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YORK HANDMADE PLAYS PIVOTAL ROLE IN WESTGATE CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT IN OXFORD

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played an important role in the radical redevelopment of the Westgate Centre in Oxford. York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, supplied 115,000 bricks for the exterior of the flagship John Lewis store, one of the anchor tenants of the new-look Westgate Centre. See full article

YHM Events - Where to see us

Where to see YHM in action. We regularly attend events and exhibitions throughout the country. See full article

The York Handmade Brick Company wins prestigious health and safety award

The York Handmade Brick Company, based at Alne, near Easingwold has won a prestigious award for its outstanding health and safety record. The award, presented by the British Ceramic Confederation, recognises the crucial work that The York Handmade Brick Company has done in enhancing workplace safety over the years. See full article

MEET THE BOSS: GUY ARMITAGE YORK HANDMADE BRICK

Guy Armitage became the managing director of the award-winning York Handmade Brick Company, based at Alne, near Easingwold, last year. Guy, aged 40, is the sixth generation of the Armitage family to work in the brick industry, a record which dates back to 1824. He takes over as managing director from his father David, who remains chairman of York Handmade. See full article

York Handmade Praised For "Magnificent" Work At Highgate School

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a pivotal role in the construction of a brand-new building for one of London’s leading independent schools. See full article

York Handmade Beats Off European Competition to Land Garden Centre Contract

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has beaten off tough European competition to land a prestigious contract to provide bricks for the £1 million transformation of Dean’s Garden Centre in Stockton-on-the-Forest, near York. See full article

York Handmade Play the Long Game to Create a Stunning 21st Century Home

York Handmade Bricks Used to Stunning Effect On BDA Award Entry Home See full article

York Handmade provides 30,000 bricks for new chapter in Halifax Library's History

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has provided 30,000 bricks for the new Central Library and Archive in Halifax. See full article

Laying foundations to save lives

A new life-saving defibrillator has been installed at the headquarters of the York Handmade Brick Company at Alne, near Easingwold. See full article

York Handmade lays the foundations for Oscar glory

Stutterer, a heartfelt British drama produced by North Yorkshire filmmaker Serena Armitage, has been nominated for an Oscar. See full article

Construction of the flagship Saïd Business School in Oxford

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a crucial role in the construction of the flagship Saïd Business School in Oxford. See full article

Handmade Bricks to inspire

Video interview with York Handmade Bricks Chairman David Armitage See full article

York brick firm lends a helping hand to rehouse former British soldiers

The York Handmade Brick Company has joined forces with hundreds of volunteers, including the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, to help BBC’s DIY SOS team transform a derelict Manchester street into homes for ex-servicemen See full article

York Handmade Brick celebrate 25 years of brick manufacturing

As this is our 25th Anniversary year, we thought we would celebrate with a little history of our life and times at Alne since 1988. It was then that the capital of the York Handmade Brick Company (previously the Alne Brick Co.) was acquired by David Armitage and Tim Bristow. A few years later David Armitage became the sole owner of York Handmade and was later joined by his son Guy who is now a Director of the company. See full article

70000 bricks to Carmelite House

York Handmade Brick Company has completed a £100k deal to deliver 70,000 bricks to Carmelite House, the former headquarters of the Daily Mail, on the Victoria Embankment in Central London. The Alne-based company created a special brick from its Maxima range for the project. See full article

York Handmade provides 90000 bricks for The Shard

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company is supplying 90,000 bricks to the iconic 87- storey Shard in south east London, which is now Europe’s tallest commercial building. The contract is worth £90,000 and the Alne-based company have created a special brick for this project. York Handmade will also be supplying bricks for the adjacent London Bridge Place development. See full article

Brick industry honours life time achiever

One of the Brick Industry’s longest serving members, with over 50 years service, has been honoured at the 2011 Brick Awards, organised by the Brick Development Association. David Armitage of York Handmade Brick joined the Industry in 1961 as an apprentice fitter with George Armitage & Sons. See full article

York Handmade help to restore mitre to its former glory

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a crucial role in the historic restoration of the Mitre, one of Knaresborough’s oldest and most famous pubs. See full article

The Brick - 20 years on

This year we have celebrated our 20th anniversary of the company in its present form. I can hardly believe that I bought a majority holding in the company and started work here as long ago as 1988. See full article

York Handmade helps to restore historic walled garden

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a pivotal role in restoring the dilapidated 18th century walled garden at Burton Constable Hall, EastYorkshire, to its former glory. York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, provided 100,000 bricks to help to transform the run-down garden, which was being used as a pheasant-rearing pen, into a tranquil paradise for the 21st century. See full article

York Handmades tiles to star in Heartbeat

The York Handmade Brick Company’s famous Terracotta Floor tiles are to have a starring role in one of Yorkshire Television’s most Floor tiles on Heartbeat setpopular series. The tiles have just been laid at The Postgate Inn at Egton Bridge, deep in the NorthYorkshire Moors, which doubles as the Black Dog Inn in YTV’s Heartbeat. See full article

York Handmade helps to restore historic valve house

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has helped to restore an historic Valve House historic valve house restoration belonging to British Waterways to its former glory. The 19th century Valve House, which is situated at Icknield Port, Birmingham, had been badly damaged by a car. British Waterways have praised York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, for doing “an excellent job” See full article

York Handmade supplies 40000 bricks for award-winning houses in St Marys York

The York Handmade Brick Company, the leading independent brickmaker in the north of England, has provided 40,000 specially-made bricks and arches for a pair of award-winning houses in the heart of York. York Handmade, based at Forest Lane, Alne, near Easingwold, manufactured bespoke Old Clamp Blend bricks for 33 and 34 St Mary’s to fit in with the historic surroundings. See full article