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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:01 pm 
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Hi

Please can anyone advise if these bricks are good quality? My builder wanted more money as he wanted to use better bricks which is fine, but I noticed the bricks he bought looked over burnt and are not all same colour.

Are these fine or am I overthinking this?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:12 pm 
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Is he supplying them ? if so where from ? or does just happen to have a pallet or 2 knocking about ?


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Yes he is. I will ask him. They were delivered


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Did he justify why they are "better"?

Might be legit but probably either left over from a previous job or got a deal with a merchant


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I came round today and left 2 choices of bricks what I would want to use .the bricks you have and all the road are called .London brick company short for LBC. Sorry but my builder won't use them .they are very poor and as you look n't the street they actually blow in the winter ( frost ) but these bricks are very hard and lots better .Sorry again but I won't use anything else but there £260 more in total .hope you trust me .you won't be disappointed.


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That was his response


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He's been upfront with you about the difference in price (although don't know how big your job is) - guess it depends if it's worth haggling for the sake of £260?

I think LBC are an expensive brick to buy


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Handyman112 wrote:
Are these fine or am I overthinking this?


Looking at your pics, you already have what appears to be some new brickwork: are these other new bricks a good match, both for size and colour?

I wouldn't worry about them being "overcooked", if they were really overcooked they'd have run out of the kiln, like lava, as it is, if they are overcooked they will just be slightly more vitrified.

More vitrified will make them harder and more waterproof.

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