Engineering bricks are specified for their physical characteristics and not their appearance. They have high compressive strength and low water absorption and are classified only by these properties. Their use for facing work should be avoided, as they are not subject to the same level of inspection for surface irregularities or colour variation as a facing brick. Where aesthetic performance is a major consideration, facing bricks should be used.
Use our handy brick calculators to easily work out how many bricks you need for your job
Important: These will tell you the exact number you need for a single skin wall. We always recommend you actually order at least 5-10% more than this to allow for a small amount of damages, cuts and wastage.