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Imperial Bricks, the leading traditional handmade brick supplier in the UK, has created an app to help self-builders, architects, specifiers, developers and housebuilders identify the right brick for their project. Whether out on site or in the office, the app makes it easy to view Imperial’s entire range of bricks and the relevant technical data.

Users can upload a picture of existing brickwork, and Imperial Bricks’ expert team will send the closest brick match from its range – usually an exact match. Enter the dimensions of a wall, and the built-in brick calculator will determine how many bricks are required in either imperial or metric sizes. Users can also specify the brickwork bond – or pattern – used for an accurate estimation.

It’s easy to source and compare bricks (including brick slips, ‘specials’ and pavers) by region, size, colour, level of weathering and texture. Users can request samples, brochures or even a site visit to determine the best brick.

Jason Hughes, MD of Imperial Bricks says: “Our in-house brick experts are very knowledgeable on choosing the right brick for the right project. The Brick Matcher app is a great tool to find the perfect match for existing brickwork on refurb projects or to ensure a new build ‘blends in’ with surrounding properties.”

Imperial Bricks offers excellent lead times and bespoke blending or weathering across its whole range of handmade, wirecut and pressed bricks. Visit the iTunes store and search ‘Imperial Bricks’ to download the iOS app, with Android to follow in the next few weeks. Call 01952 750816 or visit www.imperialbricks.co.uk for further information.

Established in 2010, Imperial Bricks sells between 13-14 million bricks a year. It offers the widest range of traditional handmade and reclamation bricks available from one single supplier in the UK. With 35 styles of handmade, wirecut and pressed bricks available in imperial and metric sizes, Imperial Bricks can match the sizes, colours and textures for bricks in specific regional areas of the UK. Specification from architects, local authorities and developers has grown strongly, and self-build projects too.

Imperial Bricks offers a bespoke ‘weathering’ service to ensure restoration work blends in seamlessly, and its products are ideal for listed buildings and conservation areas. They also add instant kerb appeal, character and charm to new build developments.

Imperial Bricks has a strong focus on environmental impact and sustainability, ensuring careful use of natural resources from licensed clay fields, and recycling damaged or unsuitable bricks. Traditional techniques – some of which date back to the 15th century – are used to make the bricks, which are all CE marked, meet the highest standards and undergo extensive testing including freeze thaw, water absorption and compressive strength.

Proud to exhibit at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows. Imperial Bricks' aim is simply to produce the finest quality natural building materials using the traditional processes of yesteryear, today’s modern mass produced items cannot reproduce the quality and aesthetics. Their range of products include Imperial Bricks – a high quality range of genuinely hand made bricks, natural stone paving in traditional sizes in a range of colours, wide board solid and engineered oak flooring, first quality natural roofing slate, new and reclaimed railway sleepers and a range of high quality reclaimed building materials salvaged from historical buildings.