Imperial Bricks has invested £1.5million in a move to new, larger premises and development of state-of the-art machinery.
The new, four-acre site in Bridgnorth, Shropshire – in addition to two other storage facilities situated across the country – means Imperial now has the capacity to stock 12 million bricks in the UK. The new machinery has more than doubled the processing/finishing capacity of Imperial’s reclamation brick ranges and allows for further new product development.
As part of the move, Imperial has invested in new facilities dedicated to the large-scale production of tumbled bricks. This facility processes its new, traditionally-made bricks to achieve alternatives to reclaimed bricks, which can be difficult to source in volume. Bricks from this range have been used by developers such as Millwood Homes (supplied by Parker Building Supplies) on a number of new build housing developments in the South-East.
“We can now offer merchants new brick ranges and complementary products, as well as securing the reliable supply for which Imperial is recognised,” explained Jason Hughes, Managing Director of Imperial Bricks.