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Deep reveals and soffits are an increasingly popular design feature that adds an extra depth and dimension to masonry facades. To be able to create these effects the surrounding brickwork bonding is carried over the openings, whilst still maintaining an exposed brick soffits. Underslung soffits are recommended...

Water Struck bricks are made using the same principal process as soft mud. However, the releasing agent is water rather than sand, which gives a unique, traditional-looking finish to it. As the clay sides out of the moulds an unusual surface finish is created, which, after...

Cast stone has been used as a building material for hundreds of years. It is a portland cement-based architectural precast concrete product, made to incorporate high-quality fine and coarse aggregates. The wet cast stone manufacturing process provides the stone with close-grained, smooth dense surfaces, which...

Architectural masonry provides a decorative facing concrete block with design quality and dimensional accuracy. It is a material which can be used as part of the internal or external leaf, providing a clean, maintenance-free solution. Manufactured from a mix of top quality limestone aggregates and...

The first step in producing brick is crushing and grinding the raw materials in a separator and a jaw crusher. Then, the blend of ingredients desired for each particular batch is selected and filtered before being sent on to one of three brick shaping processes—extrusion,...

As the year of 2019 comes to a close, we here at Search A Brick would like to take the time to wish you a Happy New Year, and wish you a successful 2020. https://vimeo.com/376145666 A Look Back On 2019: With Lee’s expert knowledge in the field, and...

Natural clay minerals, including kaolin and shale, make up the main body of brick. Small amounts of manganese, barium, and other additives are blended with the clay to produce different shades, and barium carbonate is used to improve brick's chemical resistance to the elements. Many...

When it comes to building a brick home or extension or renovating an existing brick built property, selecting the right type of brick for your project is very important. There is lots to consider. Tone, texture and form all come into play. The cheapest types of...

The rate for bricklayers can depend on the skills held by the individual. As well as this, how complex the job and/or area is can affect the price. The estimated rate for a highly skilled worker can be between £140-£200 per day. Compared to a semi-skilled...

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