Special Shaped Bricks

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special shaped bricks

Special shaped bricks, also known as brick specials, are unique decorative and complement brickwork facade.. All Brick & Stone specialise in the production of bespoke brick specials for restoration work on period properties. We can match to any existing shape, colour or texture, enabling the character of traditional buildings to be preserved for future generations.


what are brick specials used for?

Brick specials can be used in various ways, such as in the construction of arches, window surrounds, and decorative panels. They can also be used to create patterns and textures on the façade of a building displaying  Additionally unique architectural features.

Overall, brick specials offer versatility and creativity in architectural design, allowing for the customization of buildings to meet the unique vision of architects and designers to complement and contrast a standard metric or imperial brick. Whether it is a modern, contemporary design or a traditional, historical facade, these bricks can be used to enhance the overall appearance of a building and are particularly suited to traditional architecture, meaning they continue to be very popular in the UK.


types of brick specials we supply


Bonding Bricks – Typically used to fill gaps that would require the cutting of a standard brick

Copings and Cappings – Typically used as a decorative finish to free standing walls

Bullnose Bricks – Typically used for feature brickwork where a radius is required for example, corner details

Angle and Cant Bricks – Generally used for brickwork that requires to carry a building element through an angle other than 90 degrees

Plinth Bricks – Used for aesthetic detailing and suitable for window cills, kerbs and capping features

Arch Bricks – Typically used to create brick arches over windows and doorways but also for decorative features.

Radial Bricks – Typically used to create chimneys or circular/curved brick walls


finding the right brick special

Our team of experts are well-versed in the field of decorative bricks and brick specials, with years of experience and industry knowledge. We understand the importance of finding the right brick that suits your specific project requirements. Whether you are looking to matching existing bricks or specifying for a new scheme, we can guide you through the process.

Contact us to find out how we can help you.


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