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Building with bricks

Mellowed Red Sovereign Stock from Wienerberger was used to create this striking modern design on a sloping site

It may be the most popular finish in the UK, but if you’re going to clad your self-build, renovation or extension project in brick, you still need to do your research. This will come down to more than just the units themselves – you also need to consider bonding patterns, mortar colours and more. Unlike a bathroom suite or light fitting, which you can rip out and replace relatively easily if you grow tired of it, this is a fixed part of your scheme. So it’s always worth investing time and money into getting it right.

Types of brick

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