Fireborn

 
   
 

Fireborn® has extended its range of products and now offers even more alternatives. The popular large format clay blocks are now available in a range of new colours, textures and a new size up to 490mm.

  • Over 1,000 projects have been completed since its introduction in 2002
  • Cost-effective alternative to rainscreen
  • Ideal for use with brick, rainscreen or other cladding material
   
 

Offices, Leatherhead

National Trust Central Offices, Swindon

   

BowZed, Tomlins Grove, London

Humanities Building, University of Manchester

   
   

 

 
 

Fireborn® is now offering a wider choice of colours and textures.


 

fireborn® range | standard

 

The Fireborn® standard range features natural fired clay colour tones.

   

Natural Blue 0361

Natural Cream 0362

   

Natural Red 0360

Natural Red Textured 0363

   

Natural Cream Textured 0364

Natural Grey 0365

   

Ochre 0346

 
   

Ochre Lined 0306

Natural Red Lined 0347

   

Natural Cream Lined 0349

Natural Cream Riven 0308

   

Natural Blue Lined 0348

Natural Blue Riven 0307

 

 

 

fireborn® range | vibrant gloss

 

Glazed Fireborn is available in the following sizes 215 x 215; 327 x 215 and 327 x 140.

   

Blue – IBS BL-23

Green – IBS GR-21

   

Yellow – IBS GE-02

Burgundy - IBS RO-05

   

Black – IBS ZW-01

White – IBS WT-10

   
 

fireborn® range | satin pastels

 

Glazed Fireborn is available in the following sizes 215 x 215; 327 x 215 and 327 x 140.

   

Grey – IBS-7015

Sky Blue – IBS-5012

   

Sage – IBS-6019

Lemon – IBS-1023

   

Honey – IBS-1001

Pink – IBS-3015

   
 

Fireborn is available in a range of sizes, including the new 490mm Fireborn max II


fireborn® | standard blocks


A new size up to 490mm is now available.

 

Code: BB

Code: BF

   

Code: BG

Code: BJ

   
 
   

fireborn® | freedom

 
   

215mm x any height between 50mm and 290mm x 102mm

440mm x any height between 50mm and 215mm x 102mm

   

327mm x any height between 50mm and 290mm x 102mm

490mm x any height between 50mm and 190mm x 102mm

   
 

fireborn® max

fireborn® max II

   

Code: BH

Code: BK

   

Code

Length (mm)

Height (mm)

Width (mm)

BB

215

215

102

BF

327

140

102

BG

327

215

102

BH

440

215

102

BK

490

190

102

BJ

327

215

35

 
   

Fittings Available

 
   

Blocks, returns and angles can be cut to any length for bonding purposes.

A range of angles and returns are available to assist in changes of direction:

  • Corners
  • Cants for window reveals and soldier courses
  • Bullnose blocks for wall cappings or window sills
  • Pistols to hide framing systems

All fair faces of the fittings are shown as shaded areas.
Perforations are not shown.

 
 
   

 

FC1 External 90° Corner

 

A (mm)

B (mm)

C (mm)

FC1.1

215

215

215

FC1.2

327

327

215

FC1.3

327

215

215

FC1.4

327

159

215

FC1.5

327

327

140

FC1.6

327

215

140

FC1.7

327

159

140

FC1.8

440

215

215

FC1.9

490

490

190

FC1.10

490

235

190

FC1.11

440

440

215

 

F2 Internal 90° Corner

 

A (mm)

B (mm)

C (mm)

FC2.1

327

327

215

FC2.2

215

215

215

FC2.3

159

159

215

   

 

FA1 45° External Angle

A (mm)

B (mm)

C (mm)

FA1.1

215

215

215

FA1.2

215

102

215

FA1.3

327

327

215

FA1.4

327

102

215

FA1.5

327

159

215

FA1.6

440

440

215

FA1.7

440

215

215

FA1.8

327

327

140

FA1.9

327

159

140

FA1.10

327

102

140

FA1.11

327

215

140

Any angle available

 

FA3 45° Internal Angle

A (mm)

B (mm)

C (mm)

FA3.1

215

215

215

FA3.2

215

102

215

FA3.3

102

159

215

FA3.4

159

159

215

FA3.5

102

159

140

FA3.6

159

159

140

FA3.7

215

215

140

Any angle available

   

 

 

Single Bullnose FB12

A (mm)

FB12.1

440

FB12.2

327

FB12.3

215

 

FB22 Double Bullnose

 

A (mm)

FB22.1

440

FB22.2

327

FB22.3

215

   

 

FA51 Single Cant

A (mm)

FA51.1

440

FA51.2

327

FA52.3

215


 

FA61 Double Cant

A (mm)

FA61.1

440

FA61.2

327

FA61.3

215


   

