This week we are considering the traditional building materials that can alter the appearance of a new home, externally.
Think about the differences that can be achieved by using simply brick, to front your new build or by adding flint pebbles to the face of the home as seen in coastal areas of Norfolk including Morston, Cley and Burnham Market.
Carstone is popular around Sandringham, West Newton, Hunstanton and Clay is used near Dereham & Wymondham.
If brick is the material of choice, consider how it should be laid! English or Flemish Bond, Garden Wall Bond, Header Bond or Stretcher Bond? Think about the rear external elevation as well as the front…
Can timber be incorporated into the design of your #selfbuild?
Materials are so much more than just ‘brick’ and should be thought through with your designer.