As construction returns to growth and pressure builds for more new homes to ease the housing shortage and boost the economy, clay brick manufacturers are struggling to satisfy the growing demand from merchants and housebuilders.

Delays of three months or more are not uncommon and clay brick manufacturers are advising customers to be patient. Large producers are importing bricks from their factories in continental Europe due to lost production capacity from their UK plant closures.

In sharp contrast, Edenhall’s concrete facing bricks are finding a growing market with national housebuilders as they are readily available without extended lead times and provide kerb appeal at an affordable price.

The bricks combine a palette of colours and finishes with all the technical superiority of concrete. Recently introduced sand-faced finishes offer an outstanding match to clay and are taking the market by storm. Alongside this, a new Sandstock range offers an attractive antique stock brick in a frogged format.

The manufacturer supplies brick from eight factories located around the UK, maintaining UK employment and industry while providing a carbon footprint that is significantly less than for clay imports.

All Edenhall bricks are CE marked to the European product standard EN 15804 – 3.