Over the last twenty years the UK Brick Industry has consolidated from a network of local small brickworks serving their local areas to three large brick manufacturers controlling almost 90% of the UK Brick Industry. As smaller brickworks have been taken over, many have been closed or seen their brick ranges reduced.
As a result, simply many brick types that were once manufactured simply are no longer available.
This means that many bricks are matched to the 'closest' available brick match, and that is not often that close a brick match at all, leaving the extension or area of bricked in brickwork standing out blatantly from the original adjoining brickwork.
Brick Tinting is the process of changing the colour appearance of brickwork, mostly in situ once it has been built.
Brick Tinting has been used throughout the UK for more than 30 years, the process has primarily been used to correct manufacturing or construction mistakes that only become apparent once brickwork has been erected, i.e, non standard brick batch colour variations, brick banding, etc.
Not all bricks are a single colour, many bricks are multi coloured from production, including various colour flashes and mixtures that make up the brick type.
Brick tinting matching all these colour variations, not just single colours. Brickwork weathers and ages naturally relatively quickly and brick tinting will also colour match even the most weathered brickwork.
The overall affect is that the new brickwork is indistinguishable from the original adjoining brickwork.
Remedial Repair can be contacted for all your brick, mortar and stone tinting requirements.
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