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Nina’s Chalk Pot – One Paint a Thousand Colours!

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Chalk Paint Kit which is hand crafted here in Norfolk, England.

You have finished your brick tinting project, now it is time to try your skills on your furniture and internal projects with this quality kit from Nina’s Chalk Pot.

We are giving away 3 of these quality kits to customers who send us before and after images of their brick tinting projects during 2018. See our Customer Gallery page.

For more information about their lovely chalk paint products, please visit Nina’s Chalk Pot website!

 

Dyebrick Ages Gracefully!

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Dyebrick Soot Wash Replication was specified by Camden Council to blend these old and new extensions with the period terrace.

 

Yellow Highlights

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This customers garage was built using the wrong bricks, they had no yellow patterns on them.

Diana used a blend of our ‘Yellow Stock’ and ‘Lightener’ to produce a perfect match!

Gina enjoys her spell at Bothwell!

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Gina who works in our design team enjoyed her spell at Bothwell School of Witchcraft

Dyebrick US Tour 6: ‘Midwest’ confirmed

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We will be stopping off at numerous customer locations starting in Chicago on the 5th September. If you’re interested in a visit from the Dyebrick team to take a look at your project, then please email us using the regular Contact Us form. There is only a limited amount of time we can stop off at locations, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Mock Stock on Red Brick!

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It is possible to produce a ‘mock’ London Yellow Stock over dark red bricks!

This process was approved by Hackney Council.

Please contact us if you have a similar problem, as this required a special mix to be matched on site.

Race won on the last corner at Silverstone on Saturday!

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A great view of the race from Jonathan’s Austin Healey.

There were 36 cars. Our car (the yellow ‘Gurney Special’) a Turner Sports, got pole position and won the race at the last corner as you will see on the clip. It then ended up with fastest lap as well.

All in all a good weekend, except that a faulty radiator cap caused it to start losing water on the 2nd lap. It went over the line with 120 degrees on the clock and no water, but our driver wasn’t going to stop.

The engine is apart now and hopefully it will be back together ready for next Saturday (8th) at Snetterton.

‘Dyeing Art’ in the Royal Gallery – The Palace of Westminster

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Dyebrick were asked to produced some historic natural earth-based oxides, cobalt blues and chrome greens to match historic colours for restoration to decorative art surrounding the windows in the Royal Gallery. The work is being undertaken by DBR Conservation

Dyebrick products have been used throughout the Parliamentary Estate during the last 3 years of restoration.

Sooty gets Sooty!

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The ‘Gurney Special’ at Oulton Park

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Oulton Park 13th May 2017 AMOC 50s Sports Cars

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See Motorsport News article for more information

LimeLike now Available!

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LimeLike is now available. Please visit our LimeLike website for more details!

The Gurney Special

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Dyebrick in the fast lane!

The ‘Gurney Special’ – This car is a Turner Sports, which were produced by the factory in Wolverhampton from 1959 until 1965. They were built with three engine types, a BMC ‘A’ Series, a Coventry Climax engine and a Ford 1500 pre-crossflow engine, this is the latter. The car is quite original, with original chassis, body and steel tub. It still uses the same engine block, gearbox casing and A35 rear axle, although the internals of each of these have been uprated.

Built and driven by one of our customers, who has raced many types of car over the years. He discovered this shape of Turner, which went into production on 2nd December 1959.

The ‘Gurney Special’ will be racing at a number of race circuits throughout the season.

Race meetings this year will include: Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Silverstone and Snetterton.

WIN! An amazing XBox One S FIFA 17 Bundle, courtesy of Dyebrick

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See our How to Guide on Sarah’s At Home Magazine page.

Rookley Brick Matching on the Isle of Wight

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Karen began the exciting project of adding a new extension to her property, but she soon came up with a major problem. Her house is constructed of Rookley bricks which were once produced locally on the island but sadly are no longer in production. She painstakingly searched for a match, beginning with as many builders’ merchants and reclamation yards she could find but to no avail. The closest match, in texture, was the London Chiltern brick. Whilst this was virtually identical in texture, the colour was way out. It was predominantly pink instead of a rusty and warm orange.

This is when she contacted Dyebrick. She had looked through hundreds of images on our website and, although there were no similar matches to hers, she rang to see if there was any way we could help. We offered to visit her property as this was not a straightforward tinting match.

Karen was delighted when a special mix was prepared and once applied the predominant pink tones were soon replaced with sympathetic rusty colours to blend seamlessly with the original house.

We would like to thank Karen and her Mother, Barbara for looking after us so well and keeping us well fed and watered!

New Dyebrick Shop open for business

We are pleased to announce that we have launched a new version of our online shop, powered by our parent company – Owloc Industries.

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The new shop features a fresh, new, mobile-friendly design allowing you to order Dyebrick on-the-go!

Please note: All orders made on the old shop will be processed as normal, and all customer accounts have been migrated to the new shop.

Please update your bookmarks accordingly to: http://stores.owloc.com/dyebrick/

Win an LG G4 Smartphone!

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Dyebrick have teamed up with At Home Magazine to offer this great prize.

Ugly House to Lovely House

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George Clarke with Architect Laura Clark using Dyebrick Brick-Age to tone down some bright yellow bricks on George’s new Channel 4 Series, Ugly House to Lovely House  Hertfordshire: Episode 3

Age your brick ~ The natural way!

Iron Oxide Brick Dye

‘Brick-Age’ is a blend of earth-based iron oxide pigments mixed with natural carbon black and a proportion of fine-screened London soot. A pure mineral fixing agent is incorporated to produce a durable, breathable and natural aged appearance.

Dyebrick at World of Concrete – Las Vegas

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Dyebrick Commercial Team promoting Stainbrick (our commercial products) at the ‘World of Concrete’ exhibition in Las Vegas!

We were sharing the Booth with Historic Building Products of Toronto and  Roman Construction Products from the UK.

THE WINNERS!

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Eight Nikon Cameras were given away this year in our biggest ever Customer Gallery Competition!

NIKON COOLPIX L340 WINNERS:
Chad from Morris, Illinois, USA
Jim & Patty from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

NIKON COOLPIX L330 WINNERS:
Jonny from Greenwich, London, England
John from Stoke on Trent, England

NIKON COOLPIX L32 WINNERS:
Christopher from Mayfield Heights, Ohio, USA
Kim & Dan from Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Andy from Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, USA
Ron & Jean from Clacton-on-Sea, England