Welcome to Charnwood
Known as the UK’s largest producer of traditionally handmade bricks and specials, Charnwood produces products of the highest durability from its manufacturing base in Leicestershire. Our renowned products are tailored to our customers’ exact specifications and handcrafted to create a premier finish. We specialise in identifying the most beautiful, suitable products for conservation areas, congruent extensions, prestigious new builds and inspiring architecture in order to enhance our built environment. Charnwood offers all its products in 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 choice of architects.
Charnwood manufactures a full range of standard Special Shaped Handmade Bricks and makes purpose-made specials, brick features and arches to match all our brick range. All our products offer outstanding properties of total durability, being F2 rated and fully frost resistant and are currently manufactured in accordance with the requirements of British Standards: BS EN 771-1 and BS 4729. We operate independently verified ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental and ISO 50001 Energy management systems. Products also comply with the BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing standard.
Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC
Charnwood forms part of Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC, a UK stock market listed company producing over 125 million clay bricks and pavers annually. The Group currently owns seven of the most recognised premium brands across the UK and Europe; Charnwood, Blockleys, Carlton, Floren.be, Freshfield Lane, Hathern Terra Cotta and Michelmersh. Using modernised production methods that emphasise sustainable building solutions and adhere to the most stringent production requirements, Michelmersh guarantees high quality product standards with a low ecological footprint. The Group remains at the forefront of industry innovation and was the first clay product manufacturer in the UK to offer intuitive Building Information Modelling files, hosted on its dedicated platform bimbricks.com.
Michelmersh strives to be a well invested, long term, sustainable and environmentally responsible business which has evolved from brands that enjoy rich heritages, becoming one of the most trusted names behind today’s prestigious built environments. With the latest technology and distinct designs, we exceed the expectations of our clients and their architects whilst retaining a reputation for beautiful, durable, natural-looking clay pieces. We aim to lead the way in producing Britain’s and Europe’s premium clay products, 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 Specialists.