The Origins of Building Bricks

Building Bricks and their Origin

The humble brick, a product of water and mud, clay, sand, lime, chalk, whatever came to hand locally, has been with us as a product manufactured specifically for construction, for a very long time.

In the “cradle of civilisation”, between the Tigris and the Euphrates, the use of bricks in building can still be seen today in remains of buildings some 7,000 years old, durable stuff.

Buildings from ancient civilisations can still be seen, from the Great pyramids to Greece and the Roman Empire. From the Inca pyramids to the Great Wall of China, all stand as not only Continue reading “The Origins of Building Bricks”