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Spotlight on Ibstock Bricks

When it comes to Brick Making, Ibstock bricks are a popular choice in the UK.

Ibstock has a long history dating back to the 1830s when the clay extracted from the Ibstock Colliery was converted into Bricks.

Today Ibstock Brick has over two thousand employees working at their thirty-six manufacturing plants in the UK.

Ibstock Brick History

  • 1928

Ibstock closed its Colliery and focused on Brick Products

  • 1970s

Acquisition of several Brick Makers and Expansion into Europe and the USA

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  • 1980s

Ibstock Brick Purchased its first Brick Works in Scotland

  • 1990s

Acquired Brickmaking assets of Tarmac

  • 2000s

The Ibstock Group returned to the London Stock Exchange as Ibstock Plc.

Brick-Making Process

Ibstock Brick's huge range is manufactured through two processes

Wire Cut Bricks

Clay is extruded to the correct size, and wire is used to cut the Brick, which is then dried and fired in a kiln.

 Soft Mud Bricks

Clay and Water are mixed, placed in a mould and Dried before being fired in a Kiln.

Ibstock Bricks are used for Outside Walls and Construction Projects throughout the UK, and the different types of Bricks include

  • Facing Bricks

  • Special Bricks

House Building Work

Ibstock Bricks are popular and come in a variety of Brick colours to suit any project.

Brick Product Benefits include;

  • Range of Colours, including Red, Grey and Brown

  • Manufactured to a High Standard

  • Sustainability and Environment Values

  • Different types of Brick Face Textures

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  • Low Brick Water Absorption

  • High Thermal Mass

  • Meets Building Regulation

  • Declaration of Performance

  • Frost Resistance

  • Brick Selector

Ibstock Bricks have been an inspiration in many Build Projects throughout the World, and their Products have been used in some of the most innovative and interesting Buildings in this Country.

  • Stoke on Trent City Centre Bus Station

Type of Ibstock Bricks - Staffordshire Slate Blue Smooth

Project - To create a style that reflects the former coal seams

  • Home of Arsenal - Emirate Stadium

Type of Bricks - Burgundy Glazed Ibstock Brick

Project - To create a truly stunning architectural aesthetic contrasting against Glazing and Green Copper structure.

  • Margate Art Installation

Type of Brick - Ibstock Fastwall™ Panels

Project - Artist Alex Chinneck created the Installation called "From the knees of my nose to the belly of my toes" using innovative pre-engineered Brick Slips by Ibstock.

Building with Ibstock Bricks

Ibstock has manufactured Brick and Concrete building products for many years and offers Innovative Brick Styles whilst maintaining Quality, Supply, Sustainability and Focus on the environment.

You will never be far from Ibstock Bricks, which  Keep Britain Building.

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