Buy used and recycled bricks Sydney.
Recycled bricks are bricks that have been removed and cleaned from old buildings and walls. With modern cement mortars, the mortar is often too hard for the bricks to be cleaned. Most recycled bricks were previously laid in lime mortar making the cleaning process easier.
Recycled bricks can date back to convict times where original sand stocks were used and often have the makers stamp in the frog of the brick.
Colour and size of recycled bricks
Colours and sizes of these bricks vary greatly depending on the area that the clay and shale was removed from the ground, however with such a variation of colour, the bricks can give a great appearance to your project.
Other types of recycled bricks which have been very popular in recent times are the dry pressed common brick which, when mixed correctly, can give an industrial look, often used on feature walls in restaurants and cafes. Again, colours can vary greatly with many common bricks having been painted on one side.
Common bricks in most cases have rough sides and are not always uniform as they were once used on common walls and not a face brick with true edges.
SYDNEY BRICK MATCHING
A Sydney bricklayer with over 30 years experience, Alan Brookes offers his clients expert advice straight from the brickie who knows what he’s talking about.
Alan has worked with insurance companies for the past 15 years where he rebuilds front fences, garages and house wall repairs so it is essential that the clients receive the best outcome possible with the closest possible mortar and brick matching.
Alan works with home owners and trade clients including builders, architects, landscapers, etc to source and deliver new bricks, second hand and recycled bricks throughout the Sydney metropolitan area.
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