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Hydraulically pressed red and orange brick, with pale flashings and dark 'overburns' giving a unique and distinctive face. Popular for 19th and 20th century housing across North West England.

Available in standard metric size.

Fully frost-resistant to BS EN 771–1.

Standard product features


215 x 102.5 x 65 mm.


Red/ orange.

Technical characteristics:

  • Dimensional tolerance: T2.
  • Range category: R2.
  • Durability (freeze/ thaw resistance): F1.
  • Active soluble salt content: S2.
  • Compressive strength: 44.8 N/mm².
  • Water absorption: 22%.

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45-80-50/316 Clay bricks

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Product reference

Pre War Common

Manufacturer details

Grindle House Farm,
Grindle Road,
Grindle Near Shifnal,
Shropshire, TF11 9JR
Tel +44 (0)1952 750816
Fax +44 (0)1952 750858
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