The new dual-faced bricks from Imperial Bricks allow for a range of design opportunities in both new-build and major refurbishments.
Imperial Bricks, a supplier of traditional handmade, pressed, waterstruck and wirecut bricks, has introduced a new range of Pre-War Common bricks with a difference: the bricks are ‘dual-faced’, with one ‘clean’ face/header, and one weathered. This allows housebuilders to use either face, whether matching up to existing brickwork for RMI, using the ‘clean’ or weathered faces or create a blend of mixed finishes to add character.
“The Pre-War Common is a diverse brick,” explained Jason Hughes, Managing Director at Imperial. “It has one clean face and header, with the other side featuring tonal weathering for a natural appearance, so creating unique blends is within anyone’s reach.
“This means housebuilders can use a single brick style that allows for different finishes. It’s a cost-effective solution that allows for more creativity and character with less stock ordered, handled and transported.”
The dual-faced brick is available from a reliable, sustainable supply, in a standard metric size suitable for new build, restoration or refurbishment.
With a characteristic red and orange base, pale flashings and dark overburns, the Pre-War Common brick is hydraulically pressed and was a popular brick type for 19th and 20th century housing across North West England.
This new brick is one of more than 50 shades and styles of bricks offered by Imperial. The company was established in 2010, and sells 15 million bricks a year.