Cheap Bricks: A Buyer’s Guide

Cheap bricks a buyers guide for building
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Cheap bricks may not sound like the most attractive building material in the world but standard bricks are indeed the most popular choice when it comes to building, and there is good reason too.

In the UK, clay bricks are a popular choice for developers and self-builders alike and the scale of manufacture (more than 2 billion in 2018) helps to make them one of the best value building materials around.

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Alison Wall

Alison Wall is an experienced homes journalist, and former chief sub editor of Homebuilding & Renovating. She has interviewed countless self-builders and renovators regarding their projects, and has a special interest in eco builds. She is also renovating her 1970s home and garden, and has a particular interest in making her own home greener, having recently added solar panels, an EV chargepoint and a solar battery system.