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The Bulmer Brick and Tile Co are stockists of Singleton Birch Natural Hydraulic Limes and Lime Putty. Hydraulic lime is available in NHL2, NHL3.5 and NHL5 strengths, and is supplied 25kg bags or in bulk tonne bags. Lime putty is available in 40kg (30l) tubs with lids. They also stock a specially fine lime putty for pointing fully fine gauged arch work.

Lime is a natural material most suited for use when laying our bricks as it has a natural strength. Unlike modern cements it allows some ‘movement’ in the structure. Most conservation work today calls for the use of lime mortars or renders and Bulmer Brick and Tile always try to keep a good stock of lime in their lime barn.

Also available is a wide range of finish coat material plus horse and goat hair for plaster work.

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.