Traditional brick components such as arches can be traced back in London architecture as far as the middle ages where between 1176 and 1209 records show a stone bridge with 19 arches was built. In more recent times, bespoke architectural details such as projecting cornices, decorative mouldings, columns, balustrades and in particular arches became commonplace in the Georgian era and continued to be present in several architectural styles such as gothic revival and Edwardian.
As part of our series of events exploring the commonalties in London architecture, join us at our London Bridge showroom alongside handmade brick manufacturer, Lambs Bricks & Stone. With a vibrant history dating back to 1901, Lambs were at the forefront of supplying the Victorian buildings of London and the surrounding areas. A long-established traditional brick maker and hands-on arch cutter, Lambs will deliver a detailed CPD seminar that aims to explore the process of manufacturing and firing oversized red rubber material and the advantages and disadvantages of traditional versus preformed arches. There will also be a practical demonstration to show how to lay a fully gauged red rubber arch to a 2mm joint by experienced heritage bricklayer Charles Reilly from Georgian Brickwork.
Image: Lambs Brick & Stone
Taylor Maxwell, Southwark Street, London
Please use separate entrance with Taylor Maxwell door sign and buzzer, door on the right of the three. Separate entrance can be found to the far left of the Hop Exchange building.
Nearest station: London Bridge tube station
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