Salvaged Structural Brick
Gavin Historical Bricks
Salvaged bricks are frequently used in historic preservation projects, selected for dimensional and period appropriateness. Gavin Historical Bricks, the largest supplier of antique bricks in the US, reclaims structural bricks from demolished factories and warehouses across the Midwest, in historically industrial sites such as Chicago and St. Louis. These oversized bricks, which typically range in color from dark red/purple shades to orange, can make a bold design statement when reused in new projects. For those building with deconstruction in mind, coupling new brick construction with lime mortar can make reuse simpler and more cost-effective down the road.
Bricks installed with lime mortar can be salvaged and reclaimed for reuse.
Example of this material in action:
Oakbrook Residence. Chicago, Illinois. Liederback & Graham Architects
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