Q&A:Could you please explain the difference between the categories of bricks?

Caroline asks: Could you please explain the difference between the categories of bricks?

Hi Caroline,

As far as the quality goes, there is no difference between any of the bricks. A category 1 is the same strength and quality to that of a cat 5 and cat 8.

The price increases for categories are due to the manufacturing and labour costs involved.  For example, different processes are more complex than others; there are different types of dies used and these can be mixed together, along with a variety of other materials, to create specific shapes and colour/texture effects. These processes use different materials and take a lot longer, therefore they are more expensive and that is why the bricks are placed in categories to allow for these cost variances. Shipping also needs to be factored in because in some cases, the bricks are coming from interstate.

Hope this helps.