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Special Shaped Bricks

Wienerberger stocks the widest range of special bricks in the UK, as well as offering a bespoke service for your specific needs.

Special shaped bricks are specifically designed to various shapes and dimensions to complement and contrast the standard metric or imperial brick. Special bricks give architects and builders the freedom to create innovative designs, while providing seamless functionality, extra durability and can even reduce build time and waste on-site.

Special bricks can be used on virtually any project, from high-rise structures to bungalows. They simply provide design flexibility, speed of build and a level of aesthetic detail that’s unachievable with standard metric or imperial bricks.

Find the special bricks you need

Finding the right special shaped brick is easy with the Wienerberger Special Shaped Bricks selector tool.

Finding the right special shaped brick is easy with the Wienerberger Special Shaped Bricks selector tool.

The fully interactive online tool lets you filter all British Standard Specials by group, profile and individual shape. Find the specific technical details, dimensions and angles of each brick then add to your shortlist.

Once your shortlist is complete, simply hit submit and we’ll be in touch to discuss your requirements. Try the tool now.

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Special shaped bricks from Wienerberger

Wienerberger has been making special bricks for more than 100 years and stocks the widest range in the UK. Our 250 profiles are available in a range of colours and finishes, with free delivery on orders of 400 or more specials.

All British Standard shapes are available as manufactured or cut-and bonded options across our range of facing bricks.

Today we have teams of highly skilled craftsmen devoted to developing innovative special brick solutions in dedicated production facilities across the UK and Europe. Our special products are produced under ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 50001 (Energy) Management Systems, so you can rest assured that you are receiving quality products with sustainability embedded from design to delivery.

An overview of specials groups

Wienerberger offers a market-leading selection of special shaped bricks, with 52 profiles covering all the most popular British Standard special shaped bricks in Staffordshire Smooth Blue, Staffordshire Smooth Red and Warnham Red Stock.

For clients looking for something more unique, we also offer a bespoke special shaped brick service to meet individual requirements.

Angle & Cant Bricks (AN)

Angle specials allow brickwork to turn through 30, 45 & 60 degree angles, with variations in leg dimensions to achieve different bond patterns. Cant specials allow  chamfer detailing to be achieved within brickwork to doors, windows & corner details. These can also be used as chamfered cappings on walls.

Arch (AR)

Arch specials are used to form decorative arches and avoid the requirement for tapered joints, as the specials are double tapered to accommodate different opening spans. Choose from double tapered arch stretchers (brick on end appearance) or double tapered arch headers (brick on edge appearance).

Bonding Bricks (BD)

Bonding specials are used to create brick bonding patterns without the need for cutting on site. They are also used for stop ends to brick on edge cappings.

Slips (SL)

Brick slip specials are an easy to install, durable and low maintenance option that have the ability to transform the appearance of any wall, whether internal or external.

Radial Bricks (RD)

Radial specials are used to form curved brick details on plan and avoid the faceting that can occur when trying to use standard bricks to achieve smaller radii. Radial stretcher and radial header options are available depending on the bonding pattern and aesthetic preferred.

Soldier Bricks (SD)

Soldier specials are used as a complementary or contrasting brick detail to break up large areas of brickwork.

Plinth Bricks (PL)

Plinth specials are used to create a single or double course splay detail, allowing change in depth to brickwork.

Capping & Coping Bricks (CP)

Capping & Coping specials are used to cap the tops of parapet or free standing walls to offer protection and visual appeal.

Cuboid Bricks (CB)

Cuboid bricks offer variation in design for length, width and height dimensions whilst retaining the more traditional rectangular shape.

Bullnose Bricks (BN)

Bullnose specials are used to soften the aesthetics and add protection and visual appeal to corner details, as well as on top of walls.

Railtrack Bricks

Railtrack specials are a truly traditional sized imperial brick, available in 3 sizes for authentic restoration projects.

Sill Bricks

Sill brick specials are used to create an attractive and durable window sill, providing protection from rain water run-off.

Rebated Bricks

Rebated specials are used to give the appearance of a full brick whilst being recessed in the lower bed face of the brick to hide masonry support angles.

Prefabricated solutions

Our prefabricated solutions are designed, built and supplied to meet our customer’s needs. Using Wienerberger bricks, we ensure our prefabricated products enhance the visual appeal of the project, whilst delivering value and easy installation.


Prefabricated in brick, we deliver our chimneys ready for pointing with lifting eyes pre-installed.

Quick to acquire, simple to install and cost-effective – our brick clad and GRP chimney solutions are designed to meet the visual and structural requirements of your housebuilding project, no matter the scale.

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Lightweight and easy to install, our non-structural GRP canopies make the perfect finishing touch to an outer doorway and are available in a range of different sizes and specifications.

Our canopies are low maintenance with short turnaround times on delivery. They are versatile for many different architectural styles and are also available bespoke if you’re looking for that special finishing touch to the project.

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Our range of off-site manufactured arches will add a decorative flourish to any build, available in a variety of height, pattern, soffit, backing and infill options.

Our prefabricated arch range is available in any configuration to suit your project - just give us your specification and your brick choice and we’ll use our in-house CAD service to design you the perfect arch.

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To learn more about our prefabricated solutions, contact us now to discuss your requirements.

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Guaranteed quality and value from Wienerberger

All our cut-and-bonded specials are produced with high quality adhesives and complementary sands, ensuring long-term performance and providing a perfect match for our standard facing brick range.

To ensure our customers only ever receive the finest quality products, we exclusively offer performance guarantees on fabricated specials that are made in our production sites. Our production sites are also covered by an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

Another benefit of using our fabricated specials is our all-inclusive pricing. There’s a misconception that using bricks already on site to produce fabricated specials is the better value option, but this calculation usually doesn’t consider the initial cost of the component. Our prices cover the cost of the bricks, the manufacturing of the special shape and even delivery (dependent on volume).

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Looking for special brick solutions?

Wienerberger’s dedicated Specialist Products team and Design Services team are there to offer you expert advice. Contact us today to find the right special brick solutions for your project.

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