Angle & Cant Bricks
Angle brick specials allow brickwork to turn through 30, 45 and 60 degree angles. The cant range allows splay detailing to be achieved within brickwork to window surrounds, corner details and other locations.
Featuring a smooth rounded edge on either one or two sides of a brick, bullnose bricks have long been used to soften the aesthetics on walls, around openings or to the corner detailing of buildings.
Pistol bricks are used vertical and designed to hide the metal angles of a multi-storey structural frame. Rather than leaving the metal exposed, Pistol bricks create a seamless transition between brick and support.
Soldier bricks are laid vertically and are mainly used for aesthetic purposes. They can complement or contrast detailing on brick surfaces by breaking up portions of the original brickwork or highlighting specific areas.
Copings & Cappings
Coping and capping bricks are used to cap the tops of parapet or free standing walls. Coping with drips are available 305mm wide and Cappings at 215mm wide.
Swift & Bat Boxes
Cradley bat and swift boxes can easily provide a range of roosting and nesting locations within a building, to aid summer daytime roosts, winter hibernation ones and breeding sites.
These bricks are often used to re-create the distinctive architectural features associated with traditional buildings and help in the upkeep and maintenance of our national heritage buildings.
Arch Bricks & Systems
Arch or tapered bricks are used to form semi-circular, bullseye, segmental or other forms of decorative arch units to several different radii specified in the British Standard for special shaped bricks.
Cradley has a wide range of decorative brick specials that can be used as a string course, which in architecture, is a decorative horizontal band on the exterior wall of a building.
Radial specials are primarily used to form circular detail brickwork in plan, without having tapered joints. Radial brick specials also give a true, concise curve to brickwork.