Imperial Bricks has launched a new, RIBA-approved CPD to help architects, specifiers and contractors choose the right bricks for renovation, extension and new build. ‘Revolutionising Restoration’ reviews traditional brickmaking methods and regional brick variations across the UK – and the impact these factors have. The seminar is part of the RIBA Core Curriculum.
Imperial Bricks offers the widest range of traditional handmade and reclamation bricks available from one single supplier in the UK. Ruth Hughes, Imperial’s UK Specification Manager comments: “We’re increasingly seeing planners requiring that bricks used in restoration work or new build projects, especially in conservation areas, are regionally-matched for colour, size and texture. Our new CPD presentation gives specifiers a better understanding of how manufacturing methods – handmade, wirecut and pressed – affect the durability of bricks, and which bricks are suitable for different building types and applications.”
The seminar takes specifiers on a journey through the history of brickmaking and helps them recognise regional variations in brick size, colour and texture and learn how to specify the right brick types and sizes. Brickwork bonds, brick weathering, overcoming common problems and sustainability are also covered.