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PRAGUE GREYS

Reduction fired through colour grey brick with residual white mortar. These are a genuine recycled brick so will have a rustic individual character and tumbled edges, the distinct individuality of these bricks  is unmatched by modern machine made bricks with the environmental benefit of making use of recycled materials while still exceeding Australian standards for compressive strength. 

 

Trade Price: $1950 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2100 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 532

Brick Information Sheet

(Approx. 240mm x 50mm x 110mm)

Please note recycled bricks will still have dirt/lime on them from the demolition process and this will need to be pressure washed off during construction. The picture shown here is of  pressure washed bricks.  Please also be aware that the amount of residual white mortar on each brick is entirely random.

Learn more about recycled bricks here.

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WEATHERED GREYS

Inspired by the old weathered bricks of Europe,  we pair our grey tinted bricks with an underlying ivory/sandstone colour to add warmth and variation. The result are weathered bricks with colours ranging from grey through ivories, ambers, creams, pinks and browns.  This complexity and sophistication in colour coupled with our Elephant skin texture is similar to weathered sandstone and/or weathered timber.

Please note weathered grey bricks are non-through colour bricks (they are paired with an underlying ivory sandstone colour), weathered grey bricks are meant to naturally weather into their local environment over time (typically lighten but can also darken) similar to natural timbers. To limit this effect we advise the sealing of these bricks.

Click here to learn more about non-through colour grey bricks.

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IMPERIAL PALE SANDED GREY
(WEATHERED SANDSTRUCK HAMPTON)

Trade Price: $2450 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2500 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 540

Brick Information Sheet

(Approx. 230mm x 70mm x 110mm)

Pale dusky ivory/sandstone and subtle grey brick with reddish brown overburns reminiscent of weathered sandstone. Handmade using the sandstruck technique, resulting in our signature elephant skin texture.  Please be aware that light coloured bricks which are based on natural ivory coloured clays will show pinks through to pale reds due to iron within the clay.  Weathered grey bricks are meant to naturally weather into their local environment over time similar to natural timbers and sandstone. To limit this effect we advise the sealing of these bricks. For through colour grey bricks please see our Prague Greys.

Click here to learn more about non-through colour grey bricks.

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ROMAN PALE SANDED GREY
(WEATHERED ROMAN SANDSTRUCK HAMPTON)

Trade Price: $3700 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $3900 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 486

Brick Information Sheet

(Approx. 330mm x 50mm x 110mm)

Pale dusky ivory/sandstone and subtle grey brick with reddish brown overburns reminiscent of weathered sandstone. Handmade using the sandstruck technique, resulting in our signature elephant skin texture. Please be aware that light coloured bricks which are based on natural ivory coloured clays will show pinks through to pale reds due to iron within the clay.  Weathered grey bricks are meant to naturally weather into their local environment over time similar to natural timbers and sandstone. To limit this effect we advise the sealing of these bricks. For through colour grey bricks please see our Prague Greys.

Click here to learn more about non-through colour grey bricks.

ROMAN PALE SANDED GREY BRICK TILE

Cut from the full sized brick

$150 per sq. m

(Approx. 330mm x 50mm x 25mm)

RECYCLED GREYS

The ultimate expression of artisan brickmaking, our recycled grey bricks are double kiln fired to produce a through colour grey brick.

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PRAGUE GREY

Trade Price: $1950 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2100 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 532

Brick Information Sheet

(Approx. 240mm x 50mm x 110mm)

Reduction fired through colour grey brick with residual white mortar. These are a genuine recycled brick so will have a rustic individual character and tumbled edges, the distinct individuality of these bricks  is unmatched by modern machine made bricks with the environmental benefit of making use of recycled materials while still exceeding Australian standards for compressive strength. 

Please note recycled bricks will still have dirt/lime on them from the demolition process and this will need to be pressure washed off during construction. The picture shown here is of  pressure washed bricks.  Please also be aware that the amount of residual white mortar on each brick is entirely random.

Learn more about recycled bricks here.

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

 

Sandstock 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.

Waterstruck Bricks

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.

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. 

Recycled Bricks

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. 

LIGHT COLOURED CLAY BRICKS


Living Bricks

Similar to timbers, light coloured bricks (ivory and grey bricks) are "living" bricks in that their colour will change over time due to interaction with the local environment. Being a light colour, light coloured clay bricks will show stains generated from wetting, local pollution, pollens and numerous other environmental factors. Please also be aware that light coloured bricks (ivory and grey bricks) which are based on natural ivory coloured clays can show pinks through to pale reds due to iron within the clay.

Vanadium Staining

Light-coloured clays as used in ivory and grey bricks often contain vanadium salt that are generally colourless, but under certain conditions may appear as a yellow, green or reddish-brown discolouration of the brick. It is essential that any vanadium salts evident prior to the removal of mortar residue be removed, as the hydrochloric acid may turn the salt black and become difficult to remove. Vanadium stains are often generated by the use of too strong a concentration of hydrochloric acid during the initial cleaning process, or from excessive water penetration (during construction (i.e. before flashings/copings/sills have been installed), brickwork should be protected from storm water through the use of tarps and other coverings). Vanadium stains are neither permanent nor harmful and do not indicate a defect in the brick. Vanadium stains in exposed areas generally wash off in time but their removal can be hastened by chemical treatment. After the initial removal of vanadium stains, more water on the masonry – even that used in the cleaning process – may induce further efflorescing of the salts to the surface, depending on the amount within the brick. It is important to understand and accept that vanadium staining is a natural process of clay products and is most obvious in light coloured bricks, if you are concerned about this process we would advise against the use of light coloured bricks.

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.

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.

You can email us and we guarantee to get back to you or simply give us call.

 

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