GETTING HERITAGE RESTORATION RIGHT
Too often compromises are made when it comes to heritage restoration. One of the most important aspects of heritage restoration is brick matching, and brick matching is not just about colour, it is also about size and especially texture.
WHEN IT GOES WRONG
Too often bricks chosen for heritage restoration only consider colour. Above is a graphic example of how such a decision leads to an inappropriate brick that ultimately diminishes the appeal of both the addition and the original historical architecture.
SPECIALIST HERITAGE BRICKS
We offer a genuine handmade sandstock (middle) replicating both the size, colour and texture of original handmade bricks (unlike the imitations to the left and right above).
HERITAGE SANDSTOCK BRICKS
Heritage restoration requires the right products to do it right. We make a genuine sandstock brick, by this we mean it is made using the sandstruck process in which a clot of clay is hand pressed into a mould dusted by fine sand. Quite simply, if it is not made in this way it's not a sandstock brick and is inappropriate for heritage applications requiring sandstock bricks. The result is a brick with characteristic elephant skin creasing. We offer standard sizes of 68mm and 65mm but can also make custom sizes.
Plinth stretcher featuring a chamfered face at a 45° angle. Plinth stretchers are used for detailing work, sills, creating plinths or making changes in the depth of a wall.
HALF ROUND COPING BRICK
Half round copings are the traditional way to cap parapet and freestanding walls.
Soft red linear brick, typically laid vertically with its long narrow side exposed for use in soldier courses.