Choose from a wide range of colours and textures or use in combination for a unqiue finish. Perfect for almost any project, this classy range of bricks has every colour you could ever need.
The Benefits of Brick
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Did you know that AG have been manufacturing facing brick many years longer than our paving and walling products? In our 60 years we have supplied tens of millions of facing bricks to the UK and Ireland construction industry.
Over time, we have created many new styles and finishes within our range – but tradition has always been accompanied by a focus on innovation. Embracing new technology, new production techniques and innovative additive and mix designs, we have been able to continually advance the quality and finish of our entire facing brick range, resulting in products that are a superior blend of technological advancement and strong aesthetic values.
Advantages of Concrete Facing Brick
Ask any design purist what they’re looking for in a Facing Brick and they’ll probably tell you they want the very best in both form and function.
It is vital Facing Brick delivers a stunning first impression.
Here are seven reasons why Concrete Facing Brick fully merits serious consideration for your project.
An increasingly important consideration for specifiers and contractors, Concrete Facing Brick stands up well to scrutiny and outperforms the most common materials used. Produced using low cement and water content, no additional kiln or heat is required during curing. Therefore, Co2 emissions are minimal and embodied Co2 is typically less than 18kg/Co2/Per M2.
2. Delivery and Lead Times:
Recent years has seen the demand for new homes significantly increase. Many builders are no longer able to wait for many weeks and months for clay bricks like previous times, leading to a greater demand for new innovative materials, making concrete facing brick the ideal choice due to their considerably lower lead time. In fact, recent deliveries of AG Facing Brick can be called off with as little as 24-72 hours’ notice, with lead times on some Made to Order items being as little as three weeks. AG also holds a range of stock items that can be despatched even more quickly.
Thanks to their composition, AG Facing Bricks are highly resistant to sound transmission and boast a moderate rate of thermal conductivity.
In terms of durability concrete bricks are fully frost resistant with minimal soluble salts, making them worthy of consideration.
All AG brick is manufactured to exceed standards established by BS EN 771-3:2011 and (subjected to terms and conditions) boast an impressive 60-year guarantee.
4. Water absorption:
Apart from compressive strength, water absorption is important in masonry. The product’s ability to absorb water can impact colour integrity and overall performance. Concrete facing brick has typical absorption levels of 6-8% and some as low as 4% compared to many other building options which have a much higher absorption rate.
This can be the bane of specifier, contractor and end-user alike. Who hasn’t seen a beautiful building spoiled by the presence of efflorescence? The fact is: the higher the porosity of the material, the greater the likelihood and risk of efflorescence occurring, meaning AG concrete bricks, thanks to vapour curing, creates minimal porosity and soluble salts to achieve exceptional levels of performance. Furthermore, as an added protection layer, all AG Concrete Facing Bricks are shrink wrapped to eliminate exposure to rainwater that can be a key element in the development of efflorescence.
6. Colour Integrity and Finish Consistency:
Thanks to significant investment in pigment development and technology, AG has laid to rest historic concerns some may have had regarding the colour integrity of concrete bricks. Using the latest technology AG Concrete Facing Bricks are produced in strictly regulated factory conditions, thereby ensuring repeatable results.
7. Dimensional accuracy:
When it comes to designing and building, brick size matters.
Dimensional accuracy is a critical element in any choice if onsite efficiencies are to be optimised and waste is to be minimised. Concrete Facing Brick will deliver dimensional accuracy of 1-3mm across all dimensions – much higher than many of their masonry counterparts.Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, the many benefits of concrete facing brick make them the ideal choice for housebuilders. It is no surprise then that they represent one of the fastest growing material groups in the UK brick industry, reshaping the construction landscape.
AG’s Woodward range is a pressed facing brick, designed with a depression on the top face – commonly known as a frog – the design of which has been specifically made with the objective of improved buildability and stability. The hollow depression reduces the weight of the brick, thus making it easier to handle.
Buildability – build more courses in a day with the stability created using a frogged brick.
Local and sustainable.
AG Fine Cast Bricks are manufactured from locally sourced aggregates and graded to our precise requirements. All our production sites have been awarded ISO 14001 certification which means we take our environmental impact seriously. We monitor and measure our impact including energy usage, waste management, emissions and the sustainability of our products.
Energy savings are inherent in our bricks.
We do not use firing kilns, AG facing bricks are cured by the heat from the exothermic chemical reaction of its ingredients. That’s a huge CO2 saving when compared to other facings.
AG guarantees Housing Associations, private development and subsequent transferees that the brick manufactured and sold by AG and installed in the residences which comply with the applicable British Standards and our own specifications in effect on the effective date of this Limited Guarantee, and that such brick will not fail structurally due to non-compliance with such specifications. In no event shall this limited guarantee exceed sixty (60) years from the effective date.
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