Shales are a hard-fired brick that have a distinctive granular texture.  They are one of the most popular varieties of bricks due to their diversity of colour; varying from deep purples to soft pinks.  As they are typically a hard brick, they are ideal for use in driveways, rustic feature walls or building extensions.


Shales from the Old Red Brick Co. have been used in significant projects including d’Arenburg Winery at McLaren Vale, the Bowden Redevelopment Project, the McLeod’s Daughters homestead, Maggie Beer’s Restaurant and the City of West Torrens Thebarton Community Centre opposite the Brick Works Market on South Road.