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June 2017 Newsletter – Joe: 75 and not out! Coachhouse bricks and more.

Meet Joe.

Joe’s one of our sales team members, in his 70’s and still giving 100%! Many of our customers will know Joe for his great sense of humour and infectious like-ability. He will always tell you straight, give great advice and make sure you crack a smile. He’ll have a coffee and chat with anyone as if they’re a long time friend, whether it’s a potential customer or not, he’s just got that kind of warm personality and genuine interest in people.
We sat down with Joe to ask him a few questions about how he keeps his youthful energy and manages to still be 75 and not out! You can watch the video below or read the transcript of our conversation.

Transcript:
‘A Chat With Joe’
Introduce yourself!
J: I’m Joe Coleiro and I’ve worked at Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers approximately 11 years.
How do you stay so young and active?
J: I’ll be 75 in May and I think passion comes within you. I enjoy people. I enjoy talking to people and trying to help people.
Has anything changed in the industry since you started?
J: One of the things in the industry that’s changed since I’ve been in it is the way they manufacture bricks nowadays. Most other companies just don’t do what we do. For example sort bricks by hand so that we make sure the product is 100%. We don’t just get them out of the kiln, wrap them up and send them out.
In order to move forward you have to be innovative. An example of that is that we are now trying to produce what we call a ‘slither’ (ultra slim face-only brick), so that they can be stick on or tilted up to a building.
What was your first project?
J: I think the first project I did was with Con Bastiras (Architect), he built a house with our coachhouse which was at Hyde Park. He’s used us a couple of times and since then it took off. That sort of brick (Coachhouse) is unique, and this is why it’s so popular.
Any advice for people building?
J: The advice I would give to people if they’re building -and I will be building very shortly as well- is to do their homework and see exactly what they really want. As far as colours and type of products. For these sort of items they should really ‘take stock’ and what they choose is gonna stay with them for the rest of their lives pretty well. So you’ve got to be very careful with what you do, whether it’s internal in the building or external.
Any final ‘words of wisdom’?
J: The only advice is to make sure you listen, that’s the advice I give to everybody. Whether you’re producing or selling. You gotta make sure you listen to what people are saying so then you produce what people want. And it’s come to bare too with Melbourne now. We send a lot of bricks to Melbourne and it’s coachhouse. That has taken off very well in Melbourne as well. So it shows that particular brick will never go out of fashion.
Thanks for the chat Joe and congrats on the milestone of 75 and not out! We hope you stay with us for a few more!!

 

Project of the month.

This month we’ve chosen a project using the brick Joe spoke about a lot: Coachhouse. It’s one of our darker colours and lends itself to a lot of modern architectural designs.
Given it’s unique, stylish chocolate, charcoal and brown tones it’s no wonder it’s so popular. Below are a few photos from projects using the coachhouse brick.
The below photos were sent to us by one of our distributors in Victoria: Hume Bricks and Pavers.
Their website – humebrickspavers.com.au

Have you got photos of a project you completed using our products? Send your photos to us! We’d love to feature them.
Email to: sales@littlehamptonbrick.com.au

 

Welcome!

Welcome to our new account customers: Adamo Building Concepts Pty Ltd,
Specialized Homes, Washington Constructions Pty Ltd, Niche Homes, The Relaxed Garden.

 

Thanks for reading our June 2017 newsletter and supporting Australian manufacturing and Australian business.
We look forward to speaking with you! Our phone number is 08 8391 1855 or you can email us at: sales@littlehamptonbrick.com.au or visit our showroom. More details can be found on our contact us page.

April 2017 Newsletter – Exciting Projects, Easter and more!

Top Story

st josephs school pt lincoln

St Josephs School in Port Lincoln gets a stunning re-vamp!

 

The coastal town of Port Lincoln, South Australia; reputed to have the most millionaires per-capita, was once in the running to be the state’s capital (beaten by Adelaide of course) and also claims to be the ‘seafood capital of Australia’ now has one more thing to be proud of… A stunning renovation and extension of St Joseph’s day and boarding school!

 st josephs pt lincoln littlehampton bricks and pavers 

This amazing renovation was recently completed by Kym Clark Constructions of Port Lincoln using our quality bricks and pavers.
The extension adds six buildings. The goal was to incorporate the heritage style past and the new into one project. To achieve this, three different colours of our brick range were chosen:
Coachhouse, Sienna and Tusacany.
With modern looks and Earthy tones, the use of these styles perfectly blends the old with the new and creates something stunning, functional and perfectly suited to the surroundings.
We think Kym Clark Constructions did a fantastic job of the project and St Josephs should be applauded for their efforts to use quality, locally produced products and businesses.
Have a look through some photos of the project…

EASTER!

littlehampton bricks and pavers easter 2017 opening hours

Our opening hours during the easter weekend are as follows:
Good Friday April 14thCLOSED
Saturday April 15thOPEN 9AM to 1PM
Easter Sunday April 16thCLOSED
Easter Monday April 17thCLOSED
On behalf of the Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers team we wish you and your family a happy, safe and fun Easter weekend!

 

Product of the month

Coachhouse Brick modern home
Coachhouse Brick modern home

COACHHOUSE

As featured in our top story, coachhouse is also our product of the month!
One of our darker bricks, coachhouse is currently very popular with architects, home-owners and builders alike