WHY CAN'T I FIND A MATCHING BRICK ANYMORE?
If you are looking for a brick match at the moment, the chances are you are probably struggling.
That is because so many of the brick types that were manufactured simply are no longer made, they have been discontinued.
Apart from a few stone areas, the UK has had a love affair with clay brick as its primary building material for more than 100 years.
Brick in the UK has also been traditionally a local business supplying a local market.
Hence why you can often see the same type and style of brick in the same areas, creating a feel unique to areas of the UK.
However, over the last thirty years the brick industry has undergone a period of consolidation .
Regional brick companies took over smaller local brickworks and then national brick companies acquired smaller brick groups.
As brickworks were taken over, individual brick types produced were reduced and consolidated in order to fit into a regional and national brick company product range.
In addition, lots of brickworks were closed and/or 'mothballed' during the financial crisis in 2008, meaning more brick types became obsolete.
However, there are still more than 2500 bricks available on the UK market, including old imperial brick sizes.
That means that there will be a brick that matches in size and texture to the brick that you are trying to match to.
Once constructed, a Matching Brickwork Technician can colour match your brickwork to match and blend perfectly after construction.
Learn more and get your brickwork matched now →
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