Specially shaped bricks provide an aesthetic visual appeal and unique design elements. For inspiration, this gallery shows South African residential and commercial buildings using special shapes. Corners, radials, bullnoses, sloped sills, headers, coping caps angles, curves, and other dramatic effects result in signature residential and commercial architecture. For playgrounds, schools or swimming pools, bricks with rounded edges provide safety benefits. Sill and coping arrangements protect wall brick beneath windows, doors or wall caps.
There is something rather grand and stately about an arch, and brick arches can be built in several different shapes and styles to give windows and doorways a graceful, finished look. The smooth curves contrast with the textures of surrounding brickwork. As a modular building material, brick has the versatility to create high impact, sculptural features specifically tailored to your project.