Pioneers in Sustanability Since 2010


Sustainability seems to be the hot term at the moment with many companies now pushing towards creating more sustainable products within their lineups. We're all for this here at Reclaimed Brick-Tile. We have long been pioneers on the sustainability front by taking old reclaimed bricks and giving them a new lease of life as our reclaimed brick slips.

reclaimed bricks

The production of new bricks and brick slips can be an energy intense process with clay brick kilns having to burn at temperatures over 1000degrees for prolonged periods of time to form the strength and durability needed for all new bricks. With the ever increasing cost of energy, the production of new bricks and brick slips becomes increasingly costly and less sustainable each year.

According to the Brick Development Associations Sustainability Report 2021, the raw materials and production of new bricks outputs 213kg of CO2 per tonne. They also state that the reuse and recycling of bricks at the end of their life has an output of just 16kg of CO2 per tonne. In the construction industry, the amount of bricks used in a single project can be quite high. This is a point of concern for the construction industry, as each year, approximately four billion tonnes of bricks are used in building projects around the world.

However, the brick industry is moving towards more sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. There are now a range of alternative bricks available in the market, such as bricks made from recycled glass and other materials. This is leading to an increase in the use of bricks that can be recycled at the end of the life of the project.

We are unique within the brick slip industry as we specialise in the use of reclaimed bricks. Our reclaimed brick slips are cut from bricks that have reached the end of their intended life and are taken from demolition projects around the North West of England. These bricks have gained character which can only be achieved from years of natural weathering. Many new brick slip manufacturers are now trying to emulate the look of reclaimed bricks within their new brick slip ranges. These alternatives may look slightly similar to original reclaimed bricks but don’t have the sustainability benefits that come from real reclaimed brick slips.

Going from the reclaimed bricks arriving into our factory to the final brick slips that our customers receive does have an energy footprint of it’s own. We as a company, have made efforts to reduce this energy output and increase the sustainability of the end product. Here are some of the steps taken during our production process.

Closed Loop Water System

Our cutting saws need to be fed with a water feed to ensure that brick dust is kept to a minimum and to assist the blades when cutting the bricks. We have invested in a state of the art Closed Loop Water System which reuses the same water again and again rather than having to use a constant freshwater supply. This system greatly reduces our water consumption and helps to cut down on the amount of emissions created by our factory.


Fully Recyclable Packaging

Many years ago we made the concise decision to always use recyclable cardboard boxes for the packaging of our brick slip orders and samples. All our boxes are made from 100% recycled materials. Many brick slip companies now use a polystyrene box for the shipping of their brick slips. These do offer additional protection in transit but we never liked the fact that they were not environmentally friendly and difficult for our end users to recycle after their project was completed.


Brick Waste Recycled Again

During the cutting process of our brick slips, we are left with the middle section of the brick that cannot be cut again to create another brick slip. This section of brick is essentially a pure clay product that can be recycled again. We have partnered with the green roof specialists Sky Garden who reuse this section of the brick as a natural substrate material that is used in the construction of their green roofs. Over the past year, Sky Garden have fitted an average of 150,000m2 of ecologically biodiverse green roofs which look great and also push the boundaries in sustainability.


Here at Reclaimed Brick-Tile, we are always looking at ways we can further improve the sustainability of our brick slip products and the steps we have to take to produce them.

In conclusion, we need to start thinking about the long term and how we can make our planet a better place for generations to come.

The introduction of more sustainable products will mean that not only are we making a difference in the present, but we’re setting up future generations for success as well.

Ask a Question

If you need any help or would like to get in touch with our team, please fill out the form below and our team will get back to you.

Visit our showroom

Unit 1a, 202/204 Manchester Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3LY
Open from 9am to 4pm
Book an appointment
Last updated 1st January 2022

Reclaimed Brick-Tile Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains how Reclaimed Brick-Tile ("Company", "we", "us", and "our") uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our websites at, ("Websites"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, pixfort) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below. The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.

Request a Quote

If you'd like one of our team to help work out what you will need for your project, please fill in the below details.