ELEPHANT BRICK CO
NEW - Sculptured Reds
A beautiful recycled red brick, terracotta and tan colourings along with a natural rough hewn appearance and extensively tumbled for character and charm.
Not just glamour shots, see projects at various stages of completion with our instagram feed.
Your privacy, your data, your data security.
Its your data and we only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your complete knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used. We do not store any customer data ourselves, all customer data is stored with our accounting provider, details of their storage and security procedures can be found here. The only data we share with other companies is done to facilitate delivery of goods (e.g. with transport companies) and the data shared is limited to only that data pertinent to delivery (e.g. delivery address, contact name, contact number and email).
"Drive by Visits"
While it is common practise in the building industry to give out addresses of completed projects to prospective customers for "drive by visits", we will never give out customer addresses for this purpose without the customers express permission, so please do not be offended when we decline to give out addresses for "drive by" visits.
The conflict in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis in Europe has caused unspeakable suffering to innocent people. We join the world in condemning aggression and violence and hope for peace. While we feel largely helpless in the little we can do, we at Elephant Bricks have contributed to the UNICEF Emergency Ukraine Appeal and encourage those who can to do the same.
GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR BRICK
Nothing is more important than good brickwork, choosing the best brick needs to be followed up by a thorough understanding of how to get the best from your chosen brick and this needs to be communicated to your builder and brickie.
Handmade Bricks vs. Conventional Extruded Bricks
Handmade bricks are still just bricks, they have to meet all the same standards that conventional mass produced bricks do. The main difference between a handmade brick and a conventional mass produced extruded brick is character. Handmade bricks have an individuality that can not be achieved via mass production.
Types of Handmade Bricks
This is often a misunderstood term and is unfortunately applied to bricks that are not sandstocks. Sandstock bricks are produced using the sandstruck method in which clay is hand pressed into a mould dusted with fine sand. Sandstock bricks have a regular rectangular "brick shape" but have highly textured elephant skin creasing and slightly ragged/chipped edges, this is their defining characteristic.
Unlike sandstocks, waterstruck bricks have smoother textures, this is achieved by using wetter clay and the moulds are lined with water. Waterstruck moulding is sometimes referred to as "slop" moulding. Bricks produced using this method are often misshapen with deformed edges, this along with their smoother texture is their defining characteristic. Waterstruck bricks are a very popular European style.
Are handmade bricks for you?
We would like to think that the answer is a resounding yes. But simply, if you are after a brick with character and individuality in colour and texture, then handmade bricks are for you. If you are after a highly uniform looking brick in terms of colour and texture, then handmade bricks may not be for you. All handmade bricks will have a certain aged appearance and will be perfectly imperfect.
Recycled bricks are still just bricks they have to meet the same standards that conventional mass produced bricks do. Recycled bricks will have an aged and tumbled appearance and will have amazing individuality.
Why bricks and brickwork matters!
Your bricks and brickwork are normally the biggest contributor to the look and feel of your facade........they have an overwhelming contribution to your homes street appeal.
It's important to remember many parts of a house can be easily modified or replaced at a future time......internal paint colours can be changed or refreshed, furniture and fittings can be changed/modernised comparatively easily over time. However, your external facade can not be easily changed, so getting it right at the start is important. Money spent on your bricks and brickwork is a long term investment in your home.
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.
If you are after samples these can be obtained from the following links:
For full sized bricks click here.
For a brick tile sample pack click here.
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