Oldfields Farm

Pulford, Chester

Oldfields Farm Pulford properties



In the context of the Oldfields Farm case study, Chester-based construction company, RSC (now defunct), were working on a project consisting of a new build home for a family. A farmer wanted the new-build house constructed for his family on his own land- Oldfield Farm, off Wrexham Road in Pulford, Chester. The brick selected for the project was our handmade St Albans Blend, and was chosen specifically by the Farmer as they suited an old building adjacent to where the house would be built. The St Albans also blends in well with the area around it, and it helps that he was partial to it thanks to the old handmade look they have.

Oldfields Farm case study
Oldfields Farm case study, brickwork
Oldfields Farm case study, porch

The process for choosing the right brick for this project was more streamlined than it normally is. Rather than assisting our client with finding a brick that matches with the historic and conventional architecture of the local area, we were approached with their choice brick already established. The St Albans Blend is a 65mm handmade brick, allowing for a creased appearance and an array of tones that give each brick a wholly unique appearance. The base colour consists of that classic brick red, but to varying degrees, each brick takes on darker burnt shades, as well as a stand out white.

MBS are committed to working closely with creative minds who have a strong and unique vision for their architectural pursuits. The Farmer who masterminded the project came to RSC and MBS with an established idea for what he wanted to create. Creative confidence like what was displayed in this project represents a rare yet necessary attitude towards construction projects that lead to innovation in the industry. This view excites the MBS team and we are always looking to be a part of more projects developed within this mindset, such as the Oldfields Farm.

The multi-tone bricks were the perfect choice for a project like this, and provided results that are visually stunning. Red tiles were utilised for the roof on this build which complements not only the style of brick, but also elements such as doors and window frames. This was a project we were proud to be a part of, and it is one that showcases the quality of our stock in a truly unique fashion.

Oldfields Farm case study, garage
Oldfields Farm case study, front

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