Top 22 brick manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Brick is one of the most popular materials in the construction industry. It is used in the construction of walls and partitions, when facing the facade and installing a chimney, when arranging a fence and laying a foundation. A wide variety of bricks is offered on the market, which differ in purpose, functionality, size, price, etc. But even a product of the same type produced at different factories may differ significantly. Together with the experts from the team, we will deal with the intricacies of choosing a building brick.

How to choose a brick

Varieties. Depending on the materials and technologies used, the following types of bricks are distinguished.

  1. Ceramic or red brick is considered the ancestor of this type of building materials. As in the old days, it is made from clay by sintering in ovens at a temperature of about 1000 ° C. This grade is ideal for foundations, walls and partitions, facade cladding. The material perfectly combines affordability and environmental friendliness.
  2. Silicate has bypassed all its brethren in popularity. It is mainly based on low cost and precise geometric dimensions. The material is made from a mixture of lime with quartz sand and various additives. Scope of application – the device of walls, partitions and fences.
  3. Refractory fireclay bricks are used for the installation of chimneys, stoves and fireplaces. Its main feature is resistance to high temperatures (up to 1700 ° C). It is also made from clay, so it is an environmentally friendly material.
  4. Clinker stands out for its strength and frost resistance. He gets these properties due to the use of refractory clay. This type is suitable for finishing the facade or paving paths on a personal plot.
  5. Hyper-pressed is the most modern variety. It is made from screenings of marble, shell rock, limestone or dolomite. After adding the binder, the solution is pressed and fused. This technology makes it possible to obtain high-strength bricks with very precise geometry. This expensive material is most often used for decorative finishing of facades or fireplaces.
  6. Facing has ideal geometry and aesthetic appearance. Its scope is limited to finishing external and internal bases. This group includes all types of bricks, except for refractory chamotte.

The size. An important parameter when choosing a brick is its overall dimensions.

  1. A single brick is considered standard, which is 250 mm long, 120 mm wide and 65 mm high. It is highly versatile.
  2. One and a half (250x120x88 mm) is used when constructing massive structures.
  3. Double brick (250x120x138 mm) allows to reduce the time for laying.
  4. For decorative purposes, a narrow brick is bought (250x60x65 mm).
  5. Products with a minimum width (250x22x65 mm) are facing tiles.

The nature of the filling. By filling, there are three types of bricks.

  1. Full-bodied products have no chambers or holes. They are highly durable, but they do not retain heat well and are heavy.
  2. The hollow body contains chambers or holes of various shapes and sizes. Due to the voids, the material becomes lighter and cheaper, heat and sound insulation properties are improved. But at the same time fragility appears.
  3. Porous bricks are made using a special technology. The clay is mixed with wood chips, molded and fired. The wood burns to form pores, which improve the thermal insulation properties of the brick. The disadvantages include the inconvenience of work and the high price.

We have selected 22 of the best brick manufacturers for our review. The products of these companies are sold on the domestic market. When compiling the rating, the opinions of experts and consumer reviews were taken into account.

Rating of the best brick manufacturers

Nomination a place Name of product rating
The best manufacturers of sand-lime bricks 1 Lipetsk silicate plant 5.0
2 Yaroslavl silicate brick plant 4.9
3 Voronezh Combine of Building Materials 4.8
4 Mikhailovsky silicate brick plant 4.7
5 Cherepovets silicate brick plant 4.6
6 Tver Combine of Building Materials No. 2 4.5
The best manufacturers of red (ceramic) bricks 1 Golitsyn Ceramic Factory 5.0
2 LSR. Wall materials 4.9
3 Novokuban plant of ceramic wall materials 4.8
4 Slavic brick 4.7
5 Ryazan brick factory 4.6
6 Vladimir brick factory 4.5
The best cladding brick manufacturers 1 Zheleznogorsk brick factory 5.0
2 Kirovo-Chepetsk brick factory 4.9
3 Kirovsky brick factory 4.8
The best manufacturers of refractory fireclay bricks 1 Sukholozhsky Refractory Plant 5.0
2 Brick factory “Novomoskovskogneupor” 4.9
3 Borovichi Refractories Plant 4.8
The best manufacturers of clinker bricks 1 Ecolinker 5.0
The best manufacturers of hyper-pressed bricks 1 Hyper-pressed brick 5.0
2 RiK 4.9
3 BARRUM 4.8

The best manufacturers of sand-lime bricks

Silicate brick has been used in construction for more than a hundred years. Its popularity is currently maintained due to its affordable price, precise geometric dimensions, resistance to mold and mildew, and good sound insulation. The experts identified several domestic manufacturers of sand-lime bricks.

