In the market town of Whitchurch in the north of Shropshire, building and construction company, RS Burgess & Sons Ltd were working on a project in the town centre. The planned build was to be two new houses accompanied by a coach house. During development, the old barn on-site was demolished, and plans were made to replace it with this new project. The primary objective in choosing the brick stock for this development was to ensure it harmonised with the local surroundings.
Whitchurch’s town centre is a historic one, boasting architecture reminiscent of Tudor England, as well as an 18th Century Church. It was decided that the best fit for this project would be our 65 mm Smoked Red. These handmade bricks replicate the appearance of weathered urban brickwork. They showcase a captivating sooty finish that harmoniously complements the aesthetics of neighbouring homes and walls. Their darker red hue lends a distinctive appearance, while the soot-imbued burnt tones impart depth to each brick.