Brick, a beautiful and sustainable building material

November 16th 2016
By: Melanie Hollidge
Brick, a beautiful and sustainable building material

The use of bricks to construct homes in the UK dates back to Roman times when they used mobile kilns to construct roads, buildings and aqueducts. They were very popular throughout the 18th and 19th Century, but during recent times they have become less fashionable due to other building materials, notably cement and concrete becoming more available.

Bricks are made from blocks of clay that are hardened in the sun or in a kiln. They have been used as a building material for over 5000 years and examples of old brick buildings can be seen around the world, standing testament to their durability. Not only are they a durable building material they are also very sustainable, as they can be sourced locally and are made using renewable energy and it’s because of these reasons they are starting to become more popular again with home builders.

Bricks are not just practical they can also be used to make a design statement.  Many of us have adopted them into our home interiors, brick backdrops in kitchens and lounges can conjure up the feel of a fashionable New York loft space, or can be incorporated into an industrial design theme. They have become so popular in home interiors that wallpaper manufacturers now produce brick wallpaper.

This year London will be celebrating its 40th annual brick awards, there are more than 200 entries across 15 categories and the best the Home and Property magazine say are in the Capital, for more information please follow this link.

If you would like to live in a brick property then why not check out these properties Goodfellows currently has for sale:

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This is a rare chance to buy within a hotly contested gated cul-de-sac siding a private members only golf course (featured above). The location is the main draw as you would not expect to be 35 minutes from Central London being opposite a nature reserve.

This property 5 bedroom property is currently on the market with Goodfellows Cheam Village for offers in excess of £1,150,000.

Property features:

  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Large Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Detached
  • Superb Setting
  • Close To Banstead Station
  • Gated Development
  • 3135 Sq Ft
  • EPC EER Rating D

For further information or to arrange a booking please contact Goodfellows Cheam Village on 020 8770 3377 or follow this link.

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This stunning Quartermain style four bedroom family house with accommodation arrange over three floors set within the prestigious John Innes Wilton Crescent Conservation area (featured above). There is an 80' rear garden and the benefit of a detached garage and off street parking. Convenient for sought after local schools, Dundonald Park and access to Wimbledon town centre and commuting facilities. EPC EER E.

This property is currently on the market with Goodfellows sister company Finch and Co for £1,500,000.

Property features:

    •    Quartermain Style
    •    Conservation Area
    •    Four Bedrooms
    •    80' Garden
    •    Garage & Off Street Parking
    •    EPC EER E

For further information or to arrange a booking please contact Finch and Co on 020 8542 1193 or follow this link.