Facing bricks are the most popular type of brick, which have been used in external walls in the housing market for upwards of a millennium. Contrary to engineering bricks, facing brick properties include higher water absorption, lower density and more appealing aesthetics.
One important quality of a strong facing brick is weather resistance. Considering their frequent widespread use in the UK housing market, there needs to be higher water absorption within them, to be durable in the winter months. Over time, facing bricks have adopted more colours, and we have more than just red and grey facing bricks available. We offer shades of weathered yellow facing bricks, as well as colours from cream to rustic brown.