Imperial introduces first dual-faced brick 

Housing Tue, Aug 13, 2019 1:06 PM

Imperial Bricks, the leading supplier of traditional handmade, pressed, waterstruck and wirecut bricks, has introduced a new range of Pre-War Common bricks with a difference.

Unique to the UK and available from Imperial Bricks, the bricks are ‘dual-faced’, with one ‘clean’ face/header, and one weathered. This allows builders 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” explains 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.

Featured News

Specification news
New Rio windows leave home looking flush 

Life is now much sweeter for a Norfolk couple who are the first people to have...

Read More >>

Specification news
Langley provides swift liquid roofing system

For the refurbishment of the roof on Blake House, a City of London Corporation owned...

Read More >>

BUILDING PRODUCT LIBRARY - LATEST BROCHURES

Consort Electric Heating Solutions Brochure

Consort Electric Hea...
By Consort Equipment Pr...

Download Now >>

Fresh Wall Ventilators Brochure

Fresh Wall Ventilato...
By Glidevale

Download Now >>

SMARTPLY ULTIMA Brochure

SMARTPLY ULTIMA
By Medite

Download Now >>

SMARTPLY STRONGDECK Brochure

SMARTPLY STRONGDECK
By Medite

Download Now >>

BUILDING PRODUCT DIRECTORY - LATEST PRODUCTS

Ultima Spandrel Panels
Ultima Spandrel Panels

Our non-combustible cladding and fire resistance are of the utmost importance. The Spandrel panels...

Read More >>

JB Green
JB Green

Premium Type A timber batten for a wide range of applications.Made from slow-grown, kiln dried...

Read More >>

Wessex
Wessex

All of our concrete interlocking tiles can achieve an 'A+' rating (which has the lowest...

Read More >>

CONSTRUCTION VIDEOS - LATEST VIDEOS

Acoustic and Fire Retardant door blanks | James Latham | Moralt
Acoustic and Fire Retardant door blanks | James Latham | Moralt

Acoustic and Fire Retardant door blanks are available from any James Latham depot, Moralt Firesound...

Watch Now >>

Perforated metal - see ideas come to life
Perforated metal - see ideas come to life

More than a century of experience and limitless possibilities with high quality perforated products...

Watch Now >>

8 Airflow - Saffron Acres
8 Airflow - Saffron Acres

Saffron Acres is a social housing development in Leicester. Currently there will be 68 homes built,...

Watch Now >>