Lipetsk silicate plant

Rating: 5.0

Lipetsk silicate plant

The largest Russian manufacturer of silicate bricks is Lipetsk silicate plant LLC. The enterprise has been operating effectively since 1938, since then the production has been modernized several times. In 2015, another renewal of the machine park took place, high-performance German equipment appeared in the shops. It allows to produce annually up to 130 million pieces of conventional bricks. Experts appreciated such types of products as solid, hollow, and colored silicate. The manufacturer becomes the winner of our rating.

Domestic consumers are satisfied with the durability, versatility and reasonable prices. But the accuracy of the product is variable and depends on the batch.

Advantages

  • modern production;
  • affordable price;
  • wide range of models;
  • high strength.

disadvantages

  • accuracy varies from batch to batch.

Yaroslavl silicate brick plant

Rating: 4.9

Yaroslavl silicate brick plant

Since 1931 the Yaroslavl silicate brick plant has been operating. This oldest enterprise in the country produces more than 40 types of building materials. After modernization, the annual production of sand-lime bricks reached 100 million pieces. The enterprise has its own laboratory that monitors the quality of raw materials and finished products. In 2017, YAZSK merged with the EKO plant, which specializes in the production of gas silicate and reinforced concrete structures. As a result, the buyer is offered a wide range of products for construction.

YESK products leave pleasant impressions for users. It combines affordability, strength and durability. There are only remarks about the accuracy of geometric dimensions.

Advantages

  • a wide range of building materials;
  • own laboratory;
  • strength;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • inaccurate geometric dimensions.

Voronezh Combine of Building Materials

Rating: 4.8

Voronezh Combine of Building Materials

The age of the Voronezh Building Materials Plant has already crossed the 60-year mark. The enterprise has gone through more than one reconstruction, production facilities have been renovated. The enterprise has free land areas for further development. Although after the last modernization, the capacity reached 144 million pieces of bricks per year. All manufactured products have quality certificates. The experts especially noted the implemented technology of volumetric coloring, thanks to which there were ample opportunities for decorating and coloring bricks.

The Pridonsk plant of VKSM takes an honorable third place for good quality, reasonable prices and a decent range. But not all material has right angles, there are chips on the edges.

Advantages

  • high production capacity;
  • strict quality control;
  • volumetric painting;
  • reasonable prices.

disadvantages

  • chips are present;
  • uneven corners.

Mikhailovsky silicate brick plant

Rating: 4.7

Mikhailovsky silicate brick plant

The Mikhailovsky Silicate Brick Plant has mastered a wide range of construction products. The company offers domestic consumers solid and hollow products, chipped and smooth products, classic white and modern colored bricks. The production capacity allows to produce annually up to 120 million pieces of conventional bricks. Experts praised the durability of the German pigment LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, it does not fade for over 25 years. Since its inception (1978), the priority at the enterprise has been product quality. For this, strict control is carried out at all stages of production.

Users are satisfied with the quality of the Mikhailovsky product, its durability and color palette. The disadvantages include the high price.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • durability of the pigment;
  • strict quality control;
  • strength.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Cherepovets silicate brick plant

Rating: 4.6

Cherepovets silicate brick plant

The Cherepovets silicate brick plant looks like a relatively young enterprise compared to its competitors. It was put into operation in 1972. In the North-West region, the enterprise is one of the largest brick producers. The annual production volume is 100 million conventional pieces. The assortment includes three-hollow and solid bricks, single and one-and-a-half products, front and ordinary material. In order to expand the model range, in 1998 the plant launched the technology of volumetric coloring. The brand received praise from experts for the release of products with a rusticated surface.

Users appreciated the rich assortment, the presence of painted bricks, and reasonable prices. There are complaints about the accuracy of the dimensions, which influenced the place in our rating.

Advantages

  • wide range of models;
  • modern technologies;
  • brick with rusticated surface;
  • reasonable prices.

disadvantages

  • inaccurate dimensions.

Tver Combine of Building Materials No. 2

Rating: 4.5

Tver Combine of Building Materials No. 2

In 1951, the Tver Building Materials Plant No. 2 was built. The enterprise has repeatedly become the winner of the socialist competition during the years of the Soviet Union. A radical renovation of the plant took place in the 90s, when German equipment was purchased. Already in 1996, TCSM received a “Platinum Star” at an exhibition in Switzerland for the high quality of bricks. The manufacturer tries to maintain an optimal price-quality ratio. Experts included the company in our rating for a wide range of colored bricks, which are obtained by volumetric method.

Users are satisfied not only with the quality and price of sand-lime bricks, but also with round-the-clock shipment of products. However, there are many complaints about the large amount of cracked and chipped material.

