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Wilbury Hill Cemetry

Staffordshire Blue Class A Facing Bricks

Case Study Wilbury-Hill-Cemetry-1-Stac    Wilbury Hills Cemetery with stackbonded Staffs Blue bricks

Designed by mae LLP architects and contructed in Staffordshire blue brick, larch and zinc, this building has been described as “a model 21st-century cemetery”.  Ketley’s Staffordshire blue brick laid in a stack bond with a colour-matched mortar, is the major material used.  The client, North Hertfordshire District Council, and the design team felt this type of brick would be more suitable than the more locally prevalent soft red brick as it was important to present a high-quality finish. The density of the hard-fired Class A bricks also minimises water ingress from driving rain on the exposed and windy site.

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"It has taken us a while to find a brick that looks good and can deal with exposure on all surfaces," Friedrich Ludewig, director of award winning Acme Architects who used Ketley Staffordshire red bricks for the Victoria Gate Arcade in Leeds.