Brick manufacturer Hanson UK has launched its most sustainable stock brick range.
Made at the company’s new factory in Measham, Leicestershire, Hanson EcostockTM consists of 16 soft-mud bricks which combine a consistent quality, high aesthetic appeal with low-carbon credentials.
Hanson EcostockTM reflects the sustainable manufacturing process at the new £50 million factory. Measham is the largest ‘soft-mud’ brick plant in Europe and has been designed to combine locally sourced recycled raw materials with low energy, low waste processes to make stock bricks with the lowest embodied CO2 available.
Jim Claydon, managing director of Hanson Building Products, said: “The manufacture of the EcostockTM range uses 50% less energy than is used to make other stock bricks.”
Hanson EcostockTM offers builders a variety of finishes, comprising thrown and pressed bricks in a range of colours – from plain reds and buffs to bricks with blackened and white faces that give an aged, reclaimed look.
Hanson Ecostock TM is included in the company’s comprehensive new brick guide, which contains all of the company’s range of clay products and brands – Ecostock TM, Cradley, Red Bank and the original London brick.