ABOUT US, ORDERING & DELIVERY
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We don't want to make standard bricks.........what would be the point of that, there are plenty of brick makers who can sell you a standard machine made extruded brick. While all of our bricks exceed Australian and European Standards, our bricks are anything but standard. We think the standardisation of brick production has had a detrimental impact on the character of bricks. This is why we use traditional techniques such as sandstruck and waterstruck moulding to bring back the character of brick.
We currently produce bricks in 4 sizes:
Imperial: 230mm x 68mm x 110mm
European: 215mm x 65mm x 103mm
Roman: 325mm x 50mm x 110mm
Conventional: 230mm x 76mm x 110mm
Brick facings (23mm thick) in the above sizes
Glazed Bricks and brick facings in the above sizes
Types of bricks
We currently produce both sandstock and waterstruck 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 are often misshapen, this along with their smoother texture is their defining characteristic. Waterstruck bricks are a very popular European style.
Handmade bricks vs. conventional bricks
Handmade bricks are still just standard 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.
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.
Ordering, lead times and delivery
It's important to be aware that we are not a mass producer of bricks, what we do takes time. Please keep this in mind. We try to stock our most popular brick styles in both a full sized brick and brick tile. However, other styles are made to order. So as not to be disappointed and to guarantee that you get the bricks you want, we suggest you start talking to us 8-12 weeks before your build is set to start. If you are less than 8 weeks away from build start, don't despair, give us a call and we can see what can be done.
We are always happy to send samples to customers, samples can be ordered from here. Due to the individuality of handmade bricks please be aware that a single sample will never be representative of the completed brick facade, panel photos shown on our website give the best impression of the completed facade. Bricks can also be viewed at our display centres in Melbourne and Adelaide.
We get to work with some great people and great companies, they are more than just customers but partners in delivering homes with timeless appeal.
They support us and we are proud to support them.
Collective Building Group
Billy Goat Brick and Stone
Fleurieu Heritage Building Services
Inside and Out Carpentry
Walker Smith General Builders
LFJS Property Melbourne
Urban Render Pty Ltd