Our Services


BRICK TINTING

Bricks are tinted in a similar way as with mortar, though different formulations are required to suit the various properties, i.e. absorption, texture, etc. Problems of brick 'banding; and inconsistent brick colour although having different causes can both be rectified by this method. Another feature of the versatility of this tinting program is making new bricks look older. If 'antique' bricks are required for the restoration of a building or to blend in a new wing to match the period original an appropriate tint can be designed.

SOOT WASH REPLICATION

We can replicate heavy, black, carbon-based pollutants prevalent in London and many Northern industrial towns and cities.


We are proud to be an Approved Dyebrick Applicator of their Soot Wash Replication products.

Artist's (Dale Dempsey's) Impression of Grafton Street jobVEIW VIDEO: Artist's (Dale's) Impression of Grafton Street soot wash job!

MORTAR TINTING

This involves the tinting of discoloured mortar joints to restore them to the desired colour or the initial specified colour which for many reasons is not often achieved. The treatment is mainly performed on recently constructed buildings or those close to completion where it avoids the cost and the dangers of grinding out what is usually good sound mortar, thus making this remedial work more economical as no repointing methods are required.



OLD BRICK EFFECTS

This old property had a large patch repair of sand and cement render applied in the 1980's. It was very hard and the owner did not want to remove it, as it could cause a lot more damage to the old friable brick.


We provided a non-destructive option. We tinted it using natural earth-based iron oxides and a pure mineral fixing agent. We created a sympathetic mock brick effect, which was more pleasing on the eye!

We donated all our materials and labour free of charge for this sympathetic transformation.

Restoration to torpedo sheds at Upnor, Rochester, Kent. We donated all our materials and labour free of charge for this sympathetic transformation.

Working at the Cambridge Museum of Technology (above). Restoration work was completed in June 2019 ready for the grand reopening to the public.
We donated all our materials and labour free of charge for this sympathetic transformation.

OLD BRICK EFFECTS

MOCK BATH STONE

This property had new reconstituted block used in the new extension some years ago. The builders said that they would 'weather in', but they never did!

We were called in eight years later to produce a sympathetic natural match.

TILE TINTING

FLINT TINTING

OLD MORTAR TINTING

Blending in repair work on Foresters Hall (built circa 1886), Narborough, Norfolk. We donated all our materials and labour free of charge for this sympathetic transformation.