Press Release 11th May 2004

Bricks & Brass

11 MAY 2004

Spring Cleaning

Bricks & Brass, the most comprehensive web site for the period house owner, has had a revamp. With well over 300 pages of information, visited by nearly 30,000 people every month, the site needed some spring cleaning.

We have introduced a new menu system to take the visitor from the first steps of buying a period house, through the 'getting to know' stage when he or she explores the history of the building, to the 'caring' or DIY stage. And we have adopted a new, more elegant design for the pages.

In 'Buying a Period House', we give guidance on what to look for and how to handle surveyors.

The 'Getting to Know Your Period Home' section covers 19th and early 20th century architectural styles such as Gothic, Arts and Crafts, and Edwardian, and explores why houses look as they do, including architecture, brickwork, plaster, fireplaces, paint and wallpaper, furniture and fabrics.

In 'Caring for Your Period Home', visitors can find out how to look after their house; Do It Yourself.

Visitors can find that elusive brick or fireplace in the Directory.

In 'Resources' they can ask a question in our Forum, find books, events and places to visit, and look up terminology in the glossary.

For the journalist, we collect house owners willing to talk to journalists and TV companies who need projects to feature. We also have a massive library of digital photographs of houses, bricks, ridge tiles and other details. These have been used in The Sunday Times, BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine, and elsewhere.


Notes for Editors

In February 2001, Simon Tyrrell-Lewis launched Bricks & Brass to share his enthusiasm for houses built between 1830 and 1914. With over 300 pages of information, Bricks & Brass presents the history of houses in the United Kingdom built in the Victorian and Edwardian periods and later.


Simon Tyrrell-Lewis
Bricks & Brass
2 Aldermary Road


020 8290 1488


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