The award-winning York
Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in three new North
Yorkshire residential developments.
firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied
specially-manufactured bricks for contemporary developments at Tollerton,
Raskelf and Stillington.
Altogether York Handmade
provided more than 160,000 bricks for the three sites, developed by North
Yorkshire-based Ambleside Homes.
The developments comprise
four high-spec bungalows at Far Croft, Tollerton, due to be completed next
spring; four charming bungalows at The Finches, Raskelf, completed this year; and
five large family homes at Woodbyne Way, Stillington, completed last year.
Alun Nixon of York
Handmade Brick commented: “It has been a privilege to play a part in creating some
beautiful family homes in North Yorkshire for Ambleside. These are very attractive
developments, which provide much-needed local housing and enhance their
“While we have recently
completed some stunning commissions for residential and commercial developments
in London and other UK cities, it is vitally important that we continue to provide
our bricks to more local developers and for self-builders.
“It is especially
gratifying to see how our bricks blend in seamlessly with the quintessentially
rural landscapes of these three North Yorkshire villages. We are deeply committed
to the Vale of York, where we have been manufacturing bricks for the past 32
years, and it is a real pleasure to see our work being represented locally,”
said Mr Nixon.
managing director of award-winning Ambleside Homes, explained: “York Handmade
tick so many boxes for us. First and foremost, their bricks are absolutely
beautiful. The appearance of our houses is crucially important and York
Handmade’s bricks, which have been specially made to fit in with – and enhance
- the rural environment of these three villages, are perfect.
“Quality is never
compromised. Our building products are as natural as the Yorkshire landscape,
ensuring our homes captivate from the very first. York Handmade’s bricks create
the idyllic image of the traditional rural home.
“Secondly, as developers,
we are great believers in sustainability. Building our houses with locally
sourced bricks, manufactured so close to our developments, is very important
for us. The carbon footprint is low, with delivery of the bricks swift, simply
and ecologically sound.
“Finally, we are very
keen to boost the North Yorkshire economy. By ordering more than 160,000 bricks
from York Handmade, we are doing our best to support a local company, which is
very important indeed in these testing times,” said Mr Mandefield.
David Armitage, chairman
of York Handmade, added: “Our flourishing relationship with Ambleside Homes is
very important to us. It is tremendously gratifying to see our bricks being
used so close to home.”
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