Press Release 8th February 2001

Bricks & Brass

08 February 2001

The Bricks & Brass (London House) web site launched has just launched with lots of information for the lover of Victorian and Edwardian houses in London.

Find out about the original style of doors, paper and paint, windows, brickwork and roofing, as well as clues to the look of front and back gardens. If you are troubled by damp or shabby pointing, the DIY section may have answers to your questions. Look for products and services in the directory. The site complements magazines with their inspirational pictures, and books with their specialist detail.

Simon Tyrrell-Lewis, who set up the site, found it difficult to get a clear picture of what his Edwardian house would have looked like, and how it should be maintained. He set about collecting information from a wide range of sources. Contact with other enthusiasts persuaded him to share his knowledge and the web site was the result. "The USA has some good sites but there was nothing for house-owners in the UK.'' explains Simon.

Future plans include a new section on life in 1890. This will cover the clothes, daily routines, meals and activities of a typical London family in the late 19th century. Design details will be added for more areas of London.


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Simon Tyrrell-Lewis
Bricks & Brass
2 Aldermary Road


020 8290 1488


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About Bricks & Brass

Officially launched in February 2001, is an online service for owners and lovers of houses in London built between 1830 and 1914, helping them to find out what they looked like originally, and how to care for them. There are over 200 pages of information.