What are facing bricks?
Facing bricks are the most popular type of brick, they are commonly used for the external walls of commercial and domestic properties. They are used on exposed surfaces where appearance is important. We offer a range of types, sizes, and a fantastic choice of colours including Red facing bricks, Grey facing bricks, Blue facing bricks, Yellow facing bricks, and more.
There are many different types of bricks to suit all sorts of conditions, for example, engineering bricks, which are designed to be dense and strong for underground use, or fire bricks which are made to be heat resistant, specifically for heat-sensitive construction such as use for a fireplace. One of the most common types of bricks used in construction is facing bricks, facing bricks are the most popular type of brick and will face outward from a building in full view of the public. Facing bricks are also designed to be stronger as they are the foundation of a building structure. Facing bricks are often used on the outside of houses or to build walls in gardens hence why they come in many different colours and textures, to suit the variety of applications they are built-in. When it comes to choosing your facing bricks, red facing bricks are the popular choice for most home construction as they are an attractive and appealing style choice. We provide red, yellow, buff/cream, brown, black, and blue facing bricks, all of which will create different looks for your home and masonry projects. While red bricks give your masonry build a contemporary feel, other styles and colours of facing bricks such as cream or buff will give a warm stone effect that creates a more rustic exterior.
Facing bricks typically come in sizes 65mm, 68mm, and 73mm and offer styles such as wire cut, drag wire, smooth and rustic. For other projects, we have a comprehensive range of bricks, including engineering bricks and fire bricks. We work closely with leading UK brick manufacturers such as Forterra and Wienerberger, which enables us to offer an expansive selection of high-quality brick-facing products at extremely competitive prices. View now for our range of durable facing bricks suitable for all construction projects, our clay brick options are available in various colours, textures, and sizes.
Use our brick matcher service for brick specialists that can provide you with the brick type you require by just filling out a few details. It is important to choose the correct facing brick for the job but if you cannot find the product you require or are unsure of which product to use, please contact your local branch for assistance. Locate your branch using our branch locator. Alternatively, book an appointment with an expert.