Engineering Bricks vs Stock Bricks.

We are looking at having our wall rebuilt, our understanding is that for very damp areas / north facing that engineering bricks would be the most durable act like glass when water hits / sits on them. Current wall has facing bricks all blown through frost and are saturated black colour. What are the key differences please? Any advice welcome. Thanks

Asked by Mr on 11th May 2021
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"Engineering bricks are more durable and not porous but for many reason stock are durable but porous. Porosity is the amount of water that a brick absorbs."
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"Engineering bricks are the best bricks to keep water out"
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
"Go for engineering bricks, they are cheaper and last for ever that's why we use them in manholes, there are some good sturdy stocks like sharpthorns or similar, these will look nicer but twice the price, I'm Gary ask for more advice"
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"Engineering bricks are very solid bricks and are normally best used when building from coming below the ground level. They are strong and last a lifetime, used for brick on edges of walls and decorative brickwork such as arches and panels.
Commons and best bricks are used for house building and are of different types and colours, they soak more water intake than an engineering brick."
Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"Correct, engineering bricks are more durable, I would recommend you use them if the wall sees a lot of weather"
Answered on 14th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
"A-class engineering bricks, are the new form of the old-time bricks, and where designed to beat the elements as are none porous and also designed to form modern day manholes underground they are very durable

Most modern houses have a engineering as a start brick to decide height as can with stand the raising damp frost etc

e height"
Answered on 3rd Nov 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
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