Ordering Bricks | Brick Selections and Samples | Inspection of Product Prior to Installation | Chipping and Breakage | Blending Bricks | Variations in Brick Size and Colour | Brickwork Cleaning | Tumbled Bricks | Brick Facings | Dimensions | Pallet Collection | Utility Bricks | Certified Strength Bricks | Damp Proof Course | Bricks for Two-Storey Projects | Coastal Brickwork | Stains on Brickwork
Colours of products may vary between claybrick batches, it is recommended that all required product be ordered and delivered at the same time.
Selecting bricks and pavers is both a practical and decorative choice. To help make your decisions, we recommend viewing the products at one of our display centres and taking home samples that are available for you to compare colours, textures and finishes of the products.
The South Guildford showrooms has a kids play area to keep your little ones entertained while you make your dream home decisions.
Architects, Designers and Builders: If product samples are required for your project, please contact our Commercial team to request them. We also have a CustomBrik service available so if you can’t find exactly what you had in mind, let’s chat today!
Brikmakers encourages customers to carefully inspect and observe all delivered product to ensure all quality expectations are met. Should a problem arise, it must be directed to Brikmakers prior to the product being installed.
It is normal that some minor chipping and breakage may occur during the delivery and installation of the product. It is recommended that this product is used for cuts. This should not exceed 5% of the completed project.
To minimise any noticeable colour variations, it is recommended that clay brick products are blended from multiple packs during laying.
Clay bricks are made from natural raw materials and when fired will produce a wide range of colours. Individual bricks can vary in colour from batch to batch and as such, it is important that bricks are blended from different packs.
Size variations may occur due to the manufacturing processes. Coverage may vary according to installation methods. Brikmakers products meet the tolerance levels stipulated in Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4455.
Brick Face - A standard face brick features a single, purpose made face on one side. Colour variation may exist between the solid and cored version of an identically named product or between batches of the same product.
Score Marks - Score marks (vertical lines or ‘drag marks’) may be visible on the product face. These marks are the result of the manufacturing process and are included as a natural feature of the product.
It is important to ensure correct cleaning methods are used to remove any mortar stains. Excessive use of acids for cleaning brickwork may cause staining which is difficult to remove and can permanently spoil the appearance of the brickwork. Brick cleaning should only be done by a trained professional.
Tumbled Bricks are mill rolled to give them a rough texture, uneven edges and a rustic look that's similar to recycled bricks. This service is available for our Traditional Collection, Lloyd Wright Collection, Revival Collection and Feature Face Bricks. Please contact a Brikmakers sales consultant for more information.
Brick Facings, also referred to as Brick Tiles, Brick Slips or Brick Veneers are produced by cutting the face from a full brick. These can be attached to various walls types using an adhesive and give the look and texture of a brick wall. Brick Facings are popular for giving an existing facade a complete makeover or for saving room space on internal features walls. This service is available for our Traditional Collection, Lloyd Wright Collection, Revival Collection and Feature Face Bricks. This is a cut-to-order service. Minimum quantities and surcharges apply, please contact a Brikmakers sales consultant for more information.
Brikmakers manufactures its products utilising state of the art production equipment that shapes the product. This process ensures that the product supplied is within the allowable dimensional tolerances specified in Australian Standard AS / NZS 4455. Product dimensions quoted are nominal and subject to variation due to product colour and batch. Numbers per square metre quoted are nominal and subject to variance due to installation.
If you have any Brikmakers pallets on site at the completion of your project, please phone 9574 7219 to have any pallets collected. This is a free of charge service.
Some utility bricks may be unsuitable for external use. For more information on the suitability of our utility brick products, refer to our technical data sheets.
Brikmakers have made a range of certified strength bricks available for specialised building projects. Please contact Brikmakers for the costs and specifications of these products.
Damp proof course can provide maximum resistance from ground salts and moisture and must be installed. It is imperative that the damp proofing be installed above ground level to act effectively.
It is recommended to take delivery of all face bricks required at the start of the project. Face bricks will be block stacked on two-storey project sites and can be moved by Brikmakers upon request. Based on the conditions of the site, this may not always be possible.
A weather struck sealed joint with approved damp proof coursing will be required to prevent the effects experienced by extreme exposure in coastal areas.
Bricks stored directly on the ground uncovered can absorb rainwater and ground salts. This will produce efflorescence or other stains that will crystallize on the brick’s surface. Yellow or green stains on light-coloured bricks are caused by a mineral which occurs naturally in clay called vanadium. Should vanadium stains appear on your bricks, there’s no need to worry – they’ll naturally disappear. Read more about this here.