Your guide to
the perfect facade.
Types of Brick.
Bricks come in a wide range of types, colours and sizes. Choose from a whole assortment of
hand-moulded bricks, extruded bricks, pressed bricks, braised bricks, smooth waterstruck bricks,
tumbled bricks, grooved bricks and so on.
Hand-moulded bricks used to be made by hand, as the name suggests, but today ultramodern machine have taken over the process. But the end result is the same: the bricks look as though they have been made by hand, with uneven and rough sides. The grains and uneven sanding also add to their unique character. And by mixing the types of clay used, there are all sorts of great colour variations you can go for.
The result? A great-looking wall, but still with plenty of interest!
The name says it all: the clay is pressed into a long strand and then cut into brick format.
The process also allows for larger sizes. And these bricks stand out because of their sleek, consistent and linear appearance.
This is also the most popular method of brick production as a high volume of bricks can be manufactured quickly – around 20,000 bricks an hour.
With these bricks, the clay is pressed into moulds and then rolled. This gives you a contoured brick with minimal or even no grain, creating a well-defined look.
Braised bricks have a touch of individuality: a special‘braising’ process gives the bricks a unique shade of grey. The final colour depends on all sorts of factors: the basic colour of the brick, the way they are stacked in the braising kiln and the addition of other
substances during the braising process.
In any event, at Wienerberger you’ll find a lot of contemporary grey bricks to produce a facade you’ll fall in love with.
These are special bricks. The name refers to the process used for removing the bricks from their moulds in which water is used instead of sand.
This gives them a smooth, planed and unsanded surface structure. The process also highlights the natural colour of clay more, delivering endless creative possibilities.
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The size of facing bricks largely determines the appearance of your façade. Find all formats here, classified by category.
Terca bricks are available in a wide variety of sizes. This is an important choice. For example, small facing bricks create a rather classic look, where long and slender facing bricks give you the opportunity to play with horizontal lines. Size also plays a role when the facing brick is processed on site. Large facing bricks, for example, provide optimum returns. The narrower Eco-brick facing brick gives you more living space or more space for insulation.
'Module' and 'Waal Format' are the facing brick formats that dominate the street scene. These often chosen traditional formats are ideal for processing in traditional masonry bonds, such as the half-brick bond.
THE SLIM-LINE LOOK ISN'T THE ONLY DIFFERENCE
Eco-brick is a genuinely contemporary wall façade brick. The bricks are less wide, allowing you to add up to 3.5 cm more insulation and substantially save on your energy bills. The reduced thickness can also leave you more living space on the inside. And your housing is guaranteed to have more appeal, because Eco-brick is available in numerous, timeless colours - including a number of entirely new shades.
Bonding refers to the way in which bricks are laid. The primary purpose of bonding is to ensure the brickwork is strong and stable. However, it can also have a dramatic effect on the visual appearance. To point you in the right direction, here's a summary of the most commonly used bond patterns.