History of woodfired bricks
Brick buildings predating the 19th Century are widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful in the country. It is the subtle colour shades and glazes that characterise bricks from this era, and that comes from the way the kilns were fired, using wood.
There has been a sad decline in local character and distinctiveness of buildings. Handmade bricks have been replaced by those that are mass produced. Our view was that the industry was lacking woodfired bricks to enable ultra-authentic conservation of some of our most important historic buildings.
We took the decision to learn the woodfiring art and in doing so, successfully reignited a lost technique which was the dominant method of brick production for many centuries.