Press Release 14th March 2002

Bricks & Brass

14 MARCH 2002

Bricks & Brass

"We need to reflect where our audience is - and to appeal to advertisers from all parts of the UK," says Simon Tyrrell-Lewis, house enthusiast and founder of the web site 'Bricks & Brass', just renamed from 'The London House'.

Adds Simon: "We have had a huge level of interest over the past year - from people in the USA and all over England and the rest of the UK. They have bought old houses which need some care and affection, they are building new houses and want to add period detail. Or they have an interest in the Victorian and Edwardian eras and want to know how people lived."

Over the coming months, Bricks & Brass will be adding more content to the existing coverage of the Victorian and Edwardian houses, and then beginning to offer help to owners of homes from the 1920s and 1930s.

"Now that more people value the period detail in Victorian and Edwardian houses, they are beginning to appreciate houses from later decades, including the traditional semi-detached house as well as any homes with Art Deco features," said Simon.

Bricks & Brass tells you about the original style of doors, paper and paint, windows, brickwork and roofing. The DIY section has answers to many questions, for example on damp and pointing. Look for products and services in the directory. The site complements magazines with their inspirational pictures, and books with their specialist detail.


Notes for Editors

In February 2001, Simon Tyrrell-Lewis launched Bricks & Brass to share his enthusiasm for London houses built between 1830 and 1914. The site contains over 300 pages of information on what houses looked like originally and how to care for them. The scope of the web site has broadened to cover a wider geographical area, and houses from other periods.


Simon Tyrrell-Lewis
Bricks & Brass
2 Aldermary Road


020 8290 1488


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