Advantages

  • international recognition;
  • modern equipment;
  • a wide range of;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • a lot of marriage.

The best manufacturers of red (ceramic) bricks

Ceramic brick is considered an environmentally friendly material. It is made of clay, so the product is safe for humans. Red brick keeps warm well, it is easy to install and operate, it is distinguished by a variety of shapes and colors. Experts drew attention to the products of several companies.

Golitsyn Ceramic Factory

Rating: 5.0

Golitsyn Ceramic Factory

The Golitsyn Ceramic Factory has deep historical roots. The company was founded back in 1882, during which time it has accumulated a wealth of experience. For the past 30 years, the brand has specialized in the production of premium products. The annual production is 120 million ceramic bricks. For the richest assortment of red bricks, the company becomes the winner of our rating. The manufacturer can take leading positions in Russia with advanced imported equipment, high quality, exclusive models.

Users are satisfied with the dimensional accuracy, reliable packaging, and the minimum number of chips. The disadvantages are the difficulty of acquiring bricks at the Golitsyn Ceramic Factory.

Advantages

  • a rich experience;
  • modern equipment;
  • high quality bricks;
  • rich assortment.

disadvantages

  • difficulties with the purchase at the factory.

LSR. Wall materials

Rating: 4.9

LSR.  Wall materials

The LSR brand is not inferior to the leader of the rating in the richness of the range of ceramic products. Wall materials. The consumer is offered ordinary building bricks (hollow and solid), cladding products, large-format ceramics. Experts noted the innovative approach of the company; it is the only enterprise in our country that mass-produces clinker. The company's products are not inferior in quality to foreign counterparts, gaining in value. The total capacity of the four factories that are part of the association reaches 450 million conventional bricks.

Consumers have no complaints about the quality of LSR materials. But the organization of booking and distribution of paid products leaves much to be desired.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • Hi-tech;
  • large volume of production;
  • high quality.

disadvantages

  • poor organization of product sales at the plants of the association.

Novokuban plant of ceramic wall materials

Rating: 4.8

Novokuban plant of ceramic wall materials

The Novokubansk plant of ceramic wall materials can boast of its own raw material base. Thanks to this, quality control begins with the extraction of clay and continues at all stages of the technological chain. The result is a brick that meets all the requirements of international standards. The assortment of the enterprise and the annual production volume (70 million pieces) look somewhat more modest in comparison with the leaders of the rating. The experts liked the automated lines, which reduce the influence of the human factor on product quality.

Russian builders call Novokuban brick a strong average. It has good strength and frost resistance, and a reasonable price. But in terms of aesthetics, users have complaints.

Advantages

  • own raw material base;
  • strict control at every stage of production;
  • good quality;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • modest appearance.

Slavic brick

Rating: 4.7

Slavic brick

The Slavyansky Brick JSC also has its own quarry. It produces high-quality clay, which is supplied to modern factories with 20 years of experience. The association includes two enterprises that are capable of producing up to 140 million pieces of conventional bricks per year. According to experts, one of the most advanced ceramic enterprises in Russia and Europe is the plant in Slavyansk-on-Kuban. Hans Lingl from Germany took part in its design. The brand is included in our rating for a wide range of ceramic products.

Consumers often prefer Slavic bricks for their beautiful colors and good quality. There are complaints that over time the material crumbles, spoiling the appearance of the facade.

Advantages

  • own clay quarry;
  • modern equipment;
  • Hi-tech;
  • rich assortment.

disadvantages

  • there are cases of destruction of the finishing layer.

Ryazan brick factory

Rating: 4.6

Ryazan brick factory

Since 1929 he has been working in the construction market of the Ryazan brick factory. Its capacity is up to 70 million ceramic bricks per year. Experts included the brand in our rating for the deep modernization of the enterprise, the introduction of innovative technologies. The plant conquers the Russian consumer with a wide range of ceramic bricks (20 varieties). The catalog contains single and thicker models, hollow and solid products, ordinary and facing bricks. The company's products are in great demand during the height of the construction season, which leads to a shortage.

Users note the fast loading and delivery of the order. However, there are complaints about the packaging, there are no insulators between the layers, which is why the front part is scratched. Dimensional accuracy has also been criticized.

Advantages

  • prompt loading and delivery;
  • modern equipment;
  • innovative technologies;
  • variety of models.

disadvantages

  • unreliable packaging;
  • inaccurate dimensions.

