Brick Dye Kit: Patent Grant

Our Brick Stain Kit has finally been granted a patent after a 5 year wait.

This, in conjunction with our HSBC Worldwide-Intellectual Property Insurance, enables us to initiate legal proceedings against unauthorised copy violations.

We are fully prepared and committed to protect our patent with an initial $1.8 million cover in place towards legal fees and expenses if litigated through trial.

Here is a scan of the Certificate of Grant of Patent:

Brick Dye Patent

You can view all the details of the patent on the Intellectual Property Office’s website HERE.

Or view at Espacenet World Patents website HERE

Dyebrick at Greenwich Village NYC

Dyebrick products are chosen by restoration and heritage groups to blend-in obvious extensions and repair work.

This particular project was completed 5 years ago and still looks as good as the day it was tinted. All the repair work was sympathetically disguised using Dyebrick ….and a little artistic flair!

US Tour 2009 Summary

Dyebrick USA Tour 2009

Dyebrick wishes to thank all the customers (and their neighbours!) for their kind hospitality on our East Coast 2009 tour.

We did do a lot less miles this trip than usual and managed 18 visits this time beating our last tour by four!

We experienced temperatues  ranging from 28oC to -10oC on our trip from Miami, Florida to Washington, D.C. We took three days off to visit Miami and travel down to Key West.

We picked our tour bus up in Orlando, ready to start work! ~Thanks again to ‘Signs Unlimited’ for their quality vinyl grapics!

At the end of our tour we took two further days off to witness the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States – Barack Obama. We cycled in from just outside Arlington and managed to get a good view on the National Mall.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Aaron Leach and the other volunteers at the Salvation Army who accepted our bicycles as donations for their Adult Rehabilitation Centre in Richmond, Virginia and to Major Mary Smith for pointing us in the right direction.

Please Note: We could only store a specific amount of samples for our trip, so for those of you who requested samples when we were in Delaware, please remember to quote your ‘Preference Number’ when placing your order.

Dyebrick Camera Competition – The Winners!

Win a Canon Camera!  Samantha: Clelsea, London, UK.  Tim: Northampton, UK.  Jeff: Cheektowaga, New York.  

We conducted the random draw earlier today and we are pleased to announce that the winners of the “Win a Canon Camera with Dyebrick” competition are as follows:

  1. Samantha, Chelsea, London UK wins herself a Canon Powershot S5 IS for her fantastic fireplace makeover.
  2. Timothy, Northampton, UK will be receiving a Canon Powershot A560 for his great Brick Age project
  3. Jeff, Cheektowaga, New York, USA is the lucky winner of a Canon Powershot A470 for his wonderful transformation. 

Congratulations to all three winners and thanks to everyone who submitted great photos of their Dyebrick projects.

Brick Tinting at Vivienne Westwood Flagship Store

Vivienne Westwood Store

Brick Tinting at the new extension to the rear of Vivienne Westwood’s Mayfair shop required similar techniques to applying face makeup!

  • Clean the brick-face
  • Apply a foundation
  • Apply highlights and features using ‘blushing’ techniques
  • Stand back a little…..then admire the beauty and transformation!

Dale Dempsey on QVC

This weekend, Dale Dempsey, the inventor of the Dyebrick Brick Staining Kit was invited back to QVC’s “DIY Sunday” programme.

The show featured the most popular colours from the Staining Kit range and also our Brick-Age product and the shows presenter was Anthony Heywood.

Dale Dempsey

Dyebrick US Tour 3: ‘The Carolinas’ confirmed

Rested from our epic coast-to-coast tour back in December, Dyebrick are pleased to announce the dates of our next tour: the ‘Brick States’ – North & South Carolina.

The dates are confirmed as Saturday 10th – Saturday 31st January 2009.

We are starting our tour in Miami, Florida and will be heading north to the ‘Brick States’ and beyond. We are ending our tour in Washington DC to witness the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States – Barack Obama.

You can view a rough plot of our tour here:

Dyetour 2009 The Carolinas

Please note this route is a draft and is subject to change

We will post more up-to-date information about the tour as it becomes available.

Dave Holland

Thanks Liquid Web!

This is an additional post to say thank you to our web hosts, Liquid Web for inviting us to a tour of their impressive Data Centre in Lansing, MI.

We also got to put faces to the names of some of their 24/7 support team.

It’s quite a strange feeling looking at a PC that you usually communicate with remotely from over 3,000 miles away!

Click the photos below to enlarge. On the left is me, James (IT) and to the right is Seb (Production).

me-seb-liquidweb.jpg server.jpg liquidweb.jpg

Oh, and we also got to take home a Liquid Web heroic support man!

Thanks again Liquid Web!

Brick Tinting Tour Summary

cali-plate.jpgustour.jpgWe would like to thank all the clients we visited on the tour for their kind hospitality. It was great to meet with all of you.

Considering the wintry conditions in the Mid-West we were fortunate enough to side-step the worst of the weather and stick to our schedule.

If you missed out on the tour and happen to live on the east coast, then you’re in luck as the next tour will be the East Coast Tour 2008. We will post an update on the planned route in mid-2008.

Best wishes from the Dyebrick Team

…a Happy New Year to all!


The USA Tour gets underway today!

Well, it’s turned midnight which means the countdown timers have finally stopped and all systems are go for the Dyebrick USA tour 2007.

Due to the volume of work to be done for the meetings in San Francisco and Los Angeles, there will not be many updates on the blog until the tour itself gets underway. We estimate this will be on the 11th December.

The tracking will also only be active during the tour itself, more instructions on how to follow us will be posted when we start moving!

I’m now going for some much needed sleep for the busy month ahead!

James Harland,

Dyebrick USA Tour Dates Confirmed!

This year’s Dyebrick tour has now been booked and confirmed.

After the success of our Gulf State tour in 2005, we are now pleased to announce a completely different route. On this journey we will be passing through the following States:

Dyetour 2007
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Ontario, Canada
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Conneticut
  • New York City

tourbus.jpgWe will be stopping off at numerous customer locations. 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!

We will be keeping the blog up to date with our progress through the USA, and may even have a live GPS tracker on the site.

The tour kicks off on Saturday, 1st December 2007 at 9.30am in Los Angeles, California.

Click the image below for an enlarged JPEG of the tour, or the link below it for an interactive Yahoo! Maps link.


Click here for an interactive Yahoo! Maps version of our route.

4 months and counting!

Dave Holland,

A Grand Night Out!

grand-designs-dyebrickThe Dyebrick Team at the 2007 Grand Designs Live!

James, Seb and Daniel
James (Technical), Seb (Production) and Daniel (Design)
Diana and Alan
Diana Hooper (Marketing) with her husband Alan.
Georgina and the Grand Designs Team Georgina and the Grand Designs Team
Georgina, a future(?) member of the Dyebrick team, (Diana’s daughter) with presenters: Deborah Saunt, Kevin McCloud, Tom Dyckhoff and Naomi Cleaver.
Dale and Claire Barratt
Gail and Dale Dempsey with Claire Barratt
Editor of Grand Designs Magazine
John and Lesley Cully
John and Lesley Cully
John is our Architectural Consultant for Ancient Buildings.
Dale and John in good spirits!