If you are looking to complete a new construction project, or you are simply wanting to freshen some brickwork up, Ibstock golden buff bricks have many benefits including:
- High compressive strength
- Water absorption rate of 9%
- Higher degree of frost resistance
- Multiple shades of buff to choose from
- Thermal insulation, which reduces the need to additional insulation
- They are recyclable making them more eco-friendly
- Attractive colours which are used as external walls for many houses
- Fire resistant to help fires from spreading from room to room
If you are looking to purchase Ibstock facing bricks, we have a wide range of buff bricks Ibstock and Ibstock red bricks for you to choose from at prices to suit every budget.
Natural Variation Information
Clay bricks are a natural product, which means that there will be a small variation in colour from one batch to the next. When purchasing Ibstock facing bricks that have different tones and colours running through them, it is advisable to buy at least 3 packs to achieve a nice balance of colour and avoid colour banding.
Installation and Aftercare
It is important to note that bricklaying is not something that you can take on as a DIY project. Building a brick wall requires not only bricks and mortar, but also skill, experience, and knowledge. Experts say that you should not try building a brick wall over 1.2 meters (4 feet) high unless you are an experienced bricklayer.
What is a buff brick?
Buff bricks are tallow / brown coloured bricks that bring warm tones to buildings and houses. They are known for their strength and ability to withstand all weather types, which is why they are commonly used for exterior walls; however they can add a dramatic warmth as a decorative inside wall as well. Buff bricks offer a contemporary alternative to the traditional red and brown bricks that were exclusively used to build homes in Britain.
How long does a brick last?
Bricks that are made from clay are durable, sustainable, and reusable and you can expect a single brick to last between 150 – 500 years. You need minimal maintenance to keep this average life span, and with regular care and attention such as mortar replacing your bricks will stand the test of time.
What colour are buff bricks?
Buff is a light-yellow / brown colour that is found in a lot of natural elements. If you choose to use buff bricks for your structure, then it will look more natural and earthy than red bricks. The buff colour gives a warm appearance to your home, often they will be reminiscent of buildings and structures found in warmer climates.
What is the standard size of a buff brick?
A standard buff brick will measure 215 x 102 x 65mm (L x W x H), however you can also purchase them at 73mm high as well. Having standardised brick sizes means that you can match extensions or patch up during home renovation projects without having to worry about choosing specially made bricks that can cost extra money.
What is a buff brick made of?
Buff bricks are made from clay, making them the perfect choice for exterior walls on domestic and commercial buildings. Clay has a high thermal mass, low conductivity, and good acoustic insulation properties, as well as being able to withstand all weather types. If you look after your bricks, you can expect them to last at least 150 years with minimal maintenance.
How many bricks are in a pack?
The number of bricks in a pack of Ibstock varies with each specific product. You are able to buy Ibstock bricks in packs of 133 all the way up to 500. The standard facing bricks are generally available to buy in larger amounts (500 per pack), while the decorative bricks are available in smaller packs.
Are Ibstock bricks clay?
Yes, Ibstock red bricks are made from clay. Clay provides low conductivity, a high thermal mass, and excellent acoustic insulation, making them perfect for building houses. Clay bricks will offer you a long lifespan and they are highly durable, as well as being reusable.
What are bricks used for?
Bricks are used for all types of masonry work including walls and pavements. You will need to choose your bricks depending on the project being undertaken and the aesthetic you are looking for. There are many different bricks available to choose from, and you need to ensure that you choose the right strength and material for the job in hand.
How heavy is a pack of Ibstock bricks?
The weight of a pack of bricks will depend on the size of pack you choose. If you are buying a pack of 500 standard Ibstock bricks, you can expect them to weigh approximately 2.2kg.
How do you match facing bricks?
If you are looking to renovate using existing bricks, then you need to ensure the colour, texture, and size when you are buying new bricks. If you cannot find an exact match, then you can try changing the arrangement of the bricks – and ensure that no new bricks are touching the original bricks. Brick matching takes time and patience, but the end result is worth it.
How do you age bricks quickly?
If you want your new wall or other project to look a bit more distressed and rustic, you can age your new bricks. The two most popular methods are a German smear (a mortar wash where wet mortar is applied to the bricks and then partially removed before it dries) or whitewashing (using undiluted latex paint to give a more uniform appearance).
How long does it take to make a brick?
The process of making bricks can be a long and complicated one, but the basics include the crushing and grinding of raw materials, the forming of the brick, and the moulding or pressing of the brick. Once the brick is ready and in shape, bricks are then fired in a kiln between 10 – 40 hours.
How many bags of cement do I need to lay 1000 bricks?
Firstly, you will need to consider the size of the brick and the size of the bags of cement before working out how many bags are required. If you are using standard bricks and 25kg bags of cement, then on average you should be okay with 6 bags of cement. Remember that you will also need to work out how much sand and the thickness of mortar required as well.
How many bricks are in a 10×10 room?
The total number of bricks required for a 10x 10 room will be 384 bricks. This number of bricks will cover 100 square foot (10 x 10) to create a 4.5-inch brick wall.
What are the different colours of brick?
Generally, bricks will fall into four main categories: reds, buff, browns and blues/blacks – but you can choose whichever colour brick you like! No matter what aesthetic you are going for, there will be a brick colour to match. Popular brick colours include brown, red, buff, grey, cream, black and white, and they are all available in different styles and cuts for you to choose from.