With limestone brick being an extremely common material in homes, when properly installed it can be an aesthetic improvement to your home. However, you need to make sure that your brick installations last a long time if you want to get the most out of them, so keeping on top of its maintenance is important.
But how do you do just that?
In a world of barbeques
, pizza ovens
and garden sheds
it is easy to have more than a small amount of brick left around in your garden. Here at All Brick and Stone
, we know how using these piles of stone is much more preferable to wasting them, especially if you have a creative project or two in mind for them. Don’t have any ideas? Don’t worry, plenty of other people do!
An outdoor brick workshop can be not only an aesthetically pleasing addition to your garden space, but also a practical and handy space for your hobby or work. Whether you need a place to store your bicycle, a place for all your garden tools and lawnmower, or a place to work on your craft in your own private workshop, brick
is a great option for stability, durability and ease of access. But what do you need to know first, before you begin the big build?
When building a new property, extension, outbuilding or even a smaller scale project like a fireplace, one of the first tasks is to decide what basic material you are going to use. At All Brick & Stone Ltd
, one of the most frequent questions we get asked is whether to opt for brick or stone for the structure – you could even say the choice puts you between a “rock and hard place”.
Our answer is that both are clearly durable and great for creating strong, weather-resistant buildings and walls. They also lend themselves to some internal projects. But which of the two looks the best?
Natural stone can lend a dignified touch to a home or garden. The majestic hues, untouched by superficial details, are the ideal way to bring out the character of any area. However, such beauty needs to be maintained if it's going to continue to impress for years to come.
As durable as the substance is, the face can lose some of its magic over the years due to various factors. Thankfully, there are a range of ways in which you can keep the surfaces looking as nature intended.
is a great alternative to natural stone. this incredibly popular option has been chosen by homeowners and architects alike time and time again. This type of stone is created from fragments of natural stone that have been blended with cement, which allows the mixture to be shaped any way you want. No two reconstituted stones are the same, so different ones will have a different coarseness of stone or specific types of cement in it. Continue reading
Over time, your client may find that their brick walls or features have begun to accumulate dirt and grime. This is a perfectly natural and a predictable occurrence for something which spends the majority of its life defending against the elements. However, this does not have to stay this way if your client finds it to be unattractive and not character building.
When installing a chimney
, there are certain considerations that allow for the proper installation. Knowing every detail that is involved in the process will permit for not only a well functioning chimney, but also a well functioning fireplace as both need to work in conjunction.
Here are a few things you need to consider when installing a chimney:
Brick is one of the most popular options when it comes to construction, and it’s easy to see why. It provides a wealth of advantages that makes it one of the best materials to work with, and here at All Brick and Stone
, we’re taking a look at what makes it so special. Continue reading
Stone paving can create a real wow factor for your garden, but over time your paving can discolour, become uneven and retain water or simply look unloved. If that's the case, you need to give them some TLC to get them back to their best. Continue reading