ELEPHANT BRICK CO
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All Handcrafted. All Unique. All Timeless.
The old red brick has a long history, beginning with handmade convict bricks, all the way to primitive extruded wirecut bricks and in the 21st century it is still one the most common building materials. Elephant Brick Co. offers a full range of "old red bricks", ranging from the most traditional sandstocks, smoother waterstruck varieties to primitive wirecuts. We offer these "old red bricks" in both a full sized brick and as a brick tile, all available in whatever quantity you need for your job.
Inspired by the old weathered grey bricks of Europe, these bricks take greys to another level of sophistication by pairing it with texture and tonal variation. To avoid a soulless mono-toned grey facade, we pair our grey tinted bricks with an underlying colour to add warmth. The result are weathered grey bricks that have complexity and sophistication.
Linear bricks were once a very widely used building material. However they fell out of favour when mass production and the standardisation of bricks became prominent. However, the use of linear bricks are once again becoming increasingly popular as consumers are looking for some product diversity and Linear bricks offer a dramatically different look over standard size bricks. With a face size of 320mm x 50mm, they are very different from the traditional brick size of 230mm x 75mm. We offer linear bricks in all of our brick styles and in both a full sized linear brick (320mm x 108mm x 50mm) and 22mm thick linear brick tile (320mm x 22mm x 50mm).
Brick facings, also known as brick slips, brick cladding or brick tiles 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 most striking feature of our brick facings is that they are a genuine brick, not brick patterned wall paper or fake plastic brick cladding, bringing a more luxurious and high quality finish to your space. We offer brick facings in all of our brick styles which ranges from classic old red brick facings, to a reclaimed and rustic feel to less common varieties. All our brick facings are available with brick corner pieces to ensure the perfection upon completion.
Too often, there are sacrifices 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. At Elephant Brick Co., we will work with you to ensure your heritage restoration bricks blend as seamlessly as possible. Get in contact with us to discuss potential pathways.
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. The textured surface of our bricks and brick tiles allows the glaze to pool and thin across the surface naturally. This combination of glazing and texture produces a softly undulating and tactile surface, forming the beautiful character of the product. Our glazed bricks and brick tiles can be used both on walls and floors.
Quality and Testing
Quality bricks that exceed both Australian and European Standards. To ensure this we test and test some more. This is why our bricks are used in Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands .
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, 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 can be slightly misshapen, 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, then handmade bricks are for you. If you are after a highly uniform looking brick, then handmade bricks may not be for you.
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 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.
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