Created using abundant natural materials, sourced locally and through a domestic supply chain, the UK brickmaking sector is an example of sustainable industry.
Clay bricks have a typical lifecycle of 150 years; the versatility of multiple uses through extensions, alterations to internal configurations, and façade renovations; and the durability to withstand the hard wear of multiple occupants over an extended period, all of which contribute to its position as a leading sustainable construction component.
Clay brick and paver production is essential to the construction industry, to our economy and our everyday lives. The manufacturing process for these products leads to the generation of waste, including fired bricks, paper, wood, cardboard, plastic and refractories. The industry strives to minimise waste generated and to re-use or recycle materials wherever possible. This minimises environmental impact and reduces demands on natural resources, as well as increasing business opportunities and improving stakeholder relations.Download