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Blocks and bricks

Durable, weight-bearing blocks or bricks for use in masonry.

Bricks are common ceramic construction blocks available in standard shapes and sizes, and usually comprise clay and shale. Bonded with mortar, bricks are used in permanent structures. Facing bricks may be manufactured, hand moulded or wire-cut for different aesthetic effects. Engineering bricks are designed for performance with increased resistance to ice and thaw and higher tensile strength. Air bricks and clay bridging ducts provide ventilation through cavity walls.

Cement blocks or breeze blocks may offer a cheaper alternative, sometimes injected with colour pigments for visual effect. Reconstituted stone blocks contain stone fragments bonded with cement.

Brick and block cutting services cut and bond bricks to specific angles to suit design requirements. Brick and blockwork reinforcement strengthens masonry, for example using stainless steel reinforcing bars or expanded metal lath.

Source blocks, bricks, brick reinforcement materials and cutting services on this page.

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AAB
Established in the UK for over 20 years, AAB is the wholly-owned UK subsidiary of the leading Dutch brick producer De Risjwaard Baksteen. The company supplies over 400 brick types from De Rijswaard...
 
Acheson & Glover
Acheson & Glover specialise in the manufacture of paving flags and blocks, retaining walls and architectural masonry. Acheson & Glover are an innovative technology driven company using adv...
 
Aggregate Industries - Masterblock concrete blocks
Aggregate Industries is a major manufacturer and supplier of construction materials. The Masterblock aggregate concrete blocks offer the industry complete solutions for both commercial and housing ...
 
Aggregate Industries - Roofing and Walling
Aggregate Industries manufacture high-quality reconstructed stone alternatives which retain the essential characteristics of original natural stone roofing tiles and walling from which they are mod...
 
Ancon
Ancon designs and manufactures a wide range of high integrity structural fixings for use in masonry and concrete construction. Ancon’s technical services team will advise on correct product or mate...
 
Bekaert Bradford UK Limited
Bekaert is a global leader in the development and production of steel wire based materials used in the manufacture of many products around the world. In the building and construction sectors, Bekae...
 
Betafence Limited
Betafence is a worldwide leader in Perimeter Security Solutions. A global manufacturer of innovative fencing, gates, automation, access control and integrated solutions. Their comprehensive ran...
 
Brett Landscaping
Brett are one of the UK's leading manufacturers of high quality paving and landscaping products suitable for use within both commercial and domestic applications - including driveway paving, na...
 
Cast Iron Air Brick Company
UK Manufactured Period and Contemporary Cast Iron ventilation and drainage grilles, many available from stock. Suitable for "wow" factor Interior designers, architects and landscapers lo...
 
CEMEX UK
With over 100 years experience and over 60,000 employees in more than 50 countries, CEMEX is one of the world’s leading suppliers of building materials. In the UK, it is a leading supplier of rea...
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