Reclaimed Bricks: How to Buy Them for Your Build

reclaimed bricks used for the interior of a water tower build project
(Image credit: Rice Projects)

Choosing reclaimed bricks for your home’s exterior will have a huge impact on the property’s overall aesthetic. Thanks to their natural patina and rough-textured aesthetic, reclaimed units can add oodles of character to your home. 

Available in a plethora of colours, shapes and sizes, they are usually rescued from local demolition sites. Once they have been cleaned up they can be re-used, boosting your scheme’s sustainability score.

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.