Matching bricks for an extension

Is it possible to use bricks in an extension that match your house? Or will they always look a bit different? My house was built in the 1990s, so I'm hoping it's possible to make the extension look seamless.

Asked by Charles on 10th Sep 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Hello charles,in most cases you should be able to match bricks to your house,as it's not that old. The only slight difference is the bricks on your house would be weathered ,and the new bricks would be a slightly brighter shade.
G.T. Building services"
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Yes it is possible to match most bricks as most building companies stock a variety to suit your job"
Answered on 11th Sep 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"It’s possible but it would take time in getting your materials as I would use reclaimed bricks the same as your existing brickwork it’s best to find a good reclaimers yard and normally they got a few pallets that might match useing new bricks will look a bit odd until they are weather Thankyou"
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"Depends on the colour of the brick and the make some bricks may have been in stock for awhile so they might discolour slightly to match your bricks on your house"
Answered on 12th Sep 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"yes all bricks can be diyed to look most used suppiers stock bricks"
Answered on 19th Sep 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
"Very different to match existing, most brick vary in colour due to being made of clay, different makes of cement will affect the mortar colour."
Answered on 11th Sep 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"Best if you match them if you can get the same kind of bricks otherwise find a close match"
Answered on 18th Sep 2022 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
"You should able to from the 1990”s although they will be weathered so will look a bit faded to the same brick or the tree e is a way to weather a brick"
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"Yes they will stand out at first but blend in with weathering"
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Take a photo and go to your local builders merchant they will have a brick library. Just bare in mind the bricks on your house are weathered so the new ones will be slightly lighter in colour."
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"You might mach them up in reclaim yard or you can ask in builder merchants take photos or if you got a spare one take it with you"
Answered on 10th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
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