Trio of heritage contract wins for brick manufacturer

York Handmade Brick Company has been chosen to work on key heritage projects in Yorkshire.

The company, based at Alne, near Easingwold, has completed a hat-trick of heritage contracts for Pinnacle Conservation of York.

The latest involved supplying thousands of specially manufactured bricks for a new church wall at St Andrew’s Church in Great Ouseburn, near Boroughbridge.

York Handmade says its work for St Andrew’s endorses its decision to invest £1.5m in new machinery last year.

The two other projects for Pinnacle involved complex historic brickwork at Shandy Hall in Coxwold and at Fairfax House in York. 

Jordan Ramnauth, special works manager at Pinnacle Conservation, said: “We look to use reputable local contractors working to our same values such as sustainability, quality and experience. 

“Over the years, York Handmade Brick have shown their skill on various projects throughout the York and surrounding areas, with the ability to be able to replicate and manufacture bricks for the heritage sector. 

“Working on heritage buildings is of a sensitive nature, therefore the ability of the contractors involved must be of the upmost quality and York Handmade tick all the boxes.”

David Armitage, chairman of York Handmade Brick, added: “We very much enjoy working with talented conservation specialists such as Pinnacle.

“We take great pride in our conservation work on iconic buildings such as Shandy Hall and Fairfax House and look forward to working with Pinnacle again to preserve and enhance beautiful buildings in Yorkshire and the north of England.”