Old School Lane

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Old School Lane house



As part of an independent, self-build project, we worked with Jack Cory. He needed our help to match the bricks of the reclaimed buildings in the surrounding cul-de-sac. Based out of Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, we went down to make sure Jack had the brick stock that would best suit his build, avoiding an aesthetic clash.

After doing a sample panel at the site, we decided that the 65 mm Olde Mill Blend was the best match for the build. Our client loved the choice and it fit extremely well. With a mixture of red, orange and burgundy tones, this distinctive brickwork style is synonymous with traditional homes in Cheshire. Weathered and aged to a highly textured finish, they are indistinguishable from other salvaged bricks. This made them the perfect candidate for a build needing to blend in with other reclaimed architecture.

Old School Lane, Ellesmere Port
Old School Lane case study, Ellsemere Port
Old School Lane case study, brickwork

We aim to impress with our bricks. We want to provide you with stock that impresses and inspires those who see it. By engaging with independent projects like this one at Old School Lane, we could provide necessary support to Jack. It helps to keep him one step ahead and equipped throughout construction. Our support helped to avoid certain road blocks that may have appeared during development, while also producing knockout results.

The completed Old School Lane project boasted stunning results. Featured in the build were a sheltered entrance, protruding windows, skylights and our Olde Mill Blend. These elements complement each other. This results in the one-of-a-kind home seen in the final results. As always, it was an honour to be a key part of this build. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

Old School Lane case study, porch
Old School Lane 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