Custom Brick Shapes

Turn Ordinary Brick Buildings into Something Special

Interstate Brick is a manufacturer focused on meeting the needs of architects. As every one of your projects is unique, your brick masonry should be uniquely tailored to that design. You don’t want your thoughtful projects to be built with mundane materials selected from a common catalog. That is why we provide you with tools for customization. Rather than offering a limited range of products based on the most commonly used bricks, Interstate Brick gives you control.

We have a catalog of products that is so extensive the combinations are seemingly endless. For the discerning designer who strives to incorporate a signature that users will interact with for centuries to come, you can design your own brick or wall pattern. Step into the driver seat. Peruse our available shapes or generate your own. Try them out on the wall. Combine multiple shapes and create rhythm and texture in your facades. Have fun!

Myths About

Custom Shapes

They must be very expensive...
Nope! Well, okay, sometimes, a little. Consider this: the material cost of face brick on a building is usually 0.5% of the entire project cost. A shape could be double or quadruple the stretcher cost and barely dent the project bottom line. However, the cost of labor to lay the brick is much higher. Why not create special shapes so the masons don’t have to cut, chisel, recess, project, etc. to achieve your design intent.

We have many examples of buildings that reduced the masonry costs by creating shapes to increase the speed of installation.

They must be very expensive...
Nope! Well, okay, sometimes, a little. Consider this: the material cost of face brick on a building is usually 0.5% of the entire project cost. A shape could be double or quadruple the stretcher cost and barely dent the project bottom line. However, the cost of labor to lay the brick is much higher. Why not create special shapes so the masons don’t have to cut, chisel, recess, project, etc. to achieve your design intent.

We have many examples of buildings that reduced the masonry costs by creating shapes to increase the speed of installation.

Shapes will disrupt bond patterns...
It’s great that you are considering bond patterns. We have established shapes just for the purpose of turning corners, starting at edges, and maintaining your prescribed bond pattern. More good news: if you are designing with structural brick, we have shapes in the same depths with the same large cores so that your vertical reinforcing will not be interrupted.
They must be very expensive...
Nope! Well, okay, sometimes, a little. Consider this: the material cost of face brick on a building is usually 0.5% of the entire project cost. A shape could be double or quadruple the stretcher cost and barely dent the project bottom line. However, the cost of labor to lay the brick is much higher. Why not create special shapes so the masons don’t have to cut, chisel, recess, project, etc. to achieve your design intent.

We have many examples of buildings that reduced the masonry costs by creating shapes to increase the speed of installation.

Customization requires engineers...
Not always. If you need a peer review of your proposed design with shapes, we are here for you. The best people to consult are the crafters that will be making the brick. We enjoy assembling our team of brick makers, architects, masons, and sales managers to guide you across the finish line. Just in case, we also have a structural engineer.
Shapes are too special for ordinary buildings...
This myth makes us so sad. Clay is beautiful. It can be formed into so many shapes without compromising its properties. Even the slightest change in elevation plane, a bullnose, an arch, a splayed corner can allow the building to sing.

Create that

Signature Piece

Slopes, curves, corners, angles – you dream it, we’ll make it.

More Shapes

Say NO to Limitations. Think outside the brick.

Shape variety and customization continue to be one of the leading drivers of why people select Interstate Brick and write exclusive specifications with us. We have thousands of shape projects in our portfolio.

Start customizing your brick shape today.

How It Works

Step 1

Create your shape or provide us with your sketch.

Step 2

We’ll contact you for particulars and develop a shop drawing of your design.

Step 3

Then, we’ll create the extruder mold for your shape.

Step 4

We craft your new brick shape and it is delivered to your project.

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