Peppard building Supplies

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Reading and Henley's brick specialist

At Peppard Building Supplies we say that we can match any brick you can throw at us. While that statement is slightly tongue in cheek (if only for health and safety reasons) we do have one of the most extensive ranges of bricks in the area and a matching service that is second to none.


Currently we can supply from stock around 70 different brick types, from the very common London Brick Fletton range to bespoke grey glazed headers for true authenticity.


For example, as many of the older houses in Reading and Henley were built in the Victorian era using bricks sourced from local brickworks, Peppard stocks a range to match these properties in both metric and imperial sizes.


We can also provide competitively priced bricks that are in keeping with the local architecture.


If you are after something a little more unusual, we have a great library of brick samples and literature from most suppliers to help you track down the perfect match.


Over the years, Peppard has supplied bricks for a vast array of projects, from National Trust properties through to churches, pizza ovens, river wildlife refuges and of course many local developments.


Technical Director Neil Bryant leads our expert team of advisers and has been with Peppard since 1987. Neil helps ensure a constant supply of quality bricks at Peppard and, with almost 30 years experience, has seen most varieties asked for in the local area.


He explained how the brick matching service works:Generally we take the enquiry over the phone, trade counter or internet and try and gather as much information as possible.


“We will also visit a site if needed, where we take will take photos of the bricks to be matched and get a general understanding of the project.”


Neil explained that the photographs can be emailed to Peppard’s suppliers to create a match and obtain samples for site approval if required.


“We will try to match any job including bricks that are out of current production, special bespoke shapes and sizes and work within an agreed budget, and we also keep a range of special shapes including copings, plinths and squints” Neil added.


“Often we can suggest an alternative to a specified brick which will save money or drastically reduce availability issues.”


Perhaps most importantly at Peppard we aim to hold not only a great breadth of stock but also depth, which means that we will generally have enough stock to complete most projects. In turn, this helps to reduce batch complaints and availability issues. 


Posted on November 13, 2016 by Claire Savage

Reading and Henley brick stockist Peppard Building Supplies