About European Building Materials Ltd
We’ll Help You Find The Best Materials For Your Building Project.
Within the richness and diversity of their ranges, you are sure to find something really inspirational. We have supplied bricks to many award-winning projects including a recent Stirling Prize winner and numerous RIBA award winners.
As a building’s facades are its biggest and most visible element, European Building Materials aspires to offer you exceptional quality by sourcing products from only the best manufacturers. We are the UK agent for Petersen Tegl, Vande Moortel and Roben Tonbaustoffe. We work closely with brick manufacturers in the UK as well, including Ibstock and Michelmersh, and Forticrete for architectural cast stone.
From our London and Birmingham offices, our uniquely qualified, time-served team offers expert advice and support for you and your project. Our customised advisory service covers pre-planning, building design, specification and procurement, through to on site liaison and after sales service. We always aim to time deliveries perfectly to meet your building programme.
We are proud to work with a wide selection of architectural, design and construction professionals throughout the industry. Please click here to see some of the architectural practices we work with.
Meet the team
Our team is headed by directors Jim Edwards and Nic White.
Jim Edwards founded European Building Materials over a decade ago and has unrivalled knowledge of the UK and European brick markets, production processes and composite product fabrication. A former president of the Institute of Clay Technology, Jim has held senior positions with UK brick manufacturers and has been active in many trade bodies.
Nic White is an architecture graduate with over 20 years front line experience helping architects to enhance their facade and landscaping concepts and achieve outstanding aesthetics. Nic ‘s understanding of design and construction includes an extensive knowledge of precast brick elements and reconstituted stone. He has been personally involved in several award-winning projects.
The directors are supported by technical sales consultant Max Edwards. Max has a degree in business studies and trained with a national brick factor, followed by five year’s technical experience in brick fabrication. He recently came top of the class at the Ibstock Brick University, a course covering the manufacture and technical performance of brick. Based at the London office, Max’s contribution to technical sales is matched by his enthusiasm for researching and applying trends for the benefit of clients.
With a background in property development and sales, Erkan Nihat joined European Building Materials in technical sales at the start of 2015. Erkan works with London architects and their clients. He has developed glazed bricks in conjunction with one of our manufacturing partners.
With an expert knowledge of brick manufacturing techniques, clay sources and mortars, Mark Procter joined European Building Materials in 2016. Among his roles, Mark is developing new supplier sources.
what people say about us
Ebm’s staff knowledge has been instrumental in the selection and use of bricks and glazed bricks on a number of our projects. They have taken us on factory visits, assisted in the design, detailing and especially the use of special…Mark Rowe Penoyre & Prasad Architects
Nic at Ebm has been very supportive in the early stages of design development and specification. He has helped push our understanding of brickwork, its design capabilities and finishing of this product, over the last five years and we now…Laura Kinnaird Reiach And Hall Architects
We have worked with EBM on a number of projects and have found them helpful in the development of the client and architects vision of the brickwork packages, including the bricks , brick faced precast and specials . They not…Chris Hanford Grangewood Brickwork Services Ltd