Brick Types

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Engobed Wirecut

A combination of Campine and Old Quaternary clays are mixed and kneaded together to obtain the desired elasticity. Minerals are added before the clay is crushed and prepared. The extruder then compresses the clay through pressure and suction into a long rectangular shape. At this point, various liquid clay engobes and other natural colourants such as calcium and manganese are added to create a wide range of colours and tones, not usually achievable in clay brick production. The desired brick module is then cut using a die. The wet bricks are dried for 4 days, then fired in an automated tunnel kiln reaching temperatures of 1250°c. The result is a rustic edged, contemporary and multi tonal facing brick.

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Glazed Wirecut

Locally sourced clay is mixed to the correct mineralogical composition then kneaded with steam. The clay is moulded using a screw vacuum press and then dried for at least 2 days. The dried clay is fired in a tunnel kiln at a temperature of 1020°c, producing a smooth, precise, modular brick. The coloured glaze is sprayed on to the pre-fired brick, before going through the kiln a second time at a temperature of 950 – 1000°c. The resulting product is a beautifully even glazed brick, available in a variety of RAL colours.

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Roman Handmade

Local Venetian clay is taken from a quarry and mixed with other raw materials such as sand, oxides, clay engobes and quartzite. The clay is prepared, kneaded and then hand-thrown by craftsmen into a wooden mould box. Using a centuries-old technique, this process creates a striking long format shape and an honest handmade finish. The bricks are dried then fired in a tunnel kiln at temperatures ranging from 1020 – 1100°c. The resulting product is a unique, linear, Roman Handmade brick.

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Soft Mud Handmade Texture

Clay taken from a quarry or river is mixed with other raw materials such as sand, lava, lime, iron and chromium oxides. The clay is put through various processes to remove any unwanted aggregates or metals. It is then kneaded with steam and water before being thrown by machine into a “Deboer” press. The moulds are lined with a heavy sand which holds back some of the clay when tipped from the mould. This gives the brick a simulated handmade texture. The shaped bricks are then dried before being fired in a tunnel kiln at temperatures ranging from 1070°c – 1250°c. The result is a rustic, more traditional, through coloured stock brick.

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Soft Mud Sanded Texture

Clay taken from a quarry or river is mixed with other raw materials such as sand, lava, lime, iron and chromium oxides. The clay is put through various processes to remove any unwanted aggregates or metals. It is then kneaded with steam and water before being thrown by machine into a “Deboer” press. The moulds are lined with a fine sand which gives these bricks their sanded texture. The shaped bricks are then dried before being fired in a tunnel kiln at temperatures ranging from 1070 – 1250°c. The result is a crisp, square arris, through coloured stock brick.

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Soft Mud Waterstruck Texture

Clay taken from a quarry or river is mixed with other raw materials such as sand, lava, lime, iron and chromium oxides. The clay is put through various preparation processes to remove any unwanted aggregates or metals. It is then kneaded with steam and water before being thrown by machine into a “Deboer” press. The waterstruck or “skimmed” finish is achieved on all faces by leaving sand out of the mould. The shaped bricks are then dried before being fired in a tunnel kiln at temperatures ranging from 1070 – 1250°c. The result is a contemporary, slightly irregular, through coloured, stock brick.

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Tumbled Wirecut

A combination of Campine and Old Quaternary clays are mixed and kneaded together to obtain the desired elasticity. Minerals are added before the clay is crushed and prepared. The extruder then compresses the clay through pressure and suction into a long rectangular shape, and the desired brick module is cut using a die. The wet bricks are dried for 4 days, then fired in an automated tunnel kiln, reaching temperatures of 1250°c. Once the bricks have been fired, they are tumbled and cement with different colour pigments is added. The resulting product is a wirecut brick with rounded edges and a reclaimed appearance.

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Wirecut

A combination of Campine and Old Quaternary clays are mixed and kneaded together to obtain the desired elasticity. Minerals are added before the clay is crushed and prepared. The extruder then compresses the clay through pressure and suction into a long rectangular shape, and the desired brick module is cut using a die. The wet bricks are dried for 4 days then fired in an automated tunnel kiln, reaching temperatures of 1250°c. The result is a crisp, square, modular, through coloured, facing brick with extremely good tolerance.