What are Facing Bricks?
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.
They are primarily used for the external walls of a building and so are generally chosen for their aesthetic qualities but they also must be weather resistant.
These bricks may lack the tensile strength of engineering bricks, which are used for structural brickwork, although bricks for facing can also be used for structural applications in some cases.
These bricks are designed to have a neat, even appearance. They also tend to be made from materials which are interesting to look at, since they will comprise the literal face of a building, and will be the first thing people encounter when approaching.
Where are Facing Bricks Used?
Facing bricks are the materials used in making of the facades, i.e. the principal front of the building. Facing bricks are manufactured with the purpose of being visible and thus offered in aesthetic and pleasing designs in the market.
They’re made with clay and manufactured to be weather resistant – something important in the UK’s classic wet & windy climate. There are two types of facing bricks: Wire cut (or extruded) bricks are made in a long rectangular column, and cut into multiple bricks of the same size.
Since their primary use is to make the look of the building aesthetic and pleasant, facing bricks are made of different kind of materials.
Mick George have a huge range of facing bricks with a variety of sizes, colours, textures and styles to suit any construction project.Order Facing Bricks Today
Why is it called a Facing Brick?
Face Bricks have aesthetic colours and features to be visible in a project, whereas the Commons Bricks appearance isn’t important since they are used in the interior parts of the walls or are to be rendered over.Order Facing Bricks
Engineering Brick & Facing Brick Differences
Popular Facing Brick colours
Facing 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.Order Facing Bricks
Facing Brick Manufacturers
The Mick George Group stock facing bricks from leading brick manufacturers, including Fonterra bricks, LBC bricks , Wienerberger bricks, London bricks and Ibstock bricks, to name just a few.Order Facing Bricks
How are Facing Bricks made
They are made from clay, moulded into shape (traditionally 2-by-4-by-8 inches) and fired or baked in a kiln.
The colour, hardness, durability and structure of bricks vary with the type of clay used, as well as added materials such as silica, length of time fired and the temperature of the firing.
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.Order Facing Bricks
Cheap Facing Brick Prices
Buy Facing Bricks Online
As well as ordering over the phone, customers can also buy facing 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 facing bricks delivered quickly.Order Facing Bricks
Facing Brick Suppliers
As with all of our building materials, our facing bricks are only sourced from approved brick suppliers throughout the world, ensuring the best possible quality.
Our bricks meet the highest Grade specifications.Order Facing Bricks
Facing Brick Delivery Locations
Courtesy of our expansive network quality brick sources and large fleet of vehicles, we’re able to deliver facing bricks quickly and efficiently to domestic, trade and commercial customers throughout Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire and Norfolk, as well as on a nationwide basis.
Facing Bricks delivery will occur within a 3-5 day period from ordering.
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