Imperial Bricks

Stunning sensitive self build gets Imperial Bricks assistance

  • 20 Nov 2017

  • Share

Handmade bricks from Imperial Bricks have played a crucial part in creating a unique self-build barn-style family home in Herefordshire.

The village of Canon Pyon is a rural setting, meaning new developments would have to be sympathetic to the surroundings and despite the property not being in a conservation area itself, Canon Pyon is designated an area of ‘agricultural character’ by Herefordshire Council.

Therefore, proposals had to be approved by the Conservation Officer, even before the local Planning Committee was asked for permission to proceed with the build.

The homeowners opted for a brick and timber clad design, as it was more cost effective than the stone building they initially had their hearts set on.

Working in conjunction with each other, the homeowners and the architect, Ferguson Mann Architects, decided to use Imperial Bricks’ imperial-sized Country Blend variety.

Imperial Bricks

Chris Balme, Director at Ferguson Mann Architects, talked about this decision: “For the building to blend seamlessly into its surroundings the bricks chosen had to harmonise with the rest of the village. We chose Imperial Bricks’ Country Blend for its mixture of orange, reds and browns.

“The combination of the blackened timber cladding and the colours found within the Country Blend created a building that fitted into the context of the surrounding Herefordshire countryside.”

Country Blend is an authentic, traditionally handmade brick that is widely featured across the Shire Counties to build farmhouses and period country properties.

The brick has a textured aesthetic. with creasing on the faces and its versatility makes it suitable for a range of projects, both new build and renovation or restoration projects, particularly those within conservation areas or Listed Buildings.

Imperial Bricks

The homeowners had to provide a sample panel of the bricks for the approval of the Conservation Officer; with their genuinely handmade bricks ideal for the most exacting requirements, this was no bother for Imperial Bricks.

Imperial’s brick matching service offers ‘off the shelf’ and bespoke blends of bricks to blend in with existing buildings, or for a regionally-sensitive approach to a new build, maximising kerb appeal.

With Canon Pyon, the instant ‘established’ look of the Country Blend helped the building fit in with its surroundings, as well as satisfying the requirements of Conservation and Planning Officers.

Chris Balme concludes: “We hadn’t used Imperial Bricks before, but having seen the product range and the variety of colours, textures and sizes, I’m sure we’ll be using them again.”

 

 

Contact:

Imperial Bricks
Grindle House Farm
Grindle Road, Grindle
Shifnal, Shropshire
TF11 9JR

e: sales@imperialbricks.co.uk
t: 01952 750816

Visit Imperial Bricks' website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Offsite Awards

Offsite Awards Submission Deadline: 19 January 2018. Last Chance to Enter!

Returning for 2018, following the success of last year, this Offsite Construction Awards promises to be the best year yet, with a high calibre of industry leading companies and inspiring projects expected to enter the 21 different categories.

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Exhibitions and Conferences, Posts

  • Share
Keystone Lintels

Hi-therm Advances to meet Market Demands

Keystone’s stellar industry innovation has been showcased by the release of an advanced version of its award-winning Hi-therm Lintel: Hi-therm+.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Steel and Structural Frames, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency

  • Share
Safeguard Europe

Fourth edition of Safeguard's essential product guide

Safeguard’s damp and waterproofing advice comes courtesy of a new, fourth edition of an essential product guide, providing vital information on its various technologies.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Damp & Waterproofing, Drainage, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Publications

  • Share
Aggregate Industries