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Oct 07, 2019, 13:03 ET Brick Home Tests Show Fire Prevention Starts Outside

As homeowners change their smoke alarm batteries this month and keep fire extinguishers handy, brick home studies show fire safety starts on the...


Apr 29, 2019, 10:46 ET Brick Homes Test Highest for Fire Resistance

As the worst wildfire season spurs testing for fire-resistant homes, the latest studies show that brick exteriors protect homes best. Brief Video:...


Mar 07, 2018, 08:45 ET BIA Supports New BRICK Bill Aiming to Extend EPA Emissions Timeline

New bipartisan legislation would help the nation's brick, clay and tile producers avoid premature and devastating investments to comply with the...


Jan 26, 2018, 08:35 ET 2018 Brick Trends Show Whites, Grays, Black, Painted and Glazed Exteriors

Fired-clay brick trends this year feature whites, grays, black, deep reds, painted and glazed brick with overall larger sizes. Brick Industry...


Dec 01, 2017, 07:30 ET Latest Cost Study Stacks Brick Homes Against Competitors

An updated study comparing the installed cost of fired-clay brick to six common home exteriors shows that brick costs about half as much as...


Jan 30, 2017, 16:48 ET 2017 Brick Trends Show Whites, Thin Brick and Rustic Textures

Hot trends in fired clay brick show preferences for whites, greys and lighter colors, thin brick, rustic/weathered textures and larger brick sizes....


Dec 08, 2016, 05:32 ET Seasonal House Fires Raise Home Exteriors and Fire Resistance

Home fires typically increase this time of year from Christmas trees, candles, electrical cords, space heaters, etc. Fire chiefs are also seeing an...


Jul 20, 2016, 03:49 ET New Study Debunks Actual Cost of Brick Homes

An independent study debunks common misperceptions of the actual cost to build a brick home versus competing exteriors. RSMeans, North America's...


Jul 17, 2013, 05:57 ET 2013 BIA Award Winners Honored for Best in Brick Design

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has honored stunning architecture that incorporates fired clay brick. With new categories this year including...


Mar 13, 2013, 04:15 ET New NAHB Study Shows National Consumers Prefer Brick

Taking a deep dive into current home buyer preferences, a new study shows that consumers prefer genuine clay brick exteriors on a national scale....


Dec 06, 2012, 10:36 ET Brick Exteriors Test Strongest in Severe Weather

After the third most active storm season on record, tests continue to show that genuine clay brick outperforms other home exteriors in severe weather ...


Apr 23, 2012, 12:40 ET Architects Use Genuine Clay Brick for Sustainable Home Building

Architects around the country are incorporating genuine clay brick throughout the house for sustainable design that also helps save on energy costs....