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Lawsons are the largest independent timber, building & fencing merchants in London and the South East of England. Established in 1921 Lawsons now have a number of branches offering the complete range of building materials.

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The Importance of Brick Matching

Brick matching is an essential service, especially if you are building an extension onto an existing home. Experts such as Lawsons’ brick matchers will help you find the right colour and texture of brick to ensure that the addition blends in with the original structure.

Finding the Right Brick

Working with a range of suppliers is essential to finding the perfect brick for your building project. London’s homes have been built over centuries – brick factories have been opened and closed many times over since the buildings were created so it can be difficult to find the right colour and texture to match, especially when the bricks themselves have aged since the home was built. Lawsons’ brick matchers insist on on-site meetings to assess the true colour of each brick lot, rather than relying on photographs that are affected by lighting conditions and camera settings. This insistence means that we offer the best possible match for every job, regardless of the age or design of your property.

The Importance of Accurate Matching

Accurate matching is not only preferred, but can be essential to certain builds. If you are applying for a kitchen extension or particular type of loft conversion in a conservation area or listed property, accurate brick matching is likely to be a condition of your planning permission. It ensures that the new additions don’t negatively affect the overall aesthetic of your building or the entire street, where houses are likely to look similar or even match identically.

Matching Old and New

Lawsons’ brick matchers work with a huge number of suppliers throughout the south east, to supply reclaimed bricks, imperial bricks, Class A and B engineering bricks, and regular 65mm facing bricks. Even if you live in a period property, we will be able to find bricks from a similar period to ensure consistent wear, colour, and texture.

To find out more about our brick matching service, please get in touch with your local branch to arrange a consultation.