I would like to Extend my house in the next year or so and I would lik
to find what sort of brick the house is built with so I can match th
new with the original (17 years old)brickwork. A couple of 'spares
lying in the garden have 'WESTBRICK' stamped in the frog, but thats al
I have. What are my options to find the same or a good match.
Take it to a decent builders merchant with pallets of brick in the
yard. If many houses local to you use the same brick the local
merchant will have some.
God help me, mine is a London Brick Co one. Basically means half of
every pallet is red rubble.
I needed to match some bricks for my conservatory and found out my
existing bricks were discontinued. I then found out (after walking
round numerous builders merchants' yards) that there are places called
Brick Libraries usually attached to brick merchants. In the one I went
to (in Luton) there were thousands of bricks (sliced) all arranged by
colour. It was still difficult to get an exact match, but it was very
near. Pity about the builders who didn't match the mortar when they
I found out about brick libraries when we were planning an extension (my
house is made of reclaimed hand-made bricks. A nightmare to match.) We
too have been to the Luton one, although there are others.
"If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker." ~ Albert Einstein
[email me at huge huge (dot) org <dot> uk]
You can ask the brick man to come and have a look.
I assume taking a brick as others have said to the builders merchant
There's some brick places online that will send you out a sample
Ah fetch it yourself if you can't wait for delivery
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