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malcolm
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Blending in bricks

Post by malcolm » Thu 24th Sep, 2020 6:08 pm

I'm rebuilding a garden wall. It had a 6 inch lean over a footpath and the bricks were badly spalled on average to about 20% of their thickness due to previous interventions involving cement. The wall would comprise about 3000 bricks and I've saved only 1500, most of which will need to be stretchers due to the spalling on the other side. I think the bricks are Georgian which makes them a funny size. The brick size is approximately 230 x 73 x 108 which is 9 inch x 2 7/8 inch x 4 1/4 inch. I think the bricks are Bedford Clamp.

I've been having trouble finding a match. Most old and reproduction bricks are 68mm. I'll do a road trip around the reclamation yards to see what they have they aren't telling me about but I've not found anything half close yet after a couple of weeks phone calls and emailing photos. Being Bedford clamps fired in a funny way the headers were often yellow or green while the stretchers were mostly red.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Blending in bricks

Post by Craig89 » Fri 25th Sep, 2020 12:51 pm

If you haven't already then take a look at:

https://www.imperialhandmadebricks.co.u ... al-bricks/

They do a wide range of bricks in old styles and sizes, the are local to me so when ever I need anything I just go and get it, but I would imagine they deliver if required.

Hope that helps

malcolm
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Re: Blending in bricks

Post by malcolm » Fri 25th Sep, 2020 4:48 pm

Craig89 wrote:
Fri 25th Sep, 2020 12:51 pm
If you haven't already then take a look at:

https://www.imperialhandmadebricks.co.u ... al-bricks/

They do a wide range of bricks in old styles and sizes, the are local to me so when ever I need anything I just go and get it, but I would imagine they deliver if required.

Hope that helps
Thanks, the 3 inch reclaimed is the right size and it looks like it might work. Oddly there are some similar looking ones from York Reclaimed despite them trying to match brick local up there. I got a bit confused with Imperial about how you actually buy them. I'll give them a call and ask.

I think the wall might be delayed until next year. I've been held up by people being too busy and it's looking a stress to get it done during lime season. I think I had been rushing.

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