Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC

Charnwood forms part of the Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC group established in 1997, producing approximately 72 million clay bricks, tiles and pavers per annum. MBH PLC owns most of the UK’s premium manufacturing brands including Blockleys, Charnwood, Freshfield Lane, Michelmersh and Hathern Terra Cotta, representing a market leading specification brick and clay paving manufacturer. MBH PLC strives to be a well invested, long term, sustainable, environmentally responsible business. Opportunity, training and security for all employees, whilst meeting the needs of stakeholders are at the forefront of everything we do. We aim to lead the way in producing Britain’s premium clay products and enhancing our built environment by adding value to the architectural landscape for generations to come.

We are Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC: we are “Britain’s Brick Specialist”.

Welcome to Charnwood

As the UK’s largest producer of traditionally handmade bricks and specials, we produce approximately 3 million bricks each year from our manufacturing base at Leicestershire. Renowned for our quality products, tailored to exacting specifications, we create and hand craft each clay unit for a premier finish with the highest durability characteristics. We specialise in identifying the most beautiful, pertinent products for conservation areas, congruent extensions, prestigious new builds and inspiring architecture in order to enhance our built environment. Charnwood offers all products in both metric, i-Line and imperial sizes, in an unrivalled range of colours. We can also develop a truly unique blend to your exact requirements. We match performance with beauty, making Charnwood the Architect’s choice.
Charnwood manufactures a full range of standard Special Shaped Bricks to BS 4729 and make purpose made specials, brick features and arches to match all of our brick range.

Products are manufactured in accordance with the requirements of British Standards BS EN 771-1 and BS 4729.


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