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. Here is a graphic example of how such a decision leads to an inappropriate brick (left) that ultimately diminishes the appeal of both the addition (left) and the original (right) 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).
HERITAGE SANDSTOCK BRICKS
From $2.20 per brick or $1800 per thousand
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.
$4.50 per brick
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
$8.00 per brick
Half round copings are the traditional way to cap parapet and freestanding walls.
$3.50 per brick
Soft red linear brick (325mm x 50mm x110mm), typically laid vertically with its long narrow side exposed for use in soldier courses.
$3.50 per brick
Blue headers have historically been produced as a by-product of ancient brick manufacturing methods and used to create Flemish Bond brick patterns as well as beautiful decorative detailing. The lovely iridescent blue greys is created by heating the end if the brick to very high temperatures.
Heritage Rockingham Bricks
Originally a 19th-century manufacturer of pottery the name is now synonymous for unique shades of red-brown glazed colourings. Rockingham colours range from honey brown, chocolate brown through to red brown (puce) and black browns.
Rockingham coloured bricks, originally produced through a process known as salt glazing, found widespread application during the 1930's and 1940's as specialised coping and plinth bricks, often seen as feature bricks for windows sills, brick quoins and brick fencing.
We produce a wide range of Rockingham bricks including (but not limited to) plinth stretchers, single and double bullnose bricks and standard bricks.