Michael Brown, Northcot Brick, to speak at new CPD event
Michael Brown, Managing Director of Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s foremost independent manufacturers of bespoke brick will appear as a guest speaker at the Brick Development Association’s latest CPD event, on Tuesday 6th June 2017 at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester. Michael will present on ways in which the hand-making process can be used to achieve distinct aesthetic and technical qualities.
After leaving Birmingham University with a BSc in Civil Engineering, Michael went to work in the builders merchants industry before joining EH Smith (Builders Merchants) Ltd, where he is now a Board Director. On becoming Managing Director of Northcot Brick in the late 1990s, he set about transforming the company from a little known commodity manufacturer to what is now an award-winning maker of traditional, hand-crafted and bespoke bricks, renowned for their subtle colours and texture.
Michael Brown comments,
“We are proud manufacturers of characterful bricks that provide an individual service to architects and specifiers. The aesthetics of brickwork make for façades of enduring interest, which more than justifies brick’s position as the nation’s favourite building material.”
The company’s genuine bench-moulded bricks are hand-thrown using traditional methods that give each brick a character of its own. Coupled with their ability to achieve an instant maturity that blends in with the old, Michael is well versed in the sensitivities required for restoration work, as well as creating distinction in architecturally advanced projects. Northcot Brick contribute to an impressive resume of award winning projects, which include The Whitworth and Newport Street Gallery. This experience will inform a presentation that complements the programme of workshops that explore modern methods of manufacturing, application, and the understated contribution that clay brick makes to our built environment.
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