LOCATION: Christchurch

ARCHITECT: Common Architecture ex CoLab

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Takahe Construction

BRICKLAYER: Coastal Brick and Blocklaying

PHOTOGRAPHER: Stephen Goodenough Photography

BRICK: Create Range White Emperor (Wai-iti)

When a client wants something different than the standard, the Create Range fits the bill.  Both client and Architect (Common Ltd) were on the same page when coming to CCB to create a bespoke, Emperor (400x39x75) brick, to clad this beautiful, modern, yet timeless, family home.  With a natural, white brick cladding, used both inside and out, in complete contrast to the dark metals and glazing and the warmth of beautiful timber floors, a very luxurious yet comfortable home has been achieved.  Coastal Brick and blocklaying did a superb job on laying the extra long, thin profile of the Emperor, in a random bond with a flush mortar and a very light white wash over top.  A stunning collaboration between, client, architect, builder, bricklayer and CCB to create this striking home.

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Canterbury Clay Bricks is a family run business, supplying clay bricks nationally, for commercial and residential builds, since its inception over 50 years ago.  We are the only manufacturer of kiln fired clay bricks in the South Island.

We offer you an impressive collection using rich Canterbury clays, from which we have created a host of enduring finishes and colours that will add style and value to your new home or project.

Canterbury Clay Bricks manufacturing plant is located close to its clay supplies within the surronding hills of Darfield. A number of recycled products are used in the manufacture of the bricks including re-constituted brick and recycled glass. The kilns at the plant run on up to 95% of re-claimed fuels and oil further reducing any impact of manufacturing. We supply nationwide to both residential and commercial projects, new builds and renovations. 

Bricks are a blend of clays and water. The bricks are then formed, dried and kilned to produce a strong and durable end product. They are then hand blended and graded by staff to give a consistent finish.