RESOURCES

USEFUL INFORMATION

Here we offer access to a range of useful guides which relate to the work of, but are not published by, members of the Brick Development Association.

If it's technical advice you seek, check the General GuidesTechnical Guides and Structural Guides sections of this website. If you require assistance, contact our friendly team at brick@brick.org.uk.

Brickmakers Quality Charter Guide Notes

Applying for the Brickmakers Quality Charter? Download the guide notes here, before you begin your application.

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Concrete -v- Clay Bricks

Concrete -v- Clay Bricks

This is the BDA's comparison infographic showing a comparisonbetween so-called concrete bricks and clay bricks, on certain key factors. Feel free to download, print out and distribute as you wish.

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Clay Brick:  Building a Sustainable Future for the UK

Clay Brick: Building a Sustainable Future for the UK

A brief guide as to how clay brick can help to build a sustainable future for the UK.

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UK CLAY BRICK EPD

UK CLAY BRICK EPD

We are pleased to announce that the 5-year renewal of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for UK-manufactured bricks is now published, ready for use. The longevity, durability and low maintenance requirements have long made brick the material of choice for the UK public and therefore, house builders. This version of the EPD is the most detailed yet; including data from all BDA members and an assessment of brick during the ‘in use’ and ‘deconstruction’ lifecycle phases.

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BDA Statement on EC Marking, post Brexit

BDA Statement on EC Marking, post Brexit

From the 1st Jan 2021 it will be possible to certify products using the new UK Conformity Assessment mark. For the period of 2021 there will be equal recognition of the UKCA mark and the CE mark, then from 2022 only the UKCA mark will be recognised in UK law. For the start of 2021 it is the intention of UK brick manufacturers to continue to use the CE mark for bricks placed on the UK market, before switching to the UKCA mark, ready for the 1st Jan 2022

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CLASSIFICATION OF REACTION TO FIRE

CLASSIFICATION OF REACTION TO FIRE

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FIRE DETAILING FOR NON-COMBUSTIBLE MASONRY STRUCTURES

FIRE DETAILING FOR NON-COMBUSTIBLE MASONRY STRUCTURES

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WHOLE-LIFE PERFORMANCE OF CLAY MASONRY

WHOLE-LIFE PERFORMANCE OF CLAY MASONRY

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EN 772-22 FREEZE/THAW TESTING

EN 772-22 FREEZE/THAW TESTING

The Brick Development Association is a member of a European-wide clay brick and tiles trade association called Tiles and Bricks Europe (TBE). Click here to download a copy of the TBE position paper on methods of testing, covering EN 772 part 22 - Freeze/Thaw testing.

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