About Bulmer Brick & Tile

We are a small family business continuing the traditions of brickmaking on this site dating back to the Middle Ages.

Bulmer bricks are made from the finest London Clays, dug from our seams almost continually since Tudor times. Hand-made, using traditional methods of making, drying and are firing in a coal burning, down draught kiln, our facings and specials can be made with almost any texture, from coarse veined to smooth. This helps to give the distinctive finish that blends so well with the originals. These processes take time - something to consider at the project planning stage.

Our history

With some 150 different sizes of facing and a range of over 5000 special shapes, including all standard plinths, squints, and copings, our range extends to purpose-made chimney bricks, terracotta, mullions, jambs, floor bricks, pamments, decorative plaques, garden edgings and a full range of rubbing blocks.


We work on large projects for the National Trust, English Heritage, and Historic Royal Palaces, but are just as proud of some of the smaller private work undertaken for individuals. 

Our passion and philosophy stretch through the generations, driving our belief in the conservation and restoration of buildings, whose sustainable future requires understanding, knowledge, and sympathy, in an ever-evolving modern world.

Bulmer bricks are to be found in many historic buildings which include: 

Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, St James Palace, The Tower of London, Old Hall Lincolns Inn, Layer Marney Towers, Tattershalls, Cannons Ashby, Packwood House, Blickling Hall, Oxborough Hall, Hill Hall, Giffords Hall, Chesterton Gateway, Castle Bromwich Hall, Helmingham Hall, St Oysths Priory, Melford Hall.