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Organisations and Associations

  • Brick Development Association - UK organisation for brick manufacturers -publishes codes, standards and guidance notes.
  • British Masonry Society -membership society founded in 1986 that provides a forum for discussion and disseminates research information relating to all aspects of masonry in construction.


  • Baggeridge Brick -leading manufacturer of clay bricks and pavers with factories in Sedgley, Kingsbury, Rudgwick, Hartlebury and Waresley.
  • Bovingdon Brickworks -one of the few remaining brickmakers who can still duplicate the intricate colours,shapes and sizes of bricks made hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
  • The Brick Business -independant brick manufacturer formed by the merger of Ambion Brick and Chelwood Brick.merger.
  • Coleford -family owned brickworks producing hand thrown bricks and tiles.
  • Errol Brick -specialist brick solutions including terracotta facing bricks and clay floor tiles, manufactured in Perth, Scotland.
  • Freshfield Lane Brickworks -independant brickworks, working with combinations of natural materials such as Tunbridge Wells Sandstone and East Grinstead Clay, together with Wadhurst Blue Clay.
  • Hanson Brick -manufacturer of quality facing bricks and clay pavers with over 200 different colours and textures from the product ranges of Butterley, London and Desimpel. They also manufacture Rockclad terracotta rainscreen cladding.
  • Ibstock Bricks -huge amount of information, including a brick database and technical guides online.
  • Ibstock Hathernware-Architectural Terra Cotta bricks, cladding panels and ornamentation.
  • Lamb's handmade bricks -gauged arches, terracotta, faience, complementary stone, terracotta and faience throughout the UK and internationally.
  • Bio Bric -fast innovative clay block system from Lime Green -also Mega Bric and Lintel Bric, and Pose Bric Mortar.
  • Michelmersh -group includes Blockleys, Charnwood, Duntons, Michelmersh, Taperell Taylor bricks, paviors and roof tiles.
  • Northcot Brick -traditional handmade and reclaimed bricks from Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire.
  • Phoenix Bricks -an independent brick manufacturer operating from a single site in North East Derbyshire five miles north of the Market town of Chesterfield
  • Reclaimed bricks -a source of one of the UK's major reclaimed bricks and building product suppliers.
  • Tarmac -leading UK manufacturer of concrete blocks, with products including Durox aircrete blocks and thin joint blockwork, Toplite aircrete blocks, Hemelite lightweight aggregate blocks Topcrete dense aggregate blocks. A major new initiative is the "Topblock Takeback Scheme" which helps to reduce blockwork waste and reduce the amount of material sent to landfill, by taking back block waste for crushing and recycling.
  • Tyrone Brick -facing bricks from Ireland, arranged by texture.
  • Wienerberger -the world's largest clay brick and tile manufacturer, offering clay facing bricks under the Terca and clay roofing tiles under the Koramic brand.
  • York Handmade Brick -based in Alne just North of York, they make facing bricks, pavers, cobbles, terracotta floor tiles and wine stackers.

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