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Forterra dispatches first bricks from new Desford factory

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Brick maker Forterra has dispatched the first load of bricks from its new Desford factory in Leicestershire, the biggest and most efficient manufacturing plant in Europe. The company has invested £95 million into future-proofing the factory to achieve outstanding overall equipment effectiveness while upgrading production capacity to 185 million bricks …

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Product availability returning to pre-Covid levels

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Overall product availability is good and returning to pre-Covid levels, according to  Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group. That said, some bricks, blocks, plasterboard and roofing products are occasionally still subject to disruption or allocation, although lead times for these products are now far lower than earlier in the …

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New website to Showcase Imperial Brick Tile range

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Imperial Bricks’ stunning feature-wall Brick Tiles can now be seen in their full glory on www.imperialbricktiles.co.uk. The new website shows the full range of products available, which has proved popular with interior designers and homeowners alike since the launch late last year. A handy coverage calculator, installation instructions, and an …

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Forterra’s inner-city masterpieces win at Brick Awards 2019

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Building products manufacturer Forterra is celebrating after a successful night at the Brick Development Association’s Brick Awards 2019, where it picked up three awards for The Interlock and was highly commended for York House. The Interlock – a newly-built, five-storey building in London’s Fitzrovia, which blends historic and contemporary aesthetics …

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Ibstock collaborates with Architectural Association School of Architecture


Ibstock Brick has joined forces with the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) to look at the important role that brick plays in helping to create buildings and spaces that can transform communities and inspire people to work and live better. The partnership between Ibstock and the AA will see …

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New ‘dual-faced’ Burwell Gault Brick

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Imperial Bricks has launched a second brick with its new ‘dual-faced’ finish: the Weathered Burwell Gault. A hard-textured, handmade brick with some golden buff shades and some greys, it’s traditionally seen in Cambridge, Suffolk, and other Southern counties. Imperial’s new brick is already in high demand. “While every face of …

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Brick fan makes arresting collection

Over 3,500 bricks have been collected over a decade by former police sergeant Mark Cranston, who is storing them in is garden shed. Mark Cranston from Jedburgh on the Scottish Borders was looking for a doorstop for the shed and  found a white painted brick from a former Ayrshire colliery …

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Wienerberger introduces new red multis to growing brick collection

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Wienerberger is expanding its brick product offering by launching two new clay facing bricks. Both the Lingmoor Heather and Capelwick Multi Stock bricks are vibrant red multi, sanded products, featuring flashing in buff, blue and black tones to add character and create an attractive blend of colours. Made at Wienerberger’s …

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Wienerberger bricks create impressive façades

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Facing bricks from Wienerberger, leading supplier of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, were used to create beautiful façades on the award-winning Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery project in Cambridge’s new Eddington development. A joint venture by the University of Cambridge and Cambridge City Council, Storey’s Field offers Eddington residents …

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Bricks boost for Berkshire builders

Jewson is helping builders of Wokingham get their hands on more everyday building products like bricks and timber with a brand new, bigger branch. Increased customer demand means the builders’ merchant has moved from Barkham Road to a 2936 square metre site on Molly Millars Lane. The new branch also …

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