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Brick : Salt Glazed Brick, Luton Grey Brick, Reading Grey Brick

Since brickwork has been produced in England in the 15th century, potash (potassium carbonate salt) glazed brick have been used for decorative headers in diaper and from the 17th century Flemish Bond brick patterns. The glaze was a natural result of the stacking of the bricks and the use of wood fuel. However sometimes glaze or salt was used to enhance the effect. Silver grey bricks were produced in the 18th century and were popular in the early 20th century arts and crafts movement.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Brick : Salt Glazed Brick, Luton Grey Brick, Reading Grey Brick
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.
H G Matthews
The Brick Works, Bellingdon, Chesham, Bucks HP5 2UR Email:
Tel 01494 758212 Fax 01494 758077
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.