When we were asked to provide samples for this private client they had already considered samples from a variety of manufacturers.
Many of the bricks were going to cost around £ 1 each .
The brick that was chosen cost 30% less - without sacrificing the quality of this prestigious development
...Beautiful bricks do make beautiful buildings.
More often than not , the cost of the bricks is proportionate to how good they look once built .
This developer was able to create the traditional , 'built in a different era ' look , without having to spend a fortune on the bricks .
FindABrick found a batch of 'Best' quality facing bricks with a significant saving for the client.
There are more where these came from.
Early in February 2020 , the FindABrick Team went on tour of as
many Brick Works as we could fit into a week .
What did we find ?
That there are millions of good quality bricks available for
immediate delivery across the UK and Ireland.
We also receive weekly stock and availability lists from leading UK
and European Manufacturers .......so that we can let you know
if the brick that you are looking for is in stock NOW.
We totted up the numbers - and to our amazement -
the total was in excess of 77,000,000
Many contractors feel that only Reclaimed bricks will do in match-up situations like the one here in Farringdon , London EC4 ...
It turned out that the NEW bricks we supplied looked even better ,
and saved £ 100's in the process.
Let us save you money with New reclaimed look-alike bricks www.findabrick.uk/contact
This mixed new development of family homes in Ramsgate was completed ahead of schedule , not least of which because of the choice of brick.
Whilst many sites have been held up waiting for bricks that have gone out on long lead-times , this project benefited from having a realistic call-off schedule from the start with the manufacturer being able to honor the commitment made when accepting the order .
The Brickfinder team prides itself in managing large long-term projects , so as to aleviate un-necessary stress for our customers.
The Sevenoaks multi brick from Ibstock sadly went out of production in the early 1990's ..
So many homes in North Kent were built with this popular brick choice.
When builders try to match the brick to something available now it can prove difficult. Merchants don't typically keep bricks that are not regular sellers .
Thankfully findabrick have knowledge of not only main stream products but also the derivatives that Brick Works make , some of which are ideal at matching traditional brick types.
This 2 - storey extension in Tonbridge blends in well with the surrounding properties.
Yet another happy customer of FindABrick UK Ltd
So this large bespoke new build looks expensive , right ?
You would think so...
The vibrant hand-formatted stock bricks were 45p each ;
the hand-formatted clay roof tiles were less than 36p each...
and the savings go on...www.findabrick.uk/brochure
FindABrick UK ltd working together with Brickfinder were delighted
to be able to save our builder loads of money......without compromising the
quality of the materials used to create this stylish but traditional development.
When a project takes years to materialize , the budget comes under very close scrutiny.
Here at Capital Court, the First Quality brick choice presented by Steve at Findabrick enabled the Contractor to claw back some of the projects' inflated costs.
Our own FindABrick Oxford Grey Multi stock was cut into 18mm thick slips and used to clad the internal facade of this open plan loft apartment in Wapping, London E1.
Although the client had been sent numerous grey samples from other brick companies they were pleased to see ours because it gave them both variation in colour and retained the natural light.
Best of all, it turned out to be the cheapest option !
Loft Apartment, Wapping , E1
If you need a brick that is Black ; has a high compressive strength and low water absorption - what could you use ?
Other brick companies offered engineering bricks; but these did not reflect the original character of the bricks the tunnel was built with.
FindABrick introduced Network Rail to the FLB Anthracite stock brick , which ticked all the boxes.
The classic 'downpipe down the join' trick was barely necessary on this project as the bricks we found were a 'spot-on' match for the originals. We are always pleased when the extension doesn't stand out because the bricks look different . Trust www.findabrick.uk to supply the right brick for the job.
How do you design an eye catching modern house whilst at the same time satisfying the Planning requirement to use an old London Stock brick ? Findabrick.uk found a suitable brick for under £ 400 per 1000......so everyone was happy
Our home owner from High Wycombe took full advantage of the depth of product knowledge and brick-matching experience available at Findabrick.uk.
As always, we were delighted to provide a high standard of service, as the customers feedback confirms ...
"to be honest.. you have been brilliant.. I am shocked at how responsive and communicative you are, and how easy this process has been... I am more than happy to recommend and you will certainly be my first port of call for bricks in the future."
The bricks were hand selected by the local brick makers, H G Mathews who despite the age of the property were able to provide an excellent match.
Spot the New Bricks!
Probably the closest Imperial brick match we've done....
Bromley builder would accept nothing less than a 'perfect' match.
Given that the range of bricks available in London Imperial size is so limited, we were pleased to provide these New, not reclaim, bricks. Costing less than £1 each enabled our builder to keep within budget.
A large wing of a 19th Century Hotel in Ramsgate was recently rebuilt.
As it is Grade 2 listed, the materials used and the design features had to match exactly with those used in the original build of 1867.
The contractor enlisted the help of a local independant merchant, who in turn called upon my services to produce templates based on actual site measurements of the original arches with accompanying photographs.
The results have received much acclaim, as the new build looks more like the original brickwork just cleaned down, rather than a new build with newly crafted materials.
This developer was open to suggestions for the brick choice. It had to be a red multi handmade type stock - but most importantly - to cost less than £400 per 1000.
We were able to find a Dutch brick that the client and planners were happy with, which produced this delightful result.
Experienced brick matchers often have no trouble in identifying what the original brick was. The challenge now is to find the closest match that is actually available.
The original brick was made at a local works in Pluckley which shut down nearly 30 years ago. Although the samples we provided were from Holland, they were deemed to be the closest match possible at the time.
Another bonus was that we found the bricks in stock in a local merchant and within the builders budget.
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77 million + bricks available NOW
The FindABrick UK
went on tour recently,
to visit as many Brick Works as possible and get a true picture of how many bricks
are available for immediate delivery.
See our most recent Case Study for the full story.