Celebrating 150 Years of Brickmaking W.H.Collier Ltd.

W H Collier Ltd, manufacturer of traditional Handmade Facing Bricks, Fireplace Briquettes & Kits

Handmade bricks have been produced on our site at Marks Tey since 1863 carrying on a tradition first introduced by the Romans when Colchester, our nearest town, was their capital.

We use our own clay dug from seams here on-site to produce our range of facing bricks and British standard specials.  With a range of  over 2,000 non-standard shapes and our fireplace briquettes.

All W H Collier Handmade Bricks are genuinely "thrown" by hand in the traditional way, giving them a distinctive finish.

Handmade bricks from W H Collier have been used on sites locally, in Essex, Suffolk and Nationally.

Sites have included, Sussex University, The County Court Building - Kingston upon Thames, A Hospital in Swansea, A Museum in Glasgow, The Saklar Gallery and numerous private dwellings throughout the UK.

In 2013 W H Collier recieved the Brick Development Association 'Best Craftmanship Award' for 'Plantation' a stunning private dwelling.

In 2015 our bricks were used to build the 'Jafar Gallery and Jafar Hall' at Eton college designed by John Simpson Architects and built by Lee Marley Brickwork Ltd who received the Brick Development Association  'Craftmanship Award'.

In 2017 our bricks were used in the 'Modern Detatched' designed by Coffey Architects who received the Brick Development Association 'Individual Housing Award'

Example of our Work Example of our Work Modern Detatched copyright Tim Soar Jafar Gallery and Jafar Hall