The beauty of a traditional handmade brick, laid in a quarter bond with a lime mortar gives depth and solidity to a modern half brick thick wall. The bricks you see below are all made in the UK, with each brick being and thrown by experienced hand-makers. A wide variety of sizes, special shapes, colours and textures are available from a number of factories based in Britain. Handmade bricks can be made with a pre-cast key which means that two good faces of the brick can be used when using them in pre-cast brickwork panels. It also significantly reduces the overall cost of the brick as you effectively have two for the price of one!