Cants

AN. 5.1 right hand single cant, made by cutting and bonding an angled insert into a standard brick. Our method for making these ensured that the two arris forming the canted face would be cut parallel, and align with those of adjacent cants when laid at right angles on corners, vertically up openings, or horizontally as brick on edge.

* We also make cants by simply cutting the corner off a brick and refacing the exposed edge, even if this cuts into a hole or frog in the brick. If the standard brick is not reasonably straight and square though, the corner will not cut parallel and the canted face will be tapered. This will have a detrimental effect on the appearance of the brickwork so we prefer our ‘brick insert’ option, and judging by customer feed back so do the bricklayers who use them!

A right hand cant stop, cut from a standard brick and the exposed edges refaced.

Originally for a house extension in a conservation area, we have since made others for customers wanting this unusual detail in their new-build projects.

AN. 6.2 double cant, made by cutting and bonding an angled insert into both ends of a standard brick.

AN. 5.1 right hand single cant, shown over a cant stop brick.

PL. 1.1 right hand cant stop, cut from a standard brick and the exposed edge refaced.