Vladimir brick factory

Rating: 4.6

Due to the huge deposits of clay in the region, it was decided to build the Vladimir brick factory. The first products were released in 1991, and by 2004 the enterprise had reached an annual output of 95 million units. Today the plant is known under the MSTERA brand. Experts drew attention to the high quality of products, a wide range of colors (56 shades). Automatic lines working in two technological processes allow maintaining a high level of production.

The brand is included in our rating for its affordable price, durability and good quality. The disadvantages include non-fulfillment of paid orders (the booked brick is sold to other buyers), as well as for the defect falling into pallets.

Advantages

  • own raw materials reserves;
  • automatic lines;
  • variety of colors;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • does not fulfill contractual obligations;
  • marriage is possible.

The best cladding brick manufacturers

Facing brick remains a popular material in the construction of houses. Due to its aesthetic appearance, wide palette of colors, resistance to weathering and durability, the product attracts the attention of Russians. The following companies produce quality products.

Zheleznogorsk brick factory

Rating: 5.0

Zheleznogorsk brick factory

In 1994, the Zheleznogorsk brick factory was built. The company specializes in the production of facing bricks. In order to consistently receive high quality products, the company acquired modern European lines. Experts note the impeccable precision, aesthetics and high durability of the products. The quality is confirmed by certificates of conformity, as well as many prestigious diplomas. The plant is among the top 100 enterprises in the construction industry. Each year, about 40 million pieces of ceramic and facing bricks come off the factory conveyor. The brand becomes the winner of our rating.

Domestic consumers praise the quality, affordable price and fast delivery. The advantages should also include a decent color range and reliable packaging.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • aesthetic appearance;
  • reliable packaging;
  • fast delivery.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Kirovo-Chepetsk brick factory

Rating: 4.9

Kirovo-Chepetsk brick factory

A young and very modern enterprise in the construction industry is the Kirovo-Chepetsk brick factory. The history of the company began in 2007, when a German project was implemented. At maximum load, the plant can produce over 40 million conventional bricks per year. The workshops employ the latest European lines, which ensure high quality products. Thanks to a wide range of facing bricks, the manufacturer managed to quickly take a leading position in the region. Products are supplied to the trade network under the KS-Keramik brand.

Domestic builders liked the products of the Kirovo-Chepetsk brick factory for their beautiful appearance, fast masonry arrangement, and precise geometric dimensions. Among the shortcomings, the appearance of efflorescence is mentioned.

Advantages

  • wide range;
  • exact geometrical dimensions;
  • low thermal conductivity;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • salt comes out over time.

Kirovsky brick factory

Rating: 4.8

Kirovsky brick factory

The Kirovsky brick factory is considered a major player on a regional scale. Its production capacity is limited to 100 million pieces per year. Most of the model range is occupied by silicate bricks. Colored products, facing and decorative bricks have high aesthetic qualities. Experts pay attention to the computerized logistics implemented at the enterprise, modern technological equipment, energy efficient production. The brand occupies an honorable third place in our ranking.

In the reviews, users note the affordability, good quality, strength and durability of the products. Only the range of facing products looks more modest than those of the leaders.

Advantages

  • large production facilities;
  • computerized logistics;
  • energy efficient production;
  • good quality.

disadvantages

  • a modest assortment of facing bricks.

The best manufacturers of refractory fireclay bricks

When building chimneys and fireplaces, you cannot do without refractory materials. Fireclay brick remains one of the most popular. Several factories in Russia produce high-quality refractory products.

Sukholozhsky Refractory Plant

Rating: 5.0

Sukholozhsky Refractory Plant

The birthday of the Sukholozhsky Refractory Plant is March 27, 1932. The enterprise has gained a wealth of experience that is passed down from generation to generation. The modernization of production took place more than once, which made it possible to maintain a leading position in the Russian market. Today the company specializes in the production of refractory products. In addition to fireclay bricks, the consumer is offered lightweight products, heat insulators, dry refractory concrete mixtures. The number of consumers has already exceeded 2000, and partners are not only domestic, but also foreign companies.

Experts gave the laurels of the winner to the brand for a wide range and high quality of products. Consumers are in solidarity with them, noting the correct sizes and affordable prices.

Advantages

  • rich assortment of refractory products;
  • high quality products;
  • exact dimensions;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Brick factory “Novomoskovskogneupor”

Rating: 4.9

Brickworks

The Novomoskovskogneupor brick factory is a worthy competitor to the rating winner since the times of the Soviet Union. The enterprise was created to provide blast furnaces in Kuznetsk and Magnitogorsk with refractory products. Through the efforts of a friendly team in 1940, it was possible to exceed the capacity planned by the government (50 thousand tons), producing 70 thousand tons of refractory per year. Today the joint-stock company “Novomoskovskogneupor” maintains a leading position in the fireclay brick market. Experts explain this fact by the introduction of innovative technologies, expanding the range, as well as a high level of quality.