 

FBD2 Sill Brick

A (mm)

FBD2.1

440

FBD2.2

327

FBD2.3

215

 

Universal Joint FUJ

A (mm)

FUJ.1

215

   

 

Standard Unit FFOE

A (mm)

FFOE.1

440

FFOE.2

327

FFOE.3

215

 

Pistol FPSTL

A (mm)

FPSTL.1

440

FPSTL.2

327

FPSTL.3

215

FPSTL.UNQ

Unique Sizes

   
   

 

BHT Twin Block

 

SOLDIER Standard Soldier Unit

   
   
 

Technical Data

 

All Fireborn® blocks are F2 (Extreme Weather Rated) durable (BS EN 771-1)

 

Colour

Compressive Strength ( ≥N/mm²)

Water Absorption ( ≤% Weight)

Voids (%)

Natural Red

60

8

33

Natural Blue

60

8

33

Natural Cream

60

8

33

Natural Grey

60

8

33

Ochre

60

8

33

Satin Pastels

60

4.5

23

Vibrant Gloss

60

4.5

23

 

Approximate Weights per unit

327 x 215

327 x 140

215 x 215

Freedom

440 x 215

490 x 190

Natural Red

11 Kg

7.2 Kg

7.4 Kg

160 Kg/m²

13.8 Kg

14.6 Kg

Natural Blue

11 Kg

7.2 Kg

7.4 Kg

160 Kg/m²

13.8 Kg

14.6 Kg

Natural Cream

10.3 Kg

6.5 Kg

6.8 Kg

160 Kg/m²

13.5 Kg

13.5 Kg

Natural Grey

10.1 Kg

7.2 Kg

7.4 Kg

160 Kg/m²

13.8 Kg

13.8 Kg

Ochre

12.5 Kg

8.0 Kg

8.0 Kg

N/A

N/A

13.8 Kg

Satin Pastels

12.5 Kg

8.0 Kg

8.0 Kg

N/A

N/A

N/A

Vibrant Gloss

12.5 Kg

8.0 Kg

8.0 Kg

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Ibstock Product Specification Clauses

 

  For a specific product specification for Fireborn in PDF format, please Contact Vintage Brick .

fireborn® range | standard

       
 
  • Natural Blue

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Cream

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Red

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Red Textured

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Cream Textured

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Grey

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Ochre

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Red Lined

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Blue Lined

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Cream Lined

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Ochre Lined

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Blue Riven

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

  • Natural Cream Riven

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 

fireborn® range | max

 
 
  • Natural Blue

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Cream

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Red

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Red Textured

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Cream Textured

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Grey

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Ochre

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Red Lined

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Blue Lined

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Cream Lined

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Ochre Lined

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Blue Riven

L440 x W102 x H215

  • Natural Cream Riven

L440 x W102 x H215

 

fireborn® range | max II

 
 
  • Natural Blue

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Cream

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Red

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Red Textured

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Cream Textured

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Grey

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Ochre

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Red Lined

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Blue Lined

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Cream Lined

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Ochre Lined

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Blue Riven

L490 x W102 x H190

  • Natural Cream Riven

L490 x W102 x H190

 

fireborn® range | vibrant gloss

       
 
  • Blue

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • Green

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • Yellow

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • Burgundy

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • Black

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • White

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 

 

       

fireborn® range | satin pastels

       
 
  • Grey

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • Sky Blue

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • Sage

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • Lemon

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • Honey

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
  • Pink

L215 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H215

L327 x W102 x H140

 
         
 

Mortar Mix

 

For normal elevations a designation (ii) mortar mix (1:½:4½ cement:lime:sand) will be suitable when used at a stiff consistency appropriate for the weight of the units.

 

Pack Sizes

 

Fireborn blocks are packed on pallets with interleaving paper, shrinkwrapped and are Fireborn branded. Handling and laying instructions are included with each pack.

 

No. of Units per Pack

Average dry pack weight

Coverage per pack including joint

Coverage per m2 incl. joint

327mm x 215mm x 102mm

120

1350 kgs

9.10m²

13.19

327mm x 140mm x 102mm

168

1210 kgs

8.49m²

19.78

215mm x 215mm x 102mm

175

1279 kgs

8.86m²

19.75

440mm x 215mm x 102mm

80

1130 kgs

8.10m²

9.87

490mm x 190mm x 102mm

80

1425 kg

8.0m²

10.00

The above information does not apply to Glazed units.

 

Stack-bonded fireborn®

 
  • Bed joint reinforcement is required
  • Use every course for 215 mm high fireborn
  • Bed joint reinforcement is readily available from manufacturers such as Ancon and Brikmat
  • As an alternative use Twin Block which can be laid in strecher bond and generally needs no reinforcement. This will save time and money on site.
 

