We’ve decided to put together a list of the reclaimed brick related questions we get asked most frequently, and the answers to them. This cunningly titled post is designed to clear up a few of the queries you may have:
Q: Why are reclaimed bricks so popular these days?
We’ve brought this up several times in our previous blog posts, however we may never have answered the question directly; why exactly is reclaimed brick such a popular option? We’re all looking at ways we can get a bit greener at the moment, and reclaimed brick is a generously sustainable alternative. It costs less, and of course, looks distinctive, often changing the dynamic of an entire room or garden even with a minimal presence. Historical value also plays a significant role, as does matching the brickwork of surrounding homes!
Q: Can reclaimed brick be used outdoors?
It certainly can. Recycled and reclaimed bricks are no more susceptible to weather or damage than their brand new counterparts, and in many cases are often sturdier and more resilient. Of course, they can also be used to great effect indoors, with feature walls and ornamental structures a popular, stylish choice.
Q: Can Reclaimed Bricks be used for paving?
Yes, reclaimed bricks can be used for garden paths, patios and walkways. Bricks have been used in the ground for hundreds of years, long before the word 'paving' was invented and this is a tradition that doesn't seems to be going away anytime soon.
When selecting a brick to use for paving it is important to use only the strongest type of brick t, see our recommendations here.
We do recommend to seal any brick paving once laid with a weatherproofing sealant to ensure longevity.
Q: Do you clean bricks?
Yes, we have our own team of dedicated reclamation professionals that are on hand to reclaim materials. All members are fully trained and have appropriate site qualifications.
We carefully reclaim bricks, stone, timber, roof tiles, architectural items, metals and anything else we can recycle.
Q: What can I do about finding the right style bricks?
We offer a brick matching service that ensures you’ll get the same styles for the quantity you require! For more information on this, give us a call today!
Q: How many bricks can I order, is there a maximum and a minimum?
There are no restrictions, whether you’re simply building a small garden structure, or you’re completing a huge commercial or DIY home build we can deliver on all fronts! If there’s something specific you require or wish to discuss your needs in more detail, again, simply pick up the phone!
We have a friendly, experienced team who’re able to supply you with all the information you need, so give us a call today for more!
Q: Do your photos accurately represent the materials in person?
We do try our utmost to accurately represent the materials in our product imagery. Though the colour, texture and shape can never be guaranteed on Natural Reclaimed Products. The photos are used only for reference purposes.
We strongly recommend visiting our two acre yard if possible, arranging a FaceTime tour or ordering a sample pack.
The colour on the photos will depend on the time of day and weather conditions when it was captured. The colour of mortar and brick finish can drastically change the overall tone of a wall once built.
Q: Do you send brick samples?
Yes, you can request a sample. Email us details of your project and brick requirements along with images. We charge a small fee for samples to cover express postage.
We sure hope the above Q & A's helped clear any brick related curiosities. If you have any further questions or wish for our advice, feel free to pick up the phone and speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable team.