Proud to be true brickwork artists. We deliver a level of creative brick laying that is truly unmatched. Starting with hand drawn sketches to final completion of walls and patios. We welcome all ideas and almost all ideas are possible for your unique walling and flooring. Please get in touch to find out more about our exceptional brickwork and patios. If you are looking for the best brickwork renovation and conservation craftsmen in the UK, look no further than us.
We take great pride in creating new buildings using traditional materials, methods, and craftsmanship that has been passed down three generations. We also restore historic buildings back to their lost glory.
Burnt Clay Artists use the best long established techniques for restoring historic buildings. Our work and reputation has been tested and proven for decades which is precisely why most of our work comes from referrals.
We have a highly trained, skilled and experienced team in all aspects. Our team has tackled all project management aspects from working with architects and local authorities to working as a specialist subcontractor in the construction industry.
We have the best variety of heritage brickwork renovation/restoration and conservation services. Here’s a summary of the main services we can offer you.
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Our gauged brickwork service allows us to give your building striking definition by creating clean lines and curves which display incredibly tight joints. In the UK, gauged brickwork dates back to the 16th century. The brickwork, which peaked popularity in the Georgian period was introduced from the Netherlands more than four centuries ago. Gauged brickwork requires impeccable finishing and exacting craftsmanship standards.
The brickwork is made using special bricks called ‘’rubbers’’ which are made of finely sieved brick earth burnt below 900 degrees. The resulting bricks are relatively soft when compared to standard bricks. Gauged brickwork is cut or rubbed to achieve the desired dimensions. The entire process of cutting and laying requires unmatched skill and patience to achieve an excellent result. We can restore as well as create new gauged brickwork for you.
You can also find us at the forefront of historic brick repairs in the UK. Wherever older building brickwork is concerned, Burnt Clay are your go to team of craftsmen. Building stone withstands insurmountable forces over time which can cause premature deterioration, weakness and crumbling. When dealing with old building renovation/restoration, the importance of using materials which are compatible/sympathetic to the original structure can’t be overlooked. We are specialists in repairing/renovating such buildings.
We can identify the underlying causes of masonry deterioration and recommend the best intervention. We can also source the original materials and use the same traditional techniques used by the original artisans. We have what it takes to do unmatched historic brick repairs on Grade I & II listed buildings as well as prehistoric sites and property. We can tackle the most complex arches, polychromatic brickwork, rubbed & gauged brickwork as well as mathematical tilling.
We can also do the most complex/challenging brickwork repointing job. Repointing, which refers to the process of removing and replacing deteriorated motor from masonry wall joints requiring unmatched skill and precision.
Repointing has notable benefits such as protecting/enhancing a building’s historic character. If the new mortar isn’t properly formulated and placed, the overall appearance of the wall and building is severely compromised. A poor job can also cause damage to historic masonry units. This is why you must work with repointing experts like us.
We can find out the ingredients as well as performance characteristics of original motor as well as create the perfect mortar recipe that matches the original structure, looks good and lasts a lifetime. We are UK’s leading lime mortar pointing specialist.