hand-made

 

 


HANDMADE PROCESS

AUTHENTIC MOULDING AND CUTTING  METHOD

REAL COAL FIRE

 

 

 

EVERY BRICK IS UNIQUE

Rough and pure character 
STRONG AND NATURAL VARIATIONS OF COLOUR

 

 

 

 

Products with the Hand-Made label are known for their authentic character.

In one single production run, there are many natural variations of colour as a result of the reduced firing process with varying levels of oxygen.

These shades are apparent between the different bricks as well as the different sides of the bricks.. 

 

Because they are handmade, every brick is unique.

The manual production process gives the bricks rough contours and faint stripe patterns.

The burn marks on the bricks are also obtained in an authentic way by manually scattering them over the coals.

The result is a strong, subtle and very natural product.

 

The following series of products are made according to our principles of Hand-Made production

 

Facing bricks


                                        

 

Clay pavers


          

 

Processing advice  


Hand-Made stands for:

 

1) The reduced firing process that provides strong (natural) shades within one production process (a similar result as is achieved with the field oven production process). Palettes from the same production process therefore also have various hues and colour tints. 

2) Manual processing during the production process gives our bricks a rustic and pure character. 

3) Real charcoal fire created by manually scattering coal between the bricks. These random burn marks thus add to the shaded result.  

 

In order to achieve a beautiful, shaded effect, we advise as follows:

 

1) To create an appearance that is as homogeneous as possible, the bricks must be mixed correctly before use. This means unpacking them vertically and using at least 5 packs simultaneously.

2) The burn marks form part of the intended result. In order to obtain the shading effect in full, they must be turned to the exterior of the façade facings.

3) As a result of the colour nuances that may exist between the various viewing surfaces of one brick, greater or lesser colour nuances can be achieved by simply turning the brick. By turning the lightest face outwards on the facings, you will achieve the greatest colour nuances.  

4) The darker bricks, possibly the ones with burn marks, are often bent. These bricks are best used as cut bricks. If these bricks are not used within the wall, the nuances will not be as obvious.