After several years of research and development, Imperial Bricks has announced a genuine replication of the original ‘London Stock’ brick. This traditional handmade yellow brick is said to feature a strong colour with characteristic shade variations, and an authentic coal-spotted face with distinctive textures.
The bricks are suitable for the restoring, renovating and extending of buildings in and around the capital, as well as new-build developments. Weathered Original London Stock is a strong-coloured brick, also available in a standard Original London Stock, and a dark weathered version that was created due to popular demand. All are available in imperial and metric sizing.
Jason Hughes, managing director of Imperial Bricks, said: “The Original London Stock is a blend that has been imitated, but not truly replicated, until now. It took a significant amount of development and testing to ensure the perfect coal-spotted appearance which would have originally come from the waste materials added to the clay. It’s ideal for heritage projects and conservation areas, as well as ‘in-fill’ developments across London and is fully frost-resistant to BS EN 771-1. The new brick complements Imperial’s existing Yellow Stock and Reclamation Yellow Stock ranges.
“Our brick-matching team are able to advise architects, developers, contractors and self-builders on the closest brick match, via our Brick Matcher app, over the phone or with samples and on-site visits.”