BRICK

As part of the design process I examined material choices for the Adult Learning Centre proposal. Exploring 

Manchester, myself and a peer created a booklet on the use of brick throughout the city, alongside research into the use of brick.  

Ibstock

A1

Reclaimed

Matching

Brick

Taylor

Maxwell

Kevington

Wienerberger

Wienerberger

Ibstock

A1 Reclaimed

Taylor Maxwell

Matching Brick

Site

Suppliers of brick

Manufacturers of brick

Why Use Brick?

 

A. Superior moisture control properties

 

B. Sourced from natural materials

 

C. Non-combustible 

 

D. Less maintenance 

 

E. Great thermal mass properties. A 30%       energy saving when compared to wood

 

F. When thicker than 4.5 inches, the   

    material can sound insulate up to 45 

    decibels. Over 9 inches it can ins 

    late against 50 decibels

 

G. Waste products in manufacturing can        be recycled/reused

 

H. Can protect against high wind 

 

I. Huge variety of bricks, ranging in       

   colours, texture and size