How Shackerley’s BrickClad® Saxony bricks are made
Step 1 - Raw materials for our brickslip system
Shackerley’s Saxony range of bricks are manufactured using world-renowned Westerwald clays, which are found only in North West Germany
Step 2 - Crushing
The raw clays selected for our mechanically-fixed brickslip system are crushed to remove air and inclusions. The plasticised clay is further treated in a vacuum chamber to remove residual air.
Step 3 - Brick Extrusion
The prepared clays are then extruded at high pressure through special dies to form the BrickClad® brickslip profile.
Step 4 - Brick Drying
The BrickClad® bricks are placed for a period in heat-controlled chambers, in order to reduce the residual moisture content to an acceptable level for firing.
Step 5 - Brick Firing
The BrickClad® bricks are loaded onto kiln carts for transition through the state-of-the-art kilns. Temperatures reaching 1260 ℃ irrevocably fuse the raw clay molecules to form impervious and highly-durable BrickClad® bricks.