Our favourite type of bricks at Jim Wise Reclamation, Handmade Bricks.
Handmade bricks are slightly different to machine made bricks, but still increasingly popular, especially in the Staffordshire and Cheshire area. Thesebricksare usually made in moulds on a bench, similarly tostock bricks. However, there is no machine used in compacting the clay into a mould, instead using hand-thrown techniques. This means that each brick has a distinct pattern on the face, resulting in a unique, original-looking product.
There’s something innately appealing about good old British handmade brick. With its solidity, durability and familiarity – not to mention its startling regional colour variations – there’s plenty to attract self-builders and renovators alike. Like our Cheshire Handmade Brick or the Handmade Stoke Brick.
When it comes to cladding a heritage-style home – whether new build or conservation project – nothing beats handmade brick. It offers a depth of colour and texture that’s extremely difficult to replicate with modern manufacturing techniques. At Jim Wise Reclamation we stock numerous type of handmade brick, some of which you will be very familiar with! Cant see what you after? Get in touch