Start a Community Blockyard !

Doubell Jumbo MK2 block machine in a yard

From personal projects (such as house extensions, boundary walls, driveway paving, etc) to commercial block production with the intention of selling bricks to make money - It is always worth deciding on whether starting your own brickyard is a feasible solution.


Some immediate possible benefits to be seen are:

  • Full control over your own product quality

  • Regulation of the production delivery to safeguard against delayed supply

  • Flexible production output to adjust with the need of bricks - if more will be required you can simply increase production and vice versa to lower production and save costs.

Doubell Hyperstat brickyard with employees

Other community spin-off benefits are:

  • Provide sustainable employment opportunities

  • Cultivate new skill development for brickyard operations & brick-manufacture

  • Offer the community new building materials to uplift the development in the area

  • Improve community pride with the presence of a brick machine, which acts as a symbol of new growth & development


There are a few considerations before just purchasing your brick machine, presumably from Doubell Machines:

  • Do you have a quarry or source of sand/grit nearby?

  • Do you have access to good quality cement?

  • Do you have enough water available (or that can be transported) on site for the curing process?

  • Have you considered the price / quality / availability of the local supply of bricks?

  • Do you have the resources to sustain brick production? (manpower, working capital, brickyard area)

  • Is there a market for your bricks, blocks or pavers in the local area?

Interlocking concrete paving bricks made by a Doubell Jumbo MK3

Once you pass the feasibility phase, you can begin the learning curve of the practical operation of a blockyard, which you will find to be easier than you currently think!

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