Hard, durable and long lasting
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. Our bricks, being thick and durable, are perfect for many applications including:
$75.00 Sq. Metre
Genuine heritage sandstock paver with consistent sizing so is suitable for all paving patterns. 68mm thick.
$80.00 Sq. Metre
Terracotta colouring of burnt orange, red and browns. 65cm thick.
OLD RED SANDSTOCK MULTI
$80.00 Sq. Metre
Reclamation style pavers with a mix of red and dark red sandstock bricks with lime scumming for a reclamation look and feel. (68mm thick).
$105 Sq. Metre
Terracotta colouring of orange, red and browns. Uniquely designed elongated roman style paver perfect for a dramatic herringbone paving pattern. Paver size of 320mm x 108mm x 50mm.
RECYCLED BRICK VS. RECLAMATION STYLE BRICKS
Tumbling, mixing and weathering of new facing bricks, plus with all our bricks being hand moulded, allows us to create an appearance similar to that of old, recycled bricks, while avoiding all the hazards associated with recycled brickwork. So, what are the advantages of new ‘old looking’ bricks? First and foremost is the guaranteed quality. The performance of recycled brick can never be guaranteed.
Most reclaimed bricks were originally fired in clamp kilns or more recently, ring kilns. Using these methods, bricks that were located closest to the fire were harder and of higher quality. The outer portions of the kiln produced softer, lower quality bricks. In those days, no-one had insulated cavity walls in their homes. Instead, residential walls could be up to twenty or thirty cm thick. Bricklayers used higher-quality bricks for the exterior and the softer ones (that were more vulnerable to the weather) on the inside of the building. When these buildings are demolished, the hard and soft bricks are combined into the same lot of recycled brick.
If you are unfortunate enough to end up with these soft bricks in your paving, spalling becomes very likely (see example below). Other factors can cause issues as well. Examples include prior salt damage or contamination of the recycled brick. This can be mitigated through impregnation, but this is an additional expense and must be repeated periodically.
Our “New Old” bricks are tested and exceed both Australian and European standards for bricks of guaranteed quality.