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Gauged Brick Arches and Bullseyes

Our structural gauged arches are handcrafted with a cut-face or handmade finish. We make them for buildings where traditional construction methods are being used, or supply them as pre-formed arches, which are quicker to install and suitable for new builds.

Using traditional skills and materials we can also create arches for restorations, blending them with existing materials. On Grade 1 & 2 Listed buildings we will exactly match the original.

ARCHES FOR TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION METHODS
Lambs traditional arches are cut and delivered to be jointed on site using a mortar binder: lime putty for 1 to 2 mm jointed arches, and a lime and silver sand mix for joints from 3 mm. The voussoirs (arch units) are carefully numbered to correspond with our full size drawing. These arches are load bearing as proved by the hundreds still working efficiently giving support, if the proportions are right the width can be increased without loss of load bearing capability.

Traditional wet laid arches are an advantage where access is difficult or in conservation where minimal intervention is essential. Expertly laid rubbed and gauged arches with 1 mm joints will give a property immense architectural authority. Technical advice for building traditional arches.
PREFORMED ARCHES FOR MODERN BUILDS
Lambs preformed arches are delivered as a solid arch. They are prepointed with an epoxy mortar to a 3 or 5mm joint. The traditional voussoirs (arch units) are fitted to a bespoke precast reinforced concrete lintel with end bearers. The arch can then bridge openings up to 2,600mm and can be lowered into place by crane or hoist using the lifting eyes. A stainless steel lintel can be used for wider spans. The bricklayer cuts and points the abutment bricks. These arches are ideal for high-speed construction.
ARCH DESIGN
Our arches are all made to specification, and our arch design service includes a site visit, sketch layouts and working CAD drawings.
MATERIALS
We make our brick arches using over-sized blocks that are cut or rubbed to shape. They can have a handmade or cut-face finish. Our TLB Red Rubber arch material is available in three shades of red and is made from fine brick earth that is kiln fired. We also have oversize gault and cream arch material, and can cut other materials into arches on request.
Arches Configurator

Use our configurator to choose a style and start a discussion with one of our designers

1. Select material
Sussex Sandstone
Port Lime
Fine Grade Sandstone
Handmade
Red Rubber
Cut Face
Red Rubber
2. Select Arch Type
3 Course Flat Gauged
4 Course Flat Gauged
3 Course Segmental Gauged
4 Course Segmental Gauged
3 Course Three Centred Gauged
4 Course Three Centred Gauged
3 Course Semi-circular Gauged
4 Course Semi-circular Gauged
3 Course Bullseye Gauged
4 Course Bullseye Gauged
3 Course Gothic Gauged
4 Course Gothic Gauged
3 Course Venetian or Queen Anne Gauged
4 Course Venetian or Queen Anne Gauged
3. Enter Your Measurements
Topspan mm
Clearspan mm
Face mm
Rise mm
Skew
Joints mm
Soffit mm
4. Select construction
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