering bricks and normal bricks?

Engineering Brick Builds

The most common use for Engineering Bricks is for construction projects that require a strong, durable brick that can withstand a variety of damp and cold weather.

They are also great to use in construction that will be highly compressed as they are incredibly strong.

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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 Installation

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 Manufacturers

Class A & Class B Engineering Bricks

Class A engineering bricks have a compressive strength greater than 125N/mm² and water absorption less than 4.5%.

Class B engineering bricks have a compressive strength greater than 75N/mm² and water absorption less than 7%.

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

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Class A & Class B Engineering Bricks

Cheap Engineering Brick Prices

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

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Cheap Engineering Brick Prices

Buy Engineering Bricks Online

As well as ordering over the phone, customers can also buy engineering bricks 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 engineering bricks delivered quickly.

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Engineering Brick Suppliers

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

Our engineering bricks meet the highest Grade specifications.

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Engineering Brick Suppliers

Engineering Brick Delivery Locations

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

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

 

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