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Brick : Specials

Specials are the various non standard brick shapes, such as coping bricks and plinth bricks, as well as decorative bricks with moulded detail. Some companies will hold a stock of these whilst others will be required to be ordered, so they should be ordered well in advance of starting work. Traditionally they are made from timber moulds which are kept for this purpose and can be many years old.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Brick : Specials
Bovingdon Bricks
Ley Hill Road, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire HP3 0NW
Tel 01442 833176
Bovingdon make handmade red stock and multistock bricks, specials including bullnose and saddleback coping and round, segmental and gauged brick arches.
Charnwood Forest Brick Ltd
Old Station Close, Shepshed, Nr Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 9NJ
Tel 01509 503203 Fax 01509 507566
Charnwood, as part of the Michelmersh Group, manufacture a range of handmade bricks. They have produce glazed grey bricks to match the salt glazed Luton Grey and Reading Grey bricks.
Head office, Nyewood Court, Brookers Road Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9RZ
Tel 01403 785141 Fax 01403 784663
Lambs are suppliers of gauged brick arches, rubbed brick, handmade brick, glazed headers, paviors, terracotta, faience and Wealden Sussex stone as well as stocking Portland, Bath, York and other indigenous British stone.
Sussex Handmade Brick Limited
Fourteen Acre Lane, Three Oaks, Hastings, Sussex TN35 4NB
Tel 01424 814344 Fax 01226 700350
The brickworks at Hastings have produced bricks since 1896. They produce handmade red stock bricks from local clay, which have been used in Conservation Areas such as Bedford Park. Specials are also produced, including Imperial Brick, gauged brick arches and saddleback copings. Download Brochure PDF
York Handmade
Forest Lane, Alne, York, North Yorkshire YO61 1TU
Tel 01347 838881 Fax 01347 838885
The York Handmade Brick Company are best know for characterful handmade red brickrange but their range includes terracotta floor tiles, brick pavers, brick specials and Williamson Cliff fire clay bricks, a good match for Gault Bricks..
Dunton Brothers Limited, Meadham Farm Brickworks, Blackwell Hall Lane, Ley Hill, Nr Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1TN fax: Telephone 01494 772111 Fax 01494 791255 Website:
Furness Brick & Tile Co Ltd, Telephone 01229 462411 Website:
Michelmersh Brick and Tile Company Ltd, Hillview Road, Michelmersh, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0NN Telephone 01794 368506 Fax 01794 368845 Website: