Cost of bricks has increased by 33% in a decade

Ryan Bembridge

October 13, 2016


The cost of bricks has risen by a third (33%) in a decade, research by Barclays Mortgages and the Cebr has found.

The average price of a brick is £47.44 in Britain, up from £35.70 in 2006.

London has the most expensive average cost of a brick at £121.08, while Belfast has the cheapest at £22.09

Brick shortage driving up house prices

Raheel Ahmed, head of Barclays Mortgages said: “We know how important it is for people to be able to buy their own home, and our latest research is a creative way to show how house prices are changing.

“It is particularly interesting to see the regions and cities outside of London which are experiencing significant growth in house prices.

“While a North-South divide does remain, cities such as Sheffield, Nottingham and Leicester are experiencing strong growth, and this is forecast to continue through to 2020.

“It is also encouraging to see cities that have slowed down in growth, such as Belfast, showing signs of recovery in the future.”