Imperial Bricks has introduced new restoration red and restoration Oxford yellow multi waterstruck bricks in response to increasing demand for regionally appropriate variations. These traditional handmade bricks are made using a relatively soft clay, with water used as the releasing agent for the moulding process, reportedly giving them a smoother appearance, while still retaining character. The new additions work well in the renovation of period properties, extensions, boundary walls as well as high-end new builds.
Bricks vary in colour and composition across the UK, and Imperial’s range of 50+ handmade, wirecut and pressed bricks includes options for every region. The restoration Oxford yellow multi waterstruck brick is designed to suit properties found across Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, East Coast and East Anglia. A standard version without a weathered finish is also available. The brick was recently used on a Grade 1 listed castle in Kent for a sensitive repair and stabilisation project.
The restoration red waterstruck is suitable for most regions across the UK. “We have a sustainable supply of both new bricks which are fully tested to BS EN 771-1 and F2 rated for frost-resistance,” adds Jason Hughes, managing director of Imperial Bricks. “They can be found in our Brick Matcher app, which offers an on-the-go guide to our complete range, available for iPhones and Android phones.”