Facing bricks, as the name suggests, are produced to be used as facing, i.e. as the outside of the wall. These bricks are changed from other structural brickwork and carry a pretty clean and even appearance.
Following their primary use is to get the look of the building beautiful and comfortable, facing bricks are made of different kinds of materials.
Types Of Facing Bricks
Facing bricks are ready in various designs, options varying from classical to modern style, colours and textures. These bricks are customizable based on the user’s terms.
Produced in the same manner practised for thousands of years. A handmade brick slip shows the character that can be lost when machines do the work that a person would have traditionally performed showcasing the fact each hand maker is different and had his/her own individual technique.
If a brick slip is handmade, it’ll have a number of deliberate imperfections, sometimes crisp and well-formed within the frame and sometimes not. The edges and face may have folds and creases developed when the person touches the wet clay and throws the clay into the sand-covered frame.
Facing bricks - Intended to be visible
Facing bricks, as the name suggests, are produced to be used as facing, i.e. as the outside of the wall. These bricks differ from other structural brickwork and are clean and even appearance.
Their primary use is to get the look of the building beautiful and comfortable, facing bricks are made of different kinds of materials.
Facing bricks are available in various designs, options vary from classical to modern style and in a multitude of colours and textures. These bricks are customizable based on the user’s requirements.
Sometimes referred to as wire cut bricks extruded bricks are a modern type of facing brick that is produced when low moisture clay is extruded under pressure through a die.
They tend to be more uniform in shape and size than handmade soft mud bricks.
During manufacture a variety of textures like roller textures, sanded, texture, rustication, drag wired textures and even glazes can be applied.
Water Struck Brick
Offering the technical performance of a new brick whilst giving that soft look of reclaimed brick water struck bricks are manufactured using a modern take on a traditional process. High moisture surface alluvial clay is pressed into a mould and water is used as a lubricant to demould thus producing that much sought after reclaimed look.
Engineering bricks are essentially made to give an enhanced technical performance. This variety of facing bricks are used more for their physical characteristics rather than an aesthetic look. High compressive power and low water absorption are two of the major qualities of these bricks.
They are usually a smooth red colour although blue engineering bricks are ever-increasing in demand.
What Facing Bricks Can Be Used For
- Cavity walls
- Design of aesthetically appealing exterior walls
- Decorative Interior Walls
- Garden Walls