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Historical Glossary: Insul-Bric Siding

Insul-Bric Siding (sometimes spelled Insul-Brick) was manufactured in Winnipeg by Building Products Limited, from the mid-1930s to the early 1960s. The touted benefits of the material was that it looked superficially like real brick, required no painting or other maintenance, and provided some insulation value to exterior building walls on which it was installed. It was durable and could last in some cases for over 60 years and was available in red, brown or grey colours with white or black “mortar” between bricks.

“Indian Red” insul-bric with black mortar

“Indian Red” insul-bric with black mortar
Source: Building Products Limited brochure, Saskatchewan Archives Board, Accession R2006-164, File 65.

“Indian Red” insul-bric with white mortar

“Indian Red” insul-bric with white mortar
Source: Building Products Limited brochure, Saskatchewan Archives Board, Accession R2006-164, File 65.

“Jasper Blende” insul-bric with black mortar

“Jasper Blende” insul-bric with black mortar
Source: Building Products Limited brochure, Saskatchewan Archives Board, Accession R2006-164, File 65.

“Jasper Blende” insul-bric with white mortar

“Jasper Blende” insul-bric with white mortar
Source: Building Products Limited brochure, Saskatchewan Archives Board, Accession R2006-164, File 65.

Sources:

Building Products Limited brochure, Saskatchewan Archives Board, Accession R2006-164, File 65.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Frank Korvemaker.

Page revised: 31 October 2013

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