Facing bricksBrick S

Technical data sheets

Color description
The colour of the body is bordeaux-brown-grey and it has strong nuances ranging from grey-brown to black-brown with light green-grey accents.
Manufacturing dimensions (L x W x H)
ca. 220x70x54 mm (LxWxH)
Quantity / m² with a traditional joint
66 (12 mm)
Number / m² with a thin joint
74 (6 mm)

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Nature7 Brick S brick contributes to authenticity of new residential complex

Nature7 Brick S brick contributes to authenticity of new residential complex

Ode to the construction of houses in the 19th century on Noordsingel in Rotterdam

The design for the Noordsingel Lofts in Rotterdam came about out of amazement at the missed opportunity to make the most of a beautiful spot on the corner of Noordsingel and Tollenstraat in the Oude Noorden district. The spot – part of the protected cityscape of Noordsingel – is close to the centre of Rotterdam and part of the Oude Noorden district.


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Reference list Brick S
Postal code City Street Bond Joint Joint colour Window Roofing Remarks
1097 AE Amsterdam Ringdijk 44 Random bond 12 mm
1730 Asse Guldensporenstraat Random bond 6 mm
1081 Brussel Vrijheidslaan 25 Random bond 6 mm black appartements 'Upliving' BXL - The Brewery
5266 AR Cromvoirt Achterstraat 8 Random bond 12 mm
1601 DA Enkhuizen Oosterdijk 3E Random bond 12 mm
SE18 London Nicholas Road 12 mm Nottingdale Village Phase 3 and 4
1745 Opwijk Pachthofweg 8 Random bond 6 mm
8800 Roeselare Bollaardstraat Random bond 6 mm
9600 Ronse Kruisstraat 34 Random bond 6 mm
3035 NM Rotterdam Noordsingel & Tollenstraat Random bond 12 mm
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How to Install ?

Preparation of the construction site

Quality brickwork starts with the proper storage of the materials. Provide a firm level base so that bricks are not in contact with rain and/or dirt.  
As clay is a natural material, successive production runs of the same kind of bricks may present colour variations and size tolerances.
The following precautions will help minimizing this:
  • Always order the full amount of bricks required for a specific site. In this way, the entire order can be made during one production run.
  • Try to have the full order supplied at one time. If this creates several deliveries, always mix a number of packs from the previous delivery with a number of packs from the new delivery. This procedure is especially recommended in case of re-order or for an additional order.
  • Take bricks diagonally across the pack.
  • Draw and use bricks from at least five different packs.
  • For setting out, use bricks from the delivery made to the site in question. Do not exclusively use the theoretical dimensions of the brick, or samples previously supplied, or different production run from that intended for the site.
  • As soon as the bricks arrive on site, check delivery tickets and certificates against the specification and order. Also check that there are no visible inconsistencies with the order.
  • Do not lay bricks in freezing weather or protect the ‘fresh’ masonry with insulating mats in order to avoid frost damage to the mortar.
  • In the case of prolonged dry hot weather, lightly dampen the newly laid brickwork to stop the mortar drying and curing too quickly.
  • Do not lay bricks in precipitation in order to prevent mortar from running on the wall.

Avoid Efflorescence

Brickwork is sometimes marred by white bloom. This efflorescence is usually caused because bricklaying is done under unfavourable weather conditions. The necessary protective measures are often not implemented due to a tight schedule and fast building pace. In very wet conditions, water in soluble substances can result in efflorescence on the surface. In spring as well as autumn, after a wet period (when the brickwork has dried again), soluble substances can rise to the surface as a result of moisture transport. After evaporation of the water, a white bloom is left behind. (Source: Efflorescence on brickwork – Heidelberg Cement Group)
Efflorescence on brickwork is always likely to occur. There is no brick - or combination of a certain brick with a specific mortar - that is absolutely efflorescence-free. By taking a few simple precautions, the risk of efflorescence can be reduced.
  • During and after laying, protect the newly built brickwork for a height of at least 60 cm - but ensure there is airspace between the brick face and the waterproof covering.
  • Provisionally install rainwater down pipes to avoid saturation of the newly laid brickwork
  • Never lay bricks in driving rain conditions