Cider House

Tattenhall, Chester

Cider House, Chester




Our Cider House case study features a project recently came about thanks to a retired couple from down south. They were looking to develop what would become their end home, which would be located in Tattenhall near Chester. We were approached by the housing developer- Granton Oaks who are based out of Oswestry in Shropshire. We initially won the order thanks to our 65mm Pressed Pre War bricks. However, after an in-person assessment of our stock, development instead moved forward with a different one of our bricks.

Cider House case study, gate
Cider House bricks
Cider House red bricks

The new choice of brick for the project fittingly became our Shropshire Red bricks. This product is handmade giving each unit its own unique creased texture adding to the overall appearance of the house. As the name suggests, this brick is a red multi, boasting consistent, classic brick-red colouring throughout, while avoiding a change between tones that can be found in other bricks in our selection.

During development, we know ideas, plans and circumstances are bound to change. We aim to assist you through the entire process. Over every bump in the road, we will continue to inspire and transform your projects with help from our varied selection of brick stock. When we decided to change the brick, we knew it wouldn’t hinder development. No problems were expected. We made sure to work side-by-side with customers to perfect their project.

The presentation of the completed house is something to behold. Placed at the top of a large driveway, a sapling is planted in the middle, showing off the intention of it being a lifelong home, with the tree growing alongside it. The sheer size of the new house shows off exactly what the Shropshire Blend is capable of doing for your projects. The final product was given the name ‘Cider House.’

Cider House red bricks
Cider House case study

This brick I wanted is seen across London and the South East and has a history dating back 300 years, meaning I had a match for the historical context of the build.

Mike Donovan, Client

In terms of kerb appeal the final product is a characterful brick-built design that is consistent across each build.

Woodsett Homes

The Mottram Multi provided the bungalow with an anchor in local heritage and respected the history of Bubwith.

Mark Dickinson, Customer

The brick provided the builds with an imposing presence, without it losing the ever-so important homely feel.

Stonebridge Homes

The collaboration between MBS and Cheshire Renovations lead to a transformative project that delivered stand-out results.

Cheshire Renovations

The client wanted a brick that had a dated appearance whilst still being new, which MBS were able to provide

McCormick Architecture