Housing Developers Guide · Don't Be A Fool Use Our Visualisation Tool ·

Updated: Oct 18, 2019

Our visualisation tool is pretty swish, even if we do say so ourselves. It’s free to use on our website, and it’s proving invaluable to our housing developers and architects. Why? Because it brings creativity and flexibility during the design process. And before finalising details, it reaffirms choices, and allows us to make decisions fast.


Because even if you think you know exactly what brick you’d like to choose, considering alternative options is nice. With the Tool, you can choose your brick type, bond patterns, mortar colour, and roof tiles. Then, you can flick through the different window colour options, and make sure that every aspect of your build works well together. And if you don’t like the outcome, you can start again.


So, using our Brick Tool will do one of two things: it will help you to iron out any creative design choices you are unsure of; or if you’ve chosen a design element, the tool will help you to see what other design elements will compliment your clay. It’s here to squash uncertainty, and it’ll make sure that you are confident with your choice before the sitework begins. So it’s a win win :)


SOUNDS FANCY, BUT WHAT IS UK BRICK’S VISUALISATION TOOL?

It’s an innovative online resource that is filled with bricks, pavers, mortar colours. Choose a building design, and get creative with the details. Because the visualisation too is the home of experimentation and creativity. It’s also quick and intuitive to use. It’s been designed for architects convenience, and it allows them to flick through different colour and materials options with ease.



WHY IS IT SO GOOD?

Well, samples are great, and we love sending them out to architects and housing developers nationwide. Our bricks are exclusive, and we like people too see and feel why these bricks are so special. Each and every time we hand-wrap a sample, we are confident that the recipient will smile at the quality, and will appreciate the purity of the material. But whilst samples are great for seeing the surface structures, textures and character of a brick, they can’t help you to visualise what a wall of bricks will look like. Imagining brick bonds, and how the colours and brick size work with the structural elements of a build are impossible with a single brick sample. So the Visualisation Tool will help you to narrow down your options, and decide which samples you’d like to order.



AT WHAT STAGE IN THE PROCESS SHOULD I USE THE VISUALISATION TOOL?

It differs for each architect. Perhaps you’ve just been commissioned a build, but you’re not quite sure what direction you want to take it in. Or perhaps you know that you want to use black linear bricks, but you’re not sure which pavers, roof tiles and mortar types will compliment the clay choice. Head to the Visualisation Tool, and have a play.

The Visualisation Tool is as great in the creative phases as it is in finalising details.


WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME?

✔ Save you money

✔ Save you time

✔ Give you options

✔ Help you make design decisions

✔ Confirm your choice


WHY SHOULD I USE THIS BEFORE ORDERING A SAMPLE?

Facing bricks make up the outer aesthetic of a build. They are the thing that people will see, and they’ll set a precedence for your development. In short, they are really important, but getting the right isn’t always as easy as it seems. With so much choice, it can be difficult to find the right brick for your build. That’s where the visualisation tool comes in.


You know you want a cost-effective but smart red brick. Sounds simple, but a quick Google search shows that the difference in quality and cost is vast. It takes time to filter through different websites, and it’s impossible to visualise how your build will look based on one tiny brick picture. Queue our Brick Tool.


With a few clicks on our site, you can choose a similar building, and start customising it with your bespoke requirements. That way, you’ll know exactly what it will look like, and you’ll be able to try out every shade of Red before choosing the right one for your build. It’s a quick exercise, but one that is crucial before any brick is ordered.



WHO CAN USE IT?

Anyone. It’s the big boys toy that will actually save you money, and create time. It’s free to use, and you can play with it as much as you like.


WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

It’s on our website. Head to the Homepage, look on the top nav bar and click ‘ BRICK TOOL.’ Try not to get distracted by all of the dreamy images though- you can always have a mooch through our bricks and builds another time. So, head to the ‘BRICK TOOL’ page, and get ready to be impressed!




Whether your next project is a commercial or residential build, we hope that these builds have given you some nice ideas to play with. We are proud to be the fastest UK supplier of waterstruck bricks, so if you need a hand with your next build, get in touch :)


chris.flynn@uk-brick.com

https://www.uk-brick.com/contact


or call Chris on 07985 295 996

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