Innovative brick design and manufacturing techniques are continuing to transform the creative building design possibilities available to architects. Brick manufacturer, Vandersanden, is at the forefront of this drive, unveiling a series of innovations.
Amongst these include the expansion of its Coated Brick range alongside new brick colours and textures.
Vandersanden’s automated coating formulation makes facing bricks water-repellent and resistant to the effects of air pollution and efflorescence. This ensures façades remain beautiful and untarnished throughout their lifetime.
This innovative and environmentally sustainable process which also makes it easier to clean the brick, if dirt or damage does occur, has now been fully rolled out across the entire Vandersanden hand-formed brick range available to UK specifiers.
Imperia is a facing brick with a base brown colour augmented by shades of white, anthracite and beige to create an attractive facade aesthetic. This hand-formed brick features a creased, sanded finish to give the brick a natural look and earthy, organic texture.
Orea joins Vandersanden’s extensive hand formed range. It is a subtle mixture of red and orange with shades of black, offering a range of creative possibilities either for restoration or new build projects. It is a facing brick with a sanded-coated and grained structure to give an authentic, natural look.
Bivio is a multi-grey, facing brick with shades of white, featuring contrasting darker grey tones for a contemporary finish.
Grey brickwork is a favourite choice for architects, seeking to create a distinctively classic design that can also feel effortlessly cool and contemporary. In addition to Bivio, Vandersanden offers an extensive range of grey bricks to bring more innovative, high quality options.
Quartis and Rega are both manufactured from 100% natural resources with a base material of Westerwald clay. Westerwald is a natural, white clay from Germany.
In these bricks, the stock texture features a sanded-coated and grained structure. In Quartis, it is layered with specific sand types to create a single coloured grey to light grey shade. As for Rega, it generates a multi-grey effect with several tones of grey in the one brick.
For their warmth, character and traditional textured finish, red bricks remain a material of choice for many building designs.
Architects can take advantage of these capabilities with the return of Vandersanden’s Roxton Red to its classic red brick range. Even better, they are now coated to avoid efflorescence now and, in the future, with a 25 year performance guarantee.
Roxton Red is a facing brick, made from 100% natural materials. It offers an attractive, orangey-red, multi-coloured aesthetic for an authentic, timeless look. Available as a hand-formed brick with a soft creased texture, Roxton Red is manufactured using advanced, low energy production techniques but with a substantial debt to its past heritage.
Darren White, Sales Director at Vandersanden, comments: “Our new brick ranges offer versatile, attractive and sustainable solutions for architects and specifiers looking for the right bricks for their project.
“Vandersanden bricks ensure not only technical performance but also an authentic character-filled presence to meet the architect’s design vision. We are also delighted to be bringing back the Roxton Red in 2021 to meet popular demand from our customers.”
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