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  • Pre War Common - 100 years old or brand new - your choice

    Definition of Pre War Common Bricks - Pre-war common bricks are relics of architectural history, bearing the indelible mark of craftsmanship and tradition. Manufactured before the upheavals of conflict, these bricks stand as enduring symbols of an era characterized by meticulous attention to detail and durability. With dimensions crafted to precise imperial standards, these bricks showcase the artistry of brick-making artisans of the time. Their weathered patina tells stories of generations past, evoking nostalgia for an age when construction was a blend of art and science. Each brick, with its distinctive imperfections and character, serves as a testament to the resilience of materials and the enduring legacy of craftsmanship from a bygone era. How can Furness Brick help Our unique production method has not changed from the early 1900's, hence our Pre War Common are not a copy of bricks from another time, they are the same bricks with the same production method. We offer Pre War Common in all our standard and bespoke sizes. The photos below show recently laid 80mm x 230mm Imperial Pre War Common.

  • A Very Special Matching Service

    We were recently asked to match some special shaped bricks used in a window detail. Supplied with a sample of each of the three original bricks from the building, carefully matched, they promise restoration and preserve the architectural narrative of the past.

  • Long Serving employee and part time firefighter will run London Marathon

    Rodney Milburn, one of our longest serving employees of over 25 years who is also a part time firefighter for 18 years will be raising money for 'Get Kids Going!' - a national charity that gives disabled children and young people up to 26 years the opportunity to participate in sport. Rodney said running the marathon is a 'bucket list' item for him to do. He will compete in the race with his fiancé who is running the marathon for her autistic daughter. Rodney said he had been training for six weeks 'if and when' he had time between his work and firefighting duties to get ready for the big day on Sunday April 21.  "I think it'll be a good experience," he said. "I'm looking forward to it. Despite being in good shape because of his work, he still thinks that the London Marathon will be a challenge and did not commit to doing future races.  "Let's just see how London goes," he said. "I'm 52 now so things are getting on a bit. I'm reasonably fit - it's just whether my body will actually take it. I have got arthritis in my knees." We all wish Rodney and his fiancé the best of luck in the marathon. If you wish to donate the link is below

  • Handbridge Blend in Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf, London

    This Docklands styled apartment was recently completed at Wood Wharf in Canary Wharf. The brickwork sub contractor was Swift and the apartments were designed by Karakusevic Carson Architects. It features our Handbridge Blend on both external and internal brickwork.

  • Non Standard Special Shapes - Yes we can do it

    Creating a replica of non-standard special-shaped brick involves a meticulous process of mould-making, handmade brick production and firing. Initially we meticulously craft a custom mould to replicate the shape precisely. This mould is typically crafted from durable materials such as metal, wood or fibreglass ensuring longevity and accuracy in reproduction.  Once the mould is finished the required quantity is produced by our skilled craftsman, then it is off to the kiln for the firing process. We pride ourselves in being able to replicate even the most complex brick designs, we can do this from drawings or even produce a copy of a sample brick supplied to us For further information please get in touch.

  • Furness Brick at The Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Birmingham NEC

    The next few days Furness Brick will be attending the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the Birmingham NEC, our Sales Reps Steve, Peter & Jason will be on hand for all your brick matching needs. You can even get free tickets using the link below

  • Furness Brick and the Brick Faced Cladding Panels

    What is a Brick Faced Cladding Panel? Brick-faced cladding panels are architectural elements used to mimic the appearance of traditional brick walls while providing the benefits of a lightweight and versatile cladding system. These panels typically consist of a core material, such as cement, metal, or composite materials, with a layer of real brick on the outer surface. What is unique about these bricks? We produced a bespoke frog design that enables the brick to be cut in half lengthways, the design of the frog allows both halves of the cut brick to be used in the manufacturing process.

  • New Brochure for 2024

    Alongside a new website for 2024 we have also launched a brand new brochure – an informative guide to our high-quality brick collection. Packed with vibrant visuals and key specifications, this user-friendly brochure is designed to simplify the selection process. It's more than just a catalog; it's a stylish and accessible resource that embodies Furness Brick's commitment to excellence in construction materials.

  • New Website - New Blog

    Furness Brick introduces its new website for 2024. The user-friendly design provides easy navigation through a comprehensive product catalog, showcasing a diverse range of bricks with detailed descriptions and vibrant images. The website is not only modern but also responsive across all devices, ensuring a seamless user experience.

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