• Sudbury, Suffolk
  • 14 Sep 2022

Bulmer Brick & Tile factory tour

The Brickfields, Bulmer, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 7EF

Wednesday 14th September 14.00-15.30      Cost FREE - Limited to just 25 places - BOOK NOW

When it comes to traditional brick-making there really is only one name to consider.
And that is why the RPSA have organised this exclusive members tour of the Bulmer Brick & Tile Company. Only 25 places are available for this memorable visit hosted by Peter Minter, a brickmaker for 70 years, and able to trace brick-making on the same site back to 1450.


Bulmer bricks are made from the finest London Clays, dug from seams almost continually since Tudor times. All Bulmer bricks are hand made, using traditional methods of making, drying and are fired in a coal burning, down draught kiln. This helps to give the distinctive finish that blends so well with the originals. The process takes time - something to consider at the project planning stage.

Bulmer Brick & Tile are a small family business continuing the traditions of brickmaking on this site dating back to the Middle Ages. Their facings and specials can be made with almost any texture, from coarse veined to smooth with some 150 different sizes of facing and a range of over 5000 special shapes, including all standard plinths, squints and copings, and extends to purpose made chimney bricks, terracotta, mullions, jambs, floor bricks, pamments, decorative plaques, garden edgings and a full range of rubbing blocks. They work on large projects for the National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces, but are just as proud of some of the small private work undertaken by individuals.

If you have any interest in traditional buildings, conservation and historic repair then this is an unmissable opportunity and well worth the journey.

For more information events@rpsa.org.uk

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