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Red coloured bricks are the most common colour for residential buildings, however ensuring the correct colour match is of great importance.

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What are Red Bricks?

Red coloured bricks are the most common colour for residential buildings, however ensuring the correct colour match is of great importance.

Red Bricks are usually merged by interlocking techniques using mortar or adhesives and can be built-up into complex shapes and designs.

Red bricks are made by mixing clay, water, and aggregate together. They have been around for more than 10,000 years ago and are still extremely common today.

Red bricks are small and easy to handle, can be extremely strong in compression, are durable and low maintenance.

There are three main types of red 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.

Where are Red Bricks Used?

Traditional red bricks are considered to be more robust, and structures constructed with them are stronger than hollow block structures.

Red bricks can be used as a structural material for the construction of structures like buildings, foundations, arches, pavement and bridges. These can be also used for aesthetic purposes like landscaping, facing works and many other architectural purposes.

Red brick houses can last at least 100 years with minimal maintenance. With regular care and attention, including mortar repointing, red brick houses can last 500 years or more.

Red bricks create very little waste and produces less environmental pollution, hence they are eco-friendly and degrade completely. The compressive strength of a red brick is good enough for any ordinary construction.

We have a wide range of red bricks available, from facing bricks to engineering bricks, we can supply you with the right style, quality and quantity for construction on new projects or repairing existing areas.

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Different types of Red Bricks

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

Red Brick Importance

The most important thing that it is used to construct a wall during construction. Red brick masonry walls are load-bearing structures. They divided the space into various rooms along with fire protection, sound/noise insulation, and thermal insulation.

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Red Bricks Importance

What Makes Bricks Red

An oxidising kiln atmosphere also has an excess of oxygen. During firing, the minerals in the clay give colour to the brick as they absorb oxygen.

Iron oxide is one of the most important minerals in clay for giving colour. It is what gives that typical red colour of a brick.

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Why are Red Bricks Red

Red Brick Installation

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

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Red Brick Manufacturers

The Mick George Group stock red 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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Red Brick Manufacturers

Red Brick Weight

You can expect an average brick weight to be about 5 pounds (2.27 kg) for a standard red clay brick. The standard size measures to be 8-inch by 2 1/4-inch by 4-inch.

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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Cheap Red Brick Prices

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

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Cheap Red Brick Prices

Buy Red Bricks Online

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

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Red Brick Suppliers

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

Our red bricks meet the highest Grade specifications.

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Red Brick Delivery Locations

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

Red brick delivery will occur within a 3-5 day period from ordering.

 

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