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Hanson chosen for Edwardian Luxury development


Matching the existing brickwork was the major challenge for a recent project undertaken by Lead Hill Developments and Beswick Homes. The plans called for the extension and refurbishment of a large Edwardian house into 10 luxury apartments.

Given the combination of new build and refurbishment, it was critical to match the original brick in order to maintain consistency throughout the new build, while at the same time retaining the Edwardian style of the original house.

The existing brick being a rich red, Hanson’s Wilnecote Smooth Red brick was specified, as its colour and soft, smooth texture most closely matched the bricks used on the original house. In addition, the new bricks had to be produced in 73mm format, again to match the size and appearance of the Edwardian brickwork.

Located on the outskirts of a traditional village, this development stands within its own substantial landscaped grounds and is approached via its own private entrance. With this project more than doubling the size of the original house, it stands as an imposing example of the successful mix of old and new, and the way modern construction materials can recreate the past for a new generation.

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