Facing bricksN10 Brick E

N10 Brick E

Technical Information

Color description
The colour of the body is red with strong red and red-brown to purple-blue nuances.
Manufacturing dimensions (L x W x H)
ca. 210x101x62 mm (LxWxH)
Quantity / m² with a traditional joint
61 (12 mm)
Number/m² with a thin joint
69 (6 mm)

case studie N10 Brick E

Two impressive hexagonal towers in London with facing bricks Nature10 Brick E and Brick S

Two impressive hexagonal towers in London with facing bricks Nature10 Brick E and Brick S

Karakusevic Carson Architects and David Chipperfield Architects designed Hoxton Press Towers in London’s Hackney

Hoxton Press on the Colville Estate, a housing development in Hackney, in East London was designed by world famous architects David Chipperfield Architects and Karakusevic Carson Architects.


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Reference list N10 Brick E
Postal code City Street Style and description Joint Joint colour Window Roofing Remarks
2000 Antwerpen Indiastraat 12 mm
9800 Bachte-Maria-Leerne Dulakkerweg 12 12 mm
9800 Deinze Kleine Oostkouter 28 6 mm
7070 Gottignies Rue du Vent Val 34 6 mm
9770 Kruishoutem dunbed-wildverband 6 mm
2547 Lint Liersesteenweg 39 6 mm
SW11 1SH London St. John's Hill 12 mm St John's Hill
N1 5DL LONDON PENN STREET, HOXTON 12 mm Hoxton Press, two residential towers
8800 Roeselare Izegemstraat 60
9600 Ronse Léopold Sturbautstraat 7 12 mm
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Preparation of the construction site

Quality brickwork starts with the proper storage of the materials. Provide a firm level base to so that bricks are not in contact with rain and/or dirt.  
As clay is a natural material, successive production runs of the same kind of bricks may present colour variations and size tolerances.
The following precautions will help minimizing this:
  • Always order the full amount of bricks required for a specific site. In this way, the entire order can be made during one production run.
  • Try to have the full order supplied at one time. If this creates several deliveries, always mix a number of packs from the previous delivery with a number of packs from the new delivery. This procedure is especially recommended in case of re-order or for an additional order.
  • Take bricks diagonally across the pack.
  • Draw and use bricks from at least five different packs.
  • For setting out, use bricks from the delivery made to the site in question. Do not exclusively use the theoretical dimensions of the brick, or samples previously supplied, or different production run from that intended for the site.
  • As soon as the bricks arrive on site, check delivery tickets and certificates against the specification and order. Also check that there are no visible inconsistencies with the order.
  • Do not lay bricks in freezing weather or protect the ‘fresh’ masonry with insulating mats in order to avoid frost damage to the mortar.
  • In the case of prolonged dry hot weather, lightly dampen the newly laid brickwork to stop the mortar drying and curing too quickly.
  • Do not lay bricks in precipitation in order to prevent mortar from running on the wall.

Avoid Efflorescence

Brickwork is sometimes marred by white bloom. This efflorescence is usually caused because bricklaying is done under unfavourable weather conditions. The necessary protective measures are often not implemented due to a tight schedule and fast building pace. In very wet conditions, water in soluble substances can result in efflorescence on the surface. In spring as well as autumn, after a wet period (when the brickwork has dried again), soluble substances can rise to the surface as a result of moisture transport. After evaporation of the water, a white bloom is left behind. (Source: Efflorescence on brickwork – Heidelberg Cement Group)
Efflorescence on brickwork is always likely to occur. There is no brick - or combination of a certain brick with a specific mortar - that is absolutely efflorescence-free. By taking a few simple precautions, the risk of efflorescence can be reduced.
  • During and after laying, protect the newly built brickwork for a height of at least 60 cm - but ensure there is airspace between the brick face and the waterproof covering.
  • Provisionally install rainwater down pipes to avoid saturation of the newly laid brickwork
  • Never lay bricks in driving rain conditions