For centuries, clay bricks have been an integral part of the English architectural landscape and they continue to be the single most popular way of constructing a house. Graham Irving, Managing Director of Bovingdon Bricks,…
Published in i-build
Often overlooked, mortar contributes greatly to the exterior aesthetics of a property. Iain Betts, an expert in mortar from Tarmac’s Building Products division, discusses how opting for coloured mortar can give a new home a…
Published in Project Inspiration
Following Church Road being crowned winner of 'Best Housing Development 1-5 Units' at the recent Brick Awards, i-build reflects on the use of red brick on this stunning Belfast property.
Published in Project Inspiration
When a London couple were searching for a house in the country, they found the ideal plot, the only problem was the dated brick cottage that stood within it.
Published in Sustainable Living
In recent years many historic crafts and trades have gradually declined or been separated from mainstream building in the face of the demand for mass production and more cost effective processes. Here, Graham Irving, Managing…
Published in Project Inspiration
Every month i-build follows Will Anderson as his self-build adventure unfolds. This issue the cables and pipes go into his new low energy home.
Published in Time Will Tell
Every issue i-build follows Will Anderson as his self-build adventure unfolds. This month, a brick skin brings character to his soon-to-be home.
Published in Time Will Tell
Following the Housing Minister Mark Prisk’s pledge to remove the bureaucracy surrounding self build projects, Robert Hoskins of Hoskins Brick, urges aspiring self builders to avoid falling into a ‘false economy’. Over 90% of what…
Published in Walls & Cladding

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