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This award winning project features conservation grade brickwork as well as stonework features and more than 80 brick arches for which Bulmer Brick Cutting produced 28 of the more complicated arches.

 

Best Craftsmanship Award 2015 - Brick Development Association

This 2015 award is in addition to one for an earlier phase of Eton College development, the Bekyton Field Project, that won a similar award with the same team in 2014. This project is part of the largest new development at Eton College since it was founded. The buildings for which this award was received are the Jafar Gallery and Jafar Hall. These comprise student housing, a space for the permanent Egyptian Exhibition and an Oratory forum. The brickwork was undertaken by Lee Marley Brickwork with Bulmer Brick Cutting manufacturing the arch sections.

The craftsmanship was judged to be both hugely demanding and outstanding, and was cited to mirror anything achieved in previous generations. The team were told they had every reason to be extremely proud of their degree of craftsmanship.

This double arch was the first to be commissioned.  It comprises an inner segmental concave arch, with an outer flat segmental arch incorporating a concave soffit.  Each pre-fabricated voussoir unit was formed from bespoke bricks of large dimension and accurate curved faces, cut to a very high tolerance to match the curves in two directions. The voussoir units were bonded into stainless steel backing trays and pre-pointed in lime mortar. The steel trays were then back filled with concrete before delivery to site for installation on the purpose made laser profiled formers.

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Tate 2 Extension

A new development project to the south of the existing building will transform Tate Modern.

This 11 storey pyramidal stack is surprisingly a glass clad building with a brick façade supported on a metal exoskeleton 200mm from the glass cladding.

Jafar Hall, Eton College

This award winning project features conservation grade brickwork as well as stonework features and more than 80 brick arches for which Bulmer Brick Cutting produced 28 of the more complicated arches.

Central London School of Ballet

Eight and twelve storey steel blocks comprise this ballet school and student residence. The rain screen façade has square terracotta tubes set horizontally in bays, each bay formed from random lengths and colours of tube.

Palace House Mansions, Newmarket

Restoration of the Grade 1 Listed mansion of King Charles II revealed very early examples of rubbed & gauged arches. Unwashed clay blocks were cut to match the original arches which were laid in lime using traditional methods.

Granary Wharf Chelsea

This prestigious development in Lots Road, Chelsea features structural segmental brick arch lintels supplied with calculations to meet building control regulations.

Draycott House, Chelsea

This fine example of carved brickwork is for Draycott House in Chelsea. Bulmer Brick Cutting prepared and supplied the fully washed rubbers, and shared the bricklaying role for the fine jointed ashlar work with the brick carvers, Daniel Mundy and colleagues.