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Can you use imperial size bricks with metric blocks when building a new cavity wall?

Can you use Imperial Size bricks when building a new cavity

We occasionally get asked how to incorporate imperial size bricks into a cavity wall build, sometimes because bricklayers tell their customers that this will pose a ‘nightmare’ for them. Buildings which incorporate any other size of bricks than standard metric…

Can you use imperial size bricks with metric blocks when building a new cavity wall?

28 Feb 2020

We occasionally get asked how to incorporate imperial size bricks into a cavity wall build, sometimes because bricklayers tell their customers that this will pose a ‘nightmare’ for them. Buildings which incorporate any other size of bricks than standard metric and standard metric blocks can present a new challenge for inexperienced bricklayers or those who are very set in their ways. Our response is always that it really is quite simple…

Things I wished I’d asked before hiring my Builder/ Bricklayer/Roofer

Things I wished I’d asked

Finally coming up for air after an arduous 6 months building our extension we pondered our recent experiences. Whilst we found some wonderful people to work with namely our Groundworker Karl, our Scaffolder Dan and our Roofer Ken, we’ve also had some horrible…

Things I wished I’d asked before hiring my Builder/ Bricklayer/Roofer

26 Feb 2019

Finally coming up for air after an arduous 6 months building our extension we pondered our recent experiences. Whilst we found some wonderful people to work with namely our Groundworker Karl, our Scaffolder Dan and our Roofer Ken, we’ve also had some horrible experiences with dishonest, alcohol dependant, money grabbing and feckless bricklayers and a very unpleasant carpenter and roofer team who seemingly didn’t get on at all and who…

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How to buy bricks to extend your Victorian house

How to buy bricks to extend your Victorian house

When carrying out an extension on a period house, there are many things to consider. However, a fundamental consideration if you wish your extension to seamlessly mesh   with your existing house is the size, colour and texture of the bricks you use. You need to…

How to buy bricks to extend your Victorian house

25 Jan 2019

When carrying out an extension on a period house, there are many things to consider. However, a fundamental consideration if you wish your extension to seamlessly mesh with your existing house is the size, colour and texture of the bricks you use. You need to make sure they are as close to the original bricks as possible and that new bricks have gone through an ageing process to match the appearance of your older, more worn ones.How to…

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How to use glazed bricks

How to use glazed bricks

Glazed bricks have been used widely in both historical and contemporary building projects and can add a certain uniqueness when incorporated into a period restoration. Here are some examples of how glazed bricks have been used in public areas of old buildings.

How to use glazed bricks

28 Feb 2014

Glazed bricks have been used widely in both historical and contemporary building projects and can add a certain uniqueness when incorporated into a period restoration. There are many places where it would be inappropriate to use glazed bricks but here is a short guide about how glazed bricks could be used to enhance the interior or exterior of your home along with some accompanying images.

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