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Press Releases from IBSTOCK BRICK Ltd (24 total)

Ibstock Brick Revitalises Stand at National Self-Build Centre

Ibstock Brick (, the UK’s largest brickmaker, has revitalised its popular stand at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre with a complete make-over, giving visitors to the exhibition the chance to see more inspirational brick solutions for the self-build market, than ever before. Featuring the UK’s widest range of bricks, which include more colour and finish options than any other brickmaker, Ibstock’s new stand is a must see for

Ibstock Brick’s Stock Bricks Play the Lead Role in Award-Winning Lyric Theatre

Heritage Red Blend stock bricks from Ibstock (, the UK’s largest brickmaker, have been specified by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects for the state of the art re-build of Belfast’s award-winning Lyric Theatre – continuing the multi-million pound re-generation of the city. Recently taking home both the prestigious Supreme Winner Award and Best Public Building award at this year’s esteemed Brick Development Association (BDA) Brick Awards, the landmark theatre, situated on

Ibstock Brick Updates Popular Brick Selector to Include Innovative New Manor Ran …

Following the overwhelming success of its popular ‘Brick Selector’ guides, Ibstock Brick ( has released a new issue of this comprehensive, inspirational and easy to follow guide to brick matching and brick selection from the UK’s widest range of clay facing bricks. Now in its fourth edition, Ibstock’s new ‘Brick Selector’ is full of more awe inspiring and creative ideas to help professional builders, self-builders and the general public get inventive

Ibstock Brick Goes Green with Launch of New Sustainability Guide

As the UK’s largest brickmaker, with a product range in excess of 400 bricks, Ibstock ( has long been at the forefront of environmental solutions and as such, has launched its ‘Sustainable Product Guide’, a new brochure specifically designed to showcase the very latest in sustainable brick solutions, acting as a guide for builders looking for inspirational and environmentally friendly solutions when building with brick. As well as outlining Ibstock’s

New Exclusives Range from Ibstock Brick

Adding a new dimension to building design in the UK, the new ‘Exclusives Range’ from leading brick manufacturer, Ibstock (, has been specifically developed to offer architects and specifiers exciting and inspirational bricks that are like nothing else currently on the market. With each brick carefully selected for the collection due to its unique colour and texture the Exclusives Range from Ibstock is guaranteed to help make any building extra

Ibstock Brick Leads the Way on the 2012 BDA Brick Award Shortlist

With over 50% of shortlisted projects featuring the company’s bricks, Ibstock Brick has once again dominated the Brick Development Association’s (BDA) Brick Awards shortlist, taking home a massive 43 nominations. The celebrated awards, which recognise excellence in design and construction using brick, received a phenomenal 200 entries this year - the highest number of entries received since its launch 32 years ago. An incredible 48 of projects using Ibstock bricks have been

Ibstock Brick Launches Inspirational New Literature

Helping to inspire housebuilders and developers create buildings with character and charm, the new Chailey and West Hoathly brochures from leading brick manufacturer, Ibstock (, are packed full of creative and original ideas for matching traditional brickwork in the South East. Chailey, which is located in the centre of Sussex Weald, has been manufacturing high quality clamp-fired clay products for over 300 years, continuing to use traditional brick making techniques to

Ibstock Brick DZine goes into Detail

The most innovative and inspirational applications of brick detailing are brought to life in the latest issue of DZine, the quarterly magazine from Ibstock Brick ( The final chapter in a three part special, the ‘Details’ issue of DZine takes an in-depth look into eight different projects from across the UK, each one taking a different approach to design and highlighting just how easy it is to create even more visually

Ibstock Brick’s Next Generation Brick Selector

Following the overwhelming success of its original ‘Brick Selector’, Ibstock Brick has released yet another volume of this comprehensive, inspirational and easy to follow guide to brick matching and brick selection. First launched in 2009, this flagship brochure, which is in now in its third edition, is packed full of even more inspired ideas and solutions to help professional builders, self builders and the general public get inventive with brick. Featuring

Ibstock Brick Launches New Online Portfolio

Celebrating the company’s diverse and ever-increasing range of clay products, the new Portfolio from Ibstock - the ultimate reference guide for architects and designers building with brick and clay products - is now available online for the first time. The extremely popular literature, which is now in its sixth edition, can be easily downloaded as a whole document, or by individual section. Online searches can also be performed in the

Ibstock Dominates at the BDA Brick Awards, Again

Ibstock Brick ( has once again swept the board at the prestigious Brick Development Association (BDA) Brick Awards – with their bricks used on twice as many winning projects as any other brickmaker. The awards, now in their 31st year, recognise excellence in design and construction using brick and, after being shortlisted in 14 categories, specifiers using Ibstock bricks were presented with a remarkable 6 awards in total, including the Supreme

Brick is the Star Performer at the RIBA Stirling Prize

Brick showed that it is still the building material of choice for Britain’s leading architects after it featured prominently in the 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist. Three out of the six finalists for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize, which is run by RIBA and awarded to the architect of the best new European building built or designed in Britain, used brick in the building’s design, with one of the projects,

Ibstock Brick Awarded Responsible Sourcing Standard

Leading the way for sustainable business, Ibstock has become the first UK brick manufacturer to be awarded the ‘very good’ rating in its recent factory assessment for the responsible sourcing standard, BES 6001. The BES 6001 standard for responsible sourcing demonstrates that a building material has been produced in a way that has minimised its environmental impact, and it is sustainable. Ibstock was awarded the important standard at its Dorket Head

Ibstock Brick Dominates the BDA Award Shortlist … Again!

