12 January 2015

Alumasc’s innovative easy-to-apply Traditional Brick Slip system

Alumasc’s Traditional Brick Slip is a patented durable, lightweight system that uses a preformed template mesh to assist speedy and accurate installation, achieving a premium quality and uniform result. It is easy-to-apply, with minimal site handling required. Traditional brick slips can be cut on site to accommodate detailing requirements and are highly resistant to impact[…]

  • 12 January 2015

31 December 2014

Demand for traditional Northcot Brick continues to make history

Northcot Brick factory in Brockley Blockley in Gloucestershire, the home of the Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s last remaining independent brick manufacturers, originally established by the Spencer-Churchill family in 1925. Northcot still takes clay from the same quarry used over the centuries. The outstanding blue lias clay consists of a sequence of limestone and[…]

  • 31 December 2014

04 December 2014

Northcot bricks for refurbuishment of historic Marston Brewery chimney

THE REFURBISHMENT OF MARSTON’S HISTORIC CHIMNEY Marston’s brewery in Burton-on-Trent, is very much the spiritual home of British beer.   Still brewing in the traditional way, this historic brewery was established in 1834, using the unique spring water from the Trent Valley that gives its ales the famous sulphurous aroma known as the ‘Burton snatch’. The[…]

  • 04 December 2014

04 December 2014

Dutch style waterfront housing in Leicestershire wins top Brick Award

Waterside, Mountsorrel Staithe inland harbour Mount Sorrel Staithe inland harbour with Dutch style Quayside waterfront housing Best Housing 6 – 25 unit category at the 2014 Annual Brick Awards Designed and built by Black Hawk Properties Waterside is a private development around Mount Sorrel Staithe, a 32-berth inland harbour in Leicestershire, built in the style[…]

  • 04 December 2014

03 December 2014

Three wins for London School of Economics at Brick Awards

LSE Saw Swee Hock Three awards were presented to the London School of Economics (LSE) at the 2014 Brick Awards held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel in London. Best Education Category Innovative Use of Brick and Clay Products, Supreme Winner – the project considered to be the best overall LSE Saw Swee Hock Student[…]

  • 03 December 2014

03 December 2014

London sustainable community development wins at 2014 Brick Awards

Rockbourne Mews sustainable community development 2014 Brick Awards – Rockbourne Mews ©TimCrocker Winner of the Architect’s Choice Award at the 2014 Brick Awards Designed by Robert and Jessica Barker Constructed by Phase Brickworks Designed by Robert and Jessica Barker, Rockbourne Mews is a small development of three properties constructed by Brickwork Contractor Phase Brickworks, using[…]

  • 03 December 2014

17 November 2014

Can sustainably made bricks reduce building and demolition waste?

Jim Matthews, third generation owner of family run brick works H.G. Matthews, offers insight into how choosing bricks which have been wood-fired, a process which dates back to the 18th century, can offer massive sustainability benefits. Sustainable brick manufacture Brick making is estimated to be between 6,000 and 10,000 years old but a booming global[…]

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Can sustainably made bricks reduce building & demolition waste?

Jim Matthews, third generation owner of family run brick works H.G. Matthews, offers insight into how choosing bricks which have been wood-fired, a process which dates back to the 18th century, can offer massive sustainability benefits. Sustainable brick manufacture Brick making is estimated to be between 6,000 and 10,000 years old but a booming global[…]

  • 17 November 2014

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14 January 2014

Coupler system from Ancon set to be launched at UK Concrete Show 2014

The company will also be showcasing its award winning KSN Anchor Reinforcement Continuity System, designed for easy installation of slab-to-wall construction joints and producing a safer continuity system upon completion. Ancon’s Lockable Dowel product, used in temporary movement joints in post-tensioned concrete frames, will also be available to view at Stand C60.

  • 14 January 2014