New Brick on the Block - Readybrick

A new concrete brick, Readybrick has been launched by building materials supplier, CEMEX UK.  Readybricks are made of the same materials and complements CEMEX blocks.  This new product will provide a solution to the growing pressure in the construction industry for blocks and bricks, when used together, to be made of the same materials.

Readybricks can be delivered with blocks in mixed loads which can reduce the builders merchant ‘s stock footprint and therefore, release capital that may otherwise be tied up in stock held in the yard.

One of the raw materials going into Readybrick is quarry dust, which would potentially go to landfill, making ReadyBrick an environmentally friendly choice. Bypass dust is used at a rate of 10% by weight of cement.

This initiative supports CEMEX's resource efficiency measures and as a net user of waste, the company uses around 60 times more waste and by- products in processes than is sent to landfill.

The new bricks are being produced at three CEMEX production sites in West Calder, West Lothian; Buxton in Derbyshire and Northfleet, Kent and are made to two strengths,10N and 22N, in standard brick size.

This type of brick is known as a spacer or coursing brick and is suitable for areas and surfaces where the brick will not be seen and requires plastering or rendering. They are used for infill above doors and windows, coursing at floor and ceiling level as well as making up between joists.

Sales of ReadyBrick have started extremely well, already surpassing the target set, indicative of the growing market in house building.  Interest continues to grow from many customers across the UK from national builders merchants, buying group members to independent members.


Notes to editor

  • Helping to build a Greater Britain:CEMEX’s vision is to help build a greater Britain by providing solutions to construction problems through our innovative building materials, our expertise, our understanding of the construction issues and our people.  We aim to create the best service and the best solutions for a better future.
  • CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the concrete- paving and block sectors. Additionally, the company is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry and a supplier of PFA cement additives. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK with over 360 locations, to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see,



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