The Brick - 20 years on

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The Brick - 20 years on

David ArmitageThis 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. In the early days the focus was entirely on building a factory fit for human habitation. The welfare of the excellent workforce, not only in the welfare services area but also in the workplace itself, took top priority. Our strategy from day one was to convert the factory into a good facility for the production of handmade bricks and related products.

This was due to the fact that the clamp bricks, which were widely used throughout the Vale of York and this region, were no longer available nor indeed had been since the mid 60s. Up to the time we began, the majority of the demand was being met by imported bricks but they are unable to give the flexibility in size and a colour blend which is essential for good restoration, extension or conversion work which is now one of the major areas of demand from customers as well as planners.

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York Handmade Brick has excellent credentials in supplying bricks to high quality self build homes. Choosing the correct cladding for your property is vital to achieving the appearance for the house that you have in mind. By using a genuine York Handmade brick you can ensure the building has all the charm and character of traditional buildings of the past. Our Maxima Range of long bricks are in strong demand for self builds of a more contemporary design.
York Handmade Brick have the capability to either replicate or make to design bricks of all shapes and sizes in a variety of colours and textures to match or create the product required. We are fortunate enough to have manufactured bricks for several award winning heritage projects conserving the glory of the buildings for generations to come.
Our Maxima range or long format bricks have been in great demand in commercial and public type buildings. We can make these bricks to the architects specification in terms of size, colour, texture and shape as we have in the jobs shown in this gallery.