Flint is a black hard glass like silica with a white grey skin, found in nodules in the chalk, and particularly notable in South East England and East Anglia. It is used knapped or unknapped, sea rounded cobbles being prevalent on the coast. Field flint is brown from oxidisation from being exposed to the elements. Chert is a less pure form found in Limestone and also of a brown colour. A variety of building patterns are found including bungaroosh, a mix of brick and flint.
Companies supplying goods or services for Flint
Berry-Middleton Ltd is a small, professional building company based in West Sussex.
Using traditional materials and techniques we undertake a wide variety of projects. They specialise in flintwork, but are also fully competent in many other building practices. These include roofing (slating and tiling), brickwork, stonework and hard landscaping.
At Chichester Stoneworks our team represent over 250 years of award winning stone masonry craftsmanship. We have a passion for repairing, restoring and conserving our country’s historical buildings, preserving our heritage for years to come. In addition we are new build stone specialists, involved in the creation of beautiful country houses and internal/external features e.g. cantilevered staircases, fireplaces, porticos and hard landscaping in finely crafted natural stone. Our hands-on management team ensures the highest quality of stone masonry design, manufacture and installation.
A long established company with Kevin Dunne as your main contact. They
specialise in restoring and renovating older character properties, including
listed buildings; also work with English Heritage, a good measure of their
credentials. Members of the Federation of Master Builders, the Guild of
Master Craftsmen, SPAB and IHBC.
H.G. Matthews is a family run brickworks whose products include traditional hand made bricks, special bricks including coping and imperial sizes, glazed headers, salt glazed bricks, hand dyed bricks for weathering, brick arches and flint including field flint and knapped flint.
Herts Renovation specialises in restoration brickwork. It is run by John Gorman, who is himself a craftsman bricklayer. John has been in the industry for 35 years. He was trained in brick renovation and restoration by Dr. Gerard Lynch who is an internationally acknowledged master bricklayer and historic brickwork consultant.
The services we offer include gauged brickwork, enrichment restoration,
conservation pointing, tuck pointing, arch construction and repair, flint work new and repair,
lime work, colour washing and polychromatic brickwork. We cover
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Suffolk and London.
Old House Store
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate,
Berkshire RG4 5BY & Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX
Tel +44 (0) 118 946 9146 Fax 0118 969 8822
The Old House Store are builders merchants for traditional building and ecological materials with shops in Caversham and Woodstock. Products include lime and plasters, mortar and renders ingredients, pozzolans, sands, lime putty, non-hydraulic limes, hydraulic limes, riven laths, staves, daub and split Hazel. Building products include brick, clay roof tiles, flint, conservation rooflights, framing pegs, tile pegs, riven battens, cast iron radiators, sheepswool insulation, gates, timber flooring. Paints include Limewash, pigments and silicate paints. Window and door ironmongery, handforged and brassware, includes stays, fasteners, rim locks, strap, butterfly and H hinges, Suffolk and Norfolk latches, planked doors, and rosehead nails.
, Station Road, Nr Pampisford,
Cambridgeshire CB22 3HB
Telephone 01223 834663 Fax 01223 834780