The benefits of bricks

What’s the best material for your facade? You can now have it all ways At Vandersanden, we are confident in the numerous benefits of brick. Brick is an environmentally friendly construction material that lasts almost forever. More than 100 years in fact! And in contrast to other materials, a brick facade is also extremely easy to maintain. Do you know about all the benefits of this natural product?

A brick:

  • Is resistant to high pressure and frost
  • Does not shrink or expand when the temperature changes
  • Can hold heat well and release it into its surroundings
  • Reusable or recyclable
  • Available in a wide range of colours and textures
  • Suitable for various styles and tastes 

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7 advantages of bricks

A pleasant indoor climate

Bricks are very good at holding the heat from the sun, which means that your home will cool down more slowly in the winter. In the summer, you can enjoy the opposite effect, preventing your home from overheating. Brick façades are great for creating a pleasant indoor climate. They also help to save energy.  

No maintenance

Bricks require no maintenance, keeping them looking good for longer. Even better, a brick façade will only improve over the years, taking on an appearance we call ‘patina’. The patina gives your home a unique charm.  

A pleasant indoor climate
No deformation

No deformation

Whether it’s baking hot or freezing, facing bricks always maintain their shape. They are also resistant to high pressure. Buildings with ten or more storeys are also easy to work with. They offer ample design freedom, both for clients and architects.  


Brick is non-flammable and non-combustible, reducing the risk of fire damage. In the event that a fire does occur, there will be no release of toxic gases. Following a fire, a brick façade can often continue its supporting function in a renovated building.    

Flexible in use

Bricks are available in a wide range of colours and textures, making them ideal for different styles and tastes. The versatile brick can also be combined with other materials. Want to know more about the many options?    

Reusable and recyclable

Brick is sustainable throughout its life. After demolition, bricks can be recycled or reused. Recycled bricks give a building an authentic appearance and character. After recycling, bricks can be used for various purposes; , including as filler and stabilisation material, on tennis courts, as aggregate for poured concrete, and various other uses. 

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Flexible in use
Outstanding price to quality ratio

Outstanding price to quality ratio

Looking for bricks within a fixed budget? Don’t look for the cheapest brick, but one that matches your project. At Vandersanden, we have a wide range of sustainable bricks with an outstanding price to quality ratio. 

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Why Vandersanden bricks?

Some Vandersanden bricks are protected against soiling

It’s something familiar to everyone – houses and buildings with white spots. When you build something, you always intend for it to continue to look as good in the long term as it does at the beginning. White effluorescence from salt and limescale can spoil the look, just like green deposits and soiling from the weather. Not with Vandersanden’s facing bricks! We apply a special liquid to facing bricks after the baking process to make them water-repellent. The result? A sustainably attractive facade that is better protected from soiling. Almost all of our bricks have this water-repellent layer. Interested in learning more about coated bricks?

Wide range

At Vandersanden, you can pick from more than 100 colours and styles. Browse through the range for inspiration. You can try our online colour selector and find the perfect match for your project. Want a sneak preview of the end result? Visit projects where facing bricks have a prominent role and find the inspiration that you’re looking for.   

Continuous innovation

We provide the highest-quality bricks and brick solutions. It’s the result of more than 100 years of experience and innovation. For example, Vandersanden is the only place where you’ll find the Zero® facing brick. It enables you to create a traditionally laid facade without visible joints for a truly contemporary look. Request your brick inspiration brochure.  

Top service from a to z

Our service is about much more than just advice in the showroom. We can support you at the outset of your project, or provide you with technical advice on site. We also offer a range of training courses. Great if you want to work with our products yourself. We love to share what we know.

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