Handcrafted, Unique and 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.

Learn about brick care and maintenance.

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 HERITAGE SOFT RED

Trade Price: $2200 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 540

Brick Information Sheet

Our most traditional red sandstock, or more accurately sandstruck brick. Its similarity to bricks used in 17th century England and 19th century Australia is due to the traditional method we use to manufacture these bricks and is a testament to the craftsmanship of our brick makers. Beautiful multiple shades of red are characteristic of this brick.

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RECLAMATION HERITAGE SOFT RED

Trade Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2400 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 540

Brick Information Sheet

A reclamation version of our soft red brick. Subtle soft orange and red tonal changes characterised by our classic elephant skin creasing finish. This brick undergoes a unique process to give the appearance of a reclaimed brick.

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VINTAGE RED

Trade Price: $2200 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 540

Brick Information Sheet

Careful selection and blending of bricks from multiple locations within the kiln produces our Vintage Red. Subtle shade variations and overburns produces a beautiful array of red hues to form this classic vintage red.

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WEATHERED RECLAMATION SOFT RED

Trade Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2400 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 540

Brick Information Sheet

The classic “old red brick” with subtle red, orange and brown tonal changes, the classic elephant skin creasing look with lime scumming and sooted rustic patina. This brick can be blended with our Reclamation Soft Red to create custom and timeless colour tones.

Reclamation Federation Clinker

RECLAMATION FEDERATION CLINKER

Trade Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2400 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 540

Brick Information Sheet

A wirecut clinker style brick. Tumbled with reduction blackening, clinkering with minor reclamation scumming.

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GEORGIAN RED

Trade Price: $2200 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 648

Brick Information Sheet

A handmade brick with tonal variation ranging from oranges to deep reds and white reclamation lime scumming. Pervasive elephant skin texture combined with tool marks is a unique feature of this sandstock brick. Both clean and reclamation versions are typically supplied and blended together for a natural "old red brick" look.

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GEORGIAN WEATHERED

Trade Price: $2200 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 648

Brick Information Sheet

Deep red and orange tones with a dark weathered patina and white reclamation lime scumming. Combined with our signature deep elephant skin creasing characteristic of sandstock bricks for an elegant and timeless finish. Both clean and reclamation versions are typically supplied and blended together for a natural "old red brick" look.

Federation Weathered Red

FEDERATION WEATHERED RED

Trade Price: $2200 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 540

Brick Information Sheet

Tonal variation spanning from deep reds and oranges along with reduction firing to produce what is known as reduction blackening. As with the Federation Red, a smooth waterstruck brick typical of bricks found throughout Victoria, southern NSW and Tasmania. A reclamation version of this brick is also available.

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WATERSTRUCK HOBART RED

Trade Price: $2200 per thousand (ex. GST)
Retail Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 648

Brick Information Sheet

A very primitive waterstruck brick inspired by the classic waterstruck bricks found throughout Hobart and SE Tasmania.

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MIDNIGHT RED

Trade Price: $2200 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 540

Brick Information Sheet

Deep burnt reds with a sooted patina and deep creasing textures replicating elephant skin, our signature characteristic typical of sandstock bricks.

Hawthorn Blend

HAWTHORN BLEND

Trade Price: $2200 per thousand (ex. GST)

Retail Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)

Bricks per pallet: 648

Brick Information Sheet

With the colours ranging from deep reds and oranges, to darker tones consisting of burnt reds and browns/tans with a random black sooted patina. These handmade and unique bricks are inspired by the classic Hawthorn bricks of Victoria.

 

Special Cleaning Requirements for Reclamation Styles

Our reclamation styles, which can be identified by the white scumming on the brick surface, should not be wet sponged, acid washed or high pressure cleaned. During laying, the excess mortar should be cut off with a trowel and the brickwork should be constantly dry brushed. The bricks from the pallets are left intentionally dusty, this allows mortar dags and smears on the work face to be removed easily by dry brushing.

Do not sponge the joints of the brickwork, otherwise it may create permanent stains.

We also advise that with our reclamation styles, the mortar colour is matched closely to the colour of the white scumming (i.e. white to off white mortar).

With our reclamation styles we strongly recommend the use of efflorescence blocking additives such as Efflock.

If these instructions are followed the result will be a beautiful reclamation finish as seen here.

 

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 within 12 hours or simply give us call.


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