Elephant Brick Co

Melbourne | Adelaide | Ballarat

+61 (0)473 612 167

©2020 by Elephant Brick Co.

ELEPHANT BRICK CO

All Handcrafted

All Unique

All Timeless

 

OUR PRODUCTS

All Handcrafted. All Unique. All Timeless.

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Sandstocks are characterised by deep elephant skin creasing giving them a wonderful character. So what makes a genuine sandstock? They are made using the "Sandstruck" method in which the clay is pressed into moulds dusted with fine sand. Fake varieties don't develop this unique texture and whilst commonly associated with heritage brick styles, sandstocks can also come in more contemporary colour styles.

So whats "Vintage Modern", well ask 10 people you are likely to get 10 different answers but to us its quite simple, Vintage Modern is our range of bricks in which we combine our traditional brick making techniques with non-traditional brick colours.

Like the look of the classic old red brick or brick tile. The old red brick has a long history starting with handmade convict bricks all the way to primitive extruded wirecut bricks. We offer a full range of "old red bricks" ranging from the most traditional sandstocks and smoother waterstruck varieties.

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Ochres are natural clay earth pigments which have been used for centuries for generating ancient earthy colourings. Ochres range in colour from yellow and reds to deep orange and browns. Our Ochre Collection Bricks are traditional handmade bricks and brick tiles featuring colour hues that mirror the natural pigments found in these early colourings.

Bricks are perfect for paving applications as they have high compressive strength and are naturally slip resistant, even when wet. Unlike concrete pavers that have dull textures and monotonous colours, handmade bricks offer subtle texture and colour variations.

Bricks tiles, also known as brick slips or brick cladding are simply a slimline brick, typically 22mm thick. Due to their slimline nature, they can be used as a tile to cover walls and floors in a manner similar to ceramic tiles. The best feature of brick tiles is that they are genuine brick, they are not brick patterned wall paper or plastic brick looking cladding.

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Linear bricks were once widely used but fell out of favour with mass production and the standardisation of bricks. However, the use of linear bricks are becoming increasingly popular again as they offer a dramatically different look over standard size bricks.

Too often compromises are made when it comes to heritage restoration. One of the most important aspects of heritage restoration is brick matching, and brick matching is not just about colour, it is also about size and especially texture. We have a range of bricks designed specifically for heritage restoration.

Glazed Bricks and Brick Tiles provide an elegant and stylish option for residential and commercial interiors and exteriors. Each handcrafted brick or brick tile is created by our skilled brickmakers, before being coated in a specialist glaze and fired in the kilns, producing a softly undulating and tactile surface, forming the beautiful character of the product. These glazed bricks tiles are suitable for both walls and floors.

 

ABOUT US

At Elephant Brick Co we make bricks and brick tiles using traditional techniques, we also scour the world looking for the best artisan brickmakers. We do this as artisan brickmaking produces bricks that are unique, elegant and have timeless character. These are simply features that can not be recreated by mass production techniques.


The result are bricks and brick tiles where each one is unique, producing stunning heritage and architectural designs. All this is done while maintaining the highest standards in ethical manufacturing and trading.

 

CONTACT US

We read and respond to every customer inquiry. We really do want to hear from you!

If you have a question we would love to hear from you! You can ask us anything, from design ideas, technical questions or price enquiries, all questions are welcome.

Just fill in  the form below and we guarantee to get back to you within 12 hours.

+61 (0)473 612 167