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Before the 19th century, bricks were only used in houses in chimneys to reduce the risk of fire. Their popularity later rose and "yellow stocks" became common in London - however with the introduction of "red" bricks the yellow bricks were relegated to the rear of buildings. At Gladstone Tuck Pointing & Restoration we have the depth of knowledge and years of experience required to understand that bricks are anything other than simple - 'stock', 'brindle', 'diaper', 'faience', 'bond', 'gault', 'tuck pointing', 'header', 'fletton' are all commonplace with our own brick specialists.
We have close working relations with all suppliers of both new and reclaimed bricks and can readily source any bricks required for contracts new or old. We ensure all our employees are developed and trained in both traditional methods and any new and upcoming methods. We actively participate in apprentice courses for all our brick restoration staff as we are aware of the need to develop future generations in traditional methods of laying/mortar mixes and repairs to ensure that the historic nature of any building is preserved.
Our team at Gladstone Tuck Pointing and Restoration are experienced in a variety of different brickwork services including brick repair, brick replacement to installing new heads. Our team are also experienced in a range of different brick types as mentioned above. Fletton bricks are the construction industry's common brick and are very hard and dense whilst faience bricks are made from clay. Our team are also experienced in a range of patterns including diaper (a brick pattern of repeating diamonds) and bond (a systematic arrangement of bricks to ensure stability). This experience ensures that our team will exceed your needs no matter what they are.
Our available hours are Monday to Sunday from 8am to 5pm so please contact us today to arrange a job or to discuss our brick work services further.
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