As for the disadvantages, buyers pay attention to the low culture of production, especially in the area of ​​the loading dock.

Advantages

  • innovative technologies;
  • great experience;
  • rich assortment;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • dirt on the territory.

Borovichi Refractories Plant

Rating: 4.8

Borovichi Refractories Plant

In 2019, the Borovichi Refractory Plant turns 162 years old. The oldest enterprise boasts not only a rich history, but highly qualified personnel and a modern scientific and technical base. The experts were amazed by the list of the company's consumers, among which there are such large enterprises as Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, Rusal, MMC Norilsk Nickel, and PAO Severstal. The range of refractories is also striking, more than 43 items are offered to consumers.

Domestic users note the good quality of the products, a wide range of refractories, and reasonable prices. But for the unworthy working conditions of its employees, the plant takes only third place in our rating.

Advantages

  • glorious traditions;
  • a large number of partners;
  • a wide range of;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • poor working conditions for workers.

The best manufacturers of clinker bricks

Clinker brick has a lot of advantages. It features durability, high strength, low moisture absorption, resistance to low and high temperatures, and a wide range of applications. But the high price tag turns off potential buyers. The experts identified the clinker bricks of one enterprise.

Ecolinker

Rating: 5.0

Ecolinker

Not so long ago (2014) the Ecolinker plant was built in Novocheboksarsk. The experts drew attention to the young enterprise thanks to the import substitution program. The Russian manufacturer has launched the production of high-quality clinker bricks, which were previously supplied from abroad. The advantages of the Ecolinker products include an affordable price, as well as large reserves of refractory clay in the region. The company is constantly expanding the range of clinker, which allows it to occupy a leading position in the country. The catalog contains paving and facing clinker bricks, steps and tiles. The brand becomes the winner of our rating.

Users prefer Ecolinker products for reasonable prices, frost resistance, environmental friendliness and high strength.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • affordable price;
  • own raw material base;
  • rich assortment.

disadvantages

  • not found.

The best manufacturers of hyper-pressed bricks

Innovative technologies are used in the manufacture of hyper-pressed bricks. The material has precise dimensions, high strength, perfectly smooth surface, and weather resistance. The specialists liked the products of the following manufacturers.

Hyper-pressed brick

Rating: 5.0

Hyper-pressed brick

The first manufacturer in Russia of a unique building material was the Hyper-pressed brick enterprise, located in the town of Lukhovtsy. Taking into account the latest achievements in the field of brick production, the company managed to obtain products with increased strength. The experts drew attention to the exceptional dimensional accuracy and smooth glossy surface. The company managed to win in our rating due to prompt execution of orders, a wide range of hyper-pressed bricks and a democratic price.

Domestic builders have no special complaints about the quality of products and the accuracy of geometric dimensions. Is that the increased strength gives builders certain inconveniences during installation.

Advantages

  • modern production;
  • increased strength;
  • exact dimensions;
  • smooth surface.

disadvantages

  • not found.

RiK

Rating: 4.9

RiK

The production of modern hyper-pressed bricks was mastered by the RiK enterprise. It is located in the city of Voskresensk. The manufacturer offers two types of products: with rounded and sharp corners. The color palette is represented by 7 colors, the range is expanded by step-by-step gradation of saturation. Experts appreciated the ideal dimensional accuracy, smoothness of all sides, strength and frost resistance of the products. The brand takes the second place in our ranking.

Russian consumers have already had to deal with RiK hyper-pressed bricks. The reviews are extremely positive, the products perfectly combine affordable price and good quality. The disadvantages include an uninformative site, where it is difficult for users to find interesting information about products.

Advantages

  • wide range of colors;
  • exact dimensions;
  • high strength;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • uninformative site.

BARRUM

Rating: 4.8

BARRUM

Voronezh brick factory “Barrum” is considered to be one of the first manufacturers of hyper-pressed bricks in Russia. Today the enterprise has entered industrial production volumes, consistently supplying durable products to the construction market. The range of high-strength bricks has 6 textures and 10 color options. The consumer can choose both corpulent and shaped or hollow. Experts have included the brand in our ranking for its precise geometric dimensions, resistance to low temperatures and exceptional durability.

Consumers praise Barrum products for their aesthetics and favorable prices. The delivery of building materials by the manufacturer's transport also captivates. A common problem is brick cracking after mortar dries.

Advantages

  • a wide range of;
  • affordable prices;
  • exact dimensions;
  • aesthetic appearance.

disadvantages

  • cracks appear after the solution dries.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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