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Coleford Brick & Tile, Cinderford

This company specialise in hand made bricks, website here.  Because of the vast number of wooden moulds they hold, their proud boast is they can make a copy of any brick.  This is especially useful in the housing restoration industry.

Clay, the raw material, is dug out twice a year from a nearby pit.

preparing the clay for the mould.  The colour of the brick is determined by the coating of sand.

The three stages of a brick - raw, dried and baked.  Note the amount of shrinkage which occurs.

Some of the wooden moulds.

A selection of finished products.

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