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Imperial Bricks introduces new handmade brick

  • 10 Aug 2018

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Imperial Bricks, leading supplier of handmade, wirecut and pressed bricks, has announced the introduction of a new handmade brick: the York Clamp.

Previously only available from reclamation, the York Clamp brick is now available from stock and mirrors the features of original bricks found throughout Yorkshire and Lincolnshire whilst offering metric size options suitable for new build and RMI.

By firing the bricks in a traditional kiln, Imperial is able to retain the characteristics of the ‘clamp’ firing method and give the York Clamp bricks a more authentic feel with bands of reds, purples and yellows due to the partial reduction of oxygen. The York Clamp bricks are the first of their kind to be created using traditional manufacturing methods and be made available to the market.

Jason Hughes, Managing Director at Imperial comments: “Its unique appearance is down to the lack of temperature control, in the kiln or ‘clamp’, resulting in lots of different colours, banding and no uniformity. It’s a complex brick to replicate. We made a detailed study of more than 200 buildings and analysed numerous samples to create a product that is identical to the original brick and beautiful too.

“Our in-house brick matching team has seen a steady increase of projects for renovations and extensions in the North that require a York Clamp brick but have issues with the quality and stock numbers of reclaimed originals. We anticipate a further rise in demand following the launch of the latest addition to our range.”

To request a sample or find out more about Imperial’s brick matching service, call 01952 750816 or visit the website.


Imperial Bricks
Grindle House Farm
Grindle Road, Grindle
Shifnal, Shropshire
TF11 9JR

t: 01952 750816

Visit Imperial Bricks' website

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