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We currently stock an extensive range of hand-made reclaimed bricks, from all parts of England and imported from France. We can source bricks on demand so call us if you need a specific brick – sample pictures always help!
Situated close to the Kent and Sussex borders, our yard is open 6 days a week and is always full of many different types of reclaimed building materials, with stock updated regularly.
We are based on the East Sussex and Kent borders, about 10 miles south of Tunbridge Wells and we deliver to the whole of the South East of England including West Sussex, Surrey and South London. There may be a small charge to cover our costs, but with larger orders delivery is often included in the price. Call us on 01580 201258 for a quotation.
We are also really happy to deliver anywhere in Mainland UK and have even been known to ship worldwide!
Our English bricks are typically old imperial size, hand-made and Victorian - ideal for the renovation and extension of properties from that era. The picture shows a local Ashburnham brick with their characteristic grey ends or headers sometimes known as blue ends or headers.
Our French bricks date from Napoleonic times and earlier. Smaller and thinner than a Victorian hand-made brick they match an English Tudor brick - which are very rare - and are ideal for older properties and often used in barn conversions and make beautiful ingle-nook fireplaces. The picture shows an award winning walled garden built from our hand-made French bricks.
A more affordable hand-made Victorian brick is a stock brick. Often referred to as a Victorian Stock Bricks or multi stock bricks because of their variation in colour, they give a more rustic look and typically have a speckled effect. Hand-made stock bricks can either be reclaimed from the face of a building (known as a face stock) or from the internal wall of a double skinned building, in which case they tend to be more crumbly. The picture in the gallery below shows a typical face stock brick.
At the turn of the last century, the speed of production of bricks was improved by introducing the wire cut process. Wire was used to cut the clay to produce wire cut bricks sometimes known as cheese cuts. The picture shows a typical wire cut brick with our York stone coping used to cap the wall.
We also stock hand-made Victorian paving bricks, sometimes known as paviers. The picture shows our paving bricks used in a stable court yard.
We also stock pressed clays, yellow stock bricks and a new hand-made brick, which is a more affordable alternative to an original hand-made Victorian brick. Call us for any brick you need to match.
Our yard is full of all sorts of reclaimed building materials. When we get items of special interest we try to take pictures of them. The gallery on this page contains an example of the reclaimed bricks that we have in the yard and some ideas as to how our clients have used these bricks. All the pictures in this site are from projects where our products have been used and are reproduced with the kind permission of our valued customers.