Quality Control

 
  • Fireborn is made to uniquely tight tolerance which is ideal for stack bonding
  • Fireborn is individually gauged and batched. There are three size bands 'L', 'M' and 'H' into which Fireborn is batched, thus providing the tightest tolerances in the market.
  • Each product is also colour checked with the Colourimeter, to ensure consistent and repeatable colour.
 

Staining of Blue Products

 

Natural blue Fireborn sometimes exhibits an oily coloured type of stain, generally referred to as 'peacocking'. It is caused by light diffraction through a very thin surface layer of colloidal silica and it is noticeable because of the iridescent effect of the blue colour.

The staining is usually a result of:-

a) Saturation of brickwork prior to the mortar curing – giving a picture frame effect
b) Fireborn coming into contact with copious amounts of water before being built in. The manufacturing process uses a layer of silica sand to separate the bricks during the firing process. Without this the bricks would fuse together in the kiln. The residue of silica on the bricks can turn blotchy when saturated.
c) Water run-off from cementitious areas
d) A fine deposit of cement or lime transmitted to fine crazing lines by the moisture in the mortar at the time of laying.

All of the above are superficial; are not detrimental to the performance of Fireborn and all may be minimised by protection from saturation during construction. It is a normal phenomenon of natural blue fired clay products and it should be expected to happen.

Cleaning down with high pressure washers is not recommended!

 

Laying Instructions

Health & Safety

       

  Fireborn Glazed laying guidelines

 

  Handling Fireborn

 

       

 

  Fireborn Clay Laying Guidlines

 

 

 

Please call Vintage Brick for more information.

 
   
 

Product Features


 

Features and Benefits


 

Features

Benefits

Uses less mortar

Saves cost and time

Give appearance of rainscreen

Half the cost of equivalent rainscreen.

It is faster to lay.

Saves time on site with scaffold cost and site overheads.

One 215mm block like laying 3 bricks

One 327mm block like laying 4.5 bricks.

One 440mm/490mm block like laying 6 bricks.

Made in the UK.

Less transport so environmentally friendly. Unforeseen problems can be dealt with faster.

Any size – Freedom.

Unique design opportunities – stamp your own mark.

All supplied from one batch.

Consistency of colour and size.

Strict size tolerance. +/- 3mm. and batches gauged for consistency.

Easier to work with and ideal for stack bonding.

Made from special clays from a separate weathered stockpile to ensure consistent quality and project management.

Consistent, durable and guaranteed.

As easy to lay as any other large format product. e.g. concrete block, stone etc.

No new skills needed.

Material cost per sq.m. not a lot more than a good quality handmade brick.

High standard product at a reasonable cost.

Free design advice.

Added confidence from the experts with experience of over

Ongoing support to contractors on site with contact management.

Less defects and less waste. Plus a better building.

 

Highly perforated.

Improves sustainability and ease of handling.
Lightweight – lighter than concrete – manual handling single man lift.

Dedicated sales office team with Fireborn expertise.

Fast, knowledgeable response.

Range of fittings readily available.

Increase design potential.

Fired clay masonry is well tried and proven over hundreds of years.

Virtually maintenance free.

Easily used in conjunction with other materials. e.g. brick, rainscreen, glass etc.

Does not limit use.

Available in natural terracotta colours together with a pallet of glazed colours in most sizes.

Great choice for specifiers.

Made and sold under the Ibstock name.

Warranty and support.

Ex-stock

Immediate delivery

Used on over 1000 projects

Buy/sell with confidence

102mm Width

Stability and ease of laying

Lighter than equivalent concrete block.

One man lift - easy to handle.

 

   
 
   
 

Completed Projects

   
 

Over 1,000 jobs using Fireborn and Glazed Fireborn have now been completed in the UK. A selection of the attractive-looking buildings is shown below.

   
 

Inspirations

 

Offices, Leatherhead

Humanities Building, University of Manchester

   

St Davids Park, Ewloe

D&D International Valves, Bury St Edmunds

   

National Trust Central Offices, Swindon

BowZed, Tomlins Grove, London

   

Woodside, Glasgow

Hinchingbrook Business Park, Huntingdon

   

Llay Resource Centre, Wales

Derby Sixth Form College

   

Kettle & Talbot, Stoke on Trent

Mundy School, Heanor (Permafast)

   

Network 65, Burnley

Tipton Police Station

   

Dudson Pottery, Stoke on Trent

Devonshire Building, Newcastle

   

Crest Homes

Abbey Mills, Merton

   

Didsbury Point, Manchester

Oyster Wharf, London

   

Holland Construction,Stoke on Trent

Worsley Mesnes Health Centre, Wigan

   

Travel Lodge, Liverpool

Windsor High School

   

Caption TBC

 
   

 

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