Housing Research

Bricks campaign

Bricks campaign

Bricks Campaign

1.4 billion bricks needed to fix the UK housing market

A shortage of brick supply has been a contributing factor in rising house prices over the past decade, as growing demand continues to outstrip the availability of housing. Even with willingness from contractors to build homes following Brexit, the UK’s construction sector would require a total of 1.4 billion bricks in order to resolve the housing shortage in the UK. Read the press release...

This is the equivalent of the total amount which would be needed to build all the houses in Leicestershire and could, in theory, build several of the UK’s famous landmarks several times over, including 740 Big Bens and 4,540 Warwick Castles.

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