Proving that it is still the number one choice for constructing award winning buildings, Ibstock ( has once again dominated this year’s Brick Development Association (BDA) Brick Awards shortlist, with an amazing 40 projects being shortlisted - almost half of all nominations. The esteemed awards, now in its 31st year, recognise excellence in design and construction using brick and with a record breaking number of entries this year, competition has

Ibstock Launches Smartphone Brick App

Ibstock has launched a new, free to download ‘Brick App’ specifically designed to allow customers to order samples, view technical specs and access stockist information, all at the touch of a button from their mobile phones. The new Ibstock Brick App, which is the first of its kind, has been developed as a mobile brick selector for use on Smartphones such as the Blackberry and iPhone. Offering excellent functionalities including

Ibstock Brick Extends Online Design Guide

Leading brick maker, Ibstock, has extended its highly successful Online Design Guide series with the launch of a second book, which has been specifically developed to provide the ultimate reference guide to designing and specifying with brick. The new online tool, which gives the latest information about design with brick, is aimed at architects and designers and is being released in sections on the Ibstock website. Parts one to three are

Ibstock Brick Launches new Leicester Literature

Showcasing its popular range of Leicester bricks, Ibstock’s latest literature is jam-packed with inspiring and imaginative ideas to inspire housebuilders and developers to produce unique buildings bursting with character. Featuring the largest range of standard and crease-textured stock bricks in the UK, Ibstock’s Leicester factory offers a comprehensive selection of bespoke blends to create buildings with a distinctive and attractive appearance. Andrew Halstead-Smith, marketing manager at Ibstock, commented: “As well as

Ibstock Brick Launches New Literature for Funton Range

Continuing to go the extra mile for merchants, leading brick manufacturer, Ibstock, has extended its literature with a new brochure for its popular Funton range of yellow stock bricks, which are aimed specifically at new and infill housing in London and the South East. Made using brickearth dug from fields overlooking the Medway, Ibstock’s range of Funton bricks are fired in a chamber kiln to give them a unique golden yellow

Ibstock DZine Tackles Social Housing

Inspirational housing projects from the social and private sectors are brought to life in the winter edition of DZine Guide, the quarterly magazine from Ibstock. The ‘Living Spaces’ issue of DZine includes in-depth reviews of five housing projects from across the UK, each taking different approaches to design using brick. One of the featured projects is the BDA Award Winning Bath House project in Barking, which forms part of Barking town

Ibstock Brick hosts MP visit

Nick Herbert, the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs was given an ‘on the ground’ insight into the current condition of the construction industry, by the UK’s largest brick manufacturer, Ibstock, when he visited one of its flagship factories earlier this month. During his tour of Ibstock’s impressive Laybrook factory in West Sussex, Mr Herbert took part in discussions on the many issues facing the industry during

Ibstock Brick wins Top Award at Ceramics Biennial

Ibstock has been presented with the highly coveted ‘Ceramics in Industry Award’ at the recent British Ceramics Awards, which took place in October as part of the British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent. The awards promote and celebrate innovation in contemporary British ceramics, focusing on creativity and achievement across the industry. Ibstock was awarded with the top honour for the technological innovation and creativity of its CoolVault and Elementix Express product ranges.

Ibstock launches new Brick Selector

Choosing the right brick has been made a whole lot easier with the launch of Ibstock’s new ‘Brick Selector’, a simple and inspirational approach to brick matching and brick selection for the UK’s biggest range of clay facing bricks. The new, easy to follow brochure from leading brick manufacturer Ibstock, guides customers through the brick selection process and also contains inspiring and creative ideas for the use of brick, helping both


OVER 100 representatives from the UK’s top architectural, housebuilding and design communities gathered at RIBA headquarters this month to attend Ibstock’s guest lecture seminar by the widely respected designer and architect Wayne Hemingway of Hemingway Design. The RIBA seminar ‘An Alternative View of Sustainable Living’ introduced the topic of sustainable living for communities and discussed the ever popular and eco-friendly use of brick a 21st Century building material. Hemingway contends


As part of its commitment to sustainable construction and assisting developers to minimize the impact of house building on wildlife habitats, Ibstock has designed a range of clay homes for bats and swifts that can be incorporated into any new buildings or conservation work. As part of its commitment to sustainable construction and assisting developers to minimize the impact of house building on wildlife habitats, Ibstock has designed a

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