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Facing Bricks

Bulmer Brick and Tile Co‘s facing bricks are nearly always made to order. They keep a stock of the standard sizes but most historic buildings have a character of their own, which can only be preserved by providing the correct size brick in a range of colours that will successfully blend with the original. As with all restoration, sympathy is required not only of the material but also of the workmanship and the design. Bulmer work closely with builders, architects and surveyors where possible to ensure that the bricks they produce are right for the building.

Chimneys & Pinnacles

Victorian or Tudor chimneys can be reproduced by working from samples or architects drawings. Bulmer have repaired and reproduced chimneys and pinnacles at Hampton Court, Helmingham Hall, Oxborough Hall, St Osyth Priory to name but a few.

On a smaller scale, they have produced bricks for fireplaces including mantle, hearth and curb bricks, and 6″ brickettes for the more modest spaces.

Hand Made Specials

We have a vast collection of moulds covering a huge range of brick specials including copings, plinths, squints, jambs, mullions, bullnose, chimney bricks and many more.

Standard Copings

Our range of ‘standard’ copings includes:

  • Half round and Saddleback 9 x 25/8″
  • Half round and Saddleback 9 x 4 ½ “
  • Half round and Saddleback 9 x 9″
  • Half round and Saddleback 9 x 12″
  • Half round and Saddleback 12 x 12″
  • Roll Top 9 x 3″
  • Roll Top 9 x 12″

Bulmer bricks are made from the finest London Clays, dug from their seams almost continually since Tudor times.

All Bulmer bricks are hand made, using traditional methods of making, drying and are fired in a coal burning, down draught kiln. This helps to give the distinctive finish that blends so well with the originals. The process takes time – something to consider at the project planning stage.

They are a small family business continuing the traditions of brickmaking dating back to the Middle Ages.

Their facings and specials can be made with almost any texture, from coarse veined to smooth with some 150 different sizes of facing and a range of over 5000 special shapes, including all standard plinths, squints and copings, and extends to purpose made chimney bricks, terracotta, mullions, jambs, floor bricks, pamments, decorative plaques, garden edgings and a full range of rubbing blocks.

In most cases Bulmer Brick and Tile Co can work from drawings, photographs and samples, but they can come to site for a consultation/survey if required – charges reflect time and travel.