Clay v Concrete
A brick is often defined in dictionaries as being traditionally made of natural clay, that’s true and there’s nothing quite like it!
Because of this and the popularity, beauty and proven performance of clay bricks, we are increasingly seeing a number of imitation products coming into the market, including vinyl brick-like coverings, plastic cladding boards pre-shaped like bricks, and probably closest to the real thing, the so-called concrete ‘brick’.
The Brick Development Association has published a guide which explores the relative merits of each material. You can view/download it here Clay v Concrete