I'm looking for a source of imperial sized LBC frogged flettons.
(Burnt red/brown appearance on face)
I can find any colour I like in Metric bricks, but they unfortunatly
won't fit the wall they're going in.
Any ideas on brick reclamation places in West London/Hampshire ?
Of course if anyone has a spare pile of these lying around I only need
4 to replace some cracked brickework !
Any help appreciated.
Metric are not quite as high -- don't know about other dimensions.
A bricklayer did some work for me a while back which was to brick
up a window to raise the bottom above worktop height. He tried to
get imperial bricks but couldn't, and used metric ones. Personally,
I would not have noticed if he didn't point it out, but he just
made the mortar between the rows slightly thicker so the rows
correctly line up with the original brickwork. Over a whole wall,
it would probably be noticable, but for a few courses of bricks
under a window ledge, it doesn't show at all.
My late father worked there for several years until his retirement.
I have very warm memories of the Michelmersh brick factory, Dad took
me on a personal tour one time about 15 years ago.
When Dad passed away nearly 2 years ago I made a point of advising
Michelmersh bricks, thinking they might want to send some flowers to
his cremation. Blow me if on the day a whole coachload of his old work
colleagues didn't turn up to pay their respects. That really was super
impressive, you don't get that sort of thing happening these days.
Good roofing places seem to hang on to a few when removing chimney
stacks, so they have some to replace any damaged ones if they come to
repair stacks in the same area.
Try the Yellow pages to see if any local ones can help?
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