Different types of Bricks

FBS – FACE BRICK STANDARD
Clay bricks that are selected or produced for their durability and uniformity of size and shape.

NFP – NON-FACING PLASTERED
Clay bricks suitable for general building work that is to be plastered

FBX – FACE BRICK EXTRA
Clay bricks that are selected or produced for their durability and high degree of  uniformity of size, shape and colour

NFX – NON-FACING EXTRA
Clay bricks suitable for use, plastered or unplastered, for general building work where durability rather than aesthetics is the key selection criteria:

  • below damp-proof course or
  • under damp conditions or
  • below ground level

FBA – FACE BRICK AESTHETIC
Clay bricks that are selected or produced for their durability and aesthetic effect deriving from non-uniformity of size, shape or colour.

E – ENGINEERING UNITS
Masonry units produced for structural or load-bearing purposes in face or non-face work, where the manufacturer suppliers clay bricks to an agreed compressive strength. An engineering unit is designated by the addition of the letter E followed by a number equal to the nominal compressive strength in megapascals eg FBSE21.

PA – CLAY PAVERS (1:1, 2:1 OR 3:1)
Clay pavers that are selected or produced for their durability and for a high degree of uniformity in size and shape, and that have dimensions such that the ratio of work size length to work size is approximately 1:1, 2:1 or 3:1.

PB – CLAY PAVERS
Clay pavers that are selected or produced for their durability and for their uniformity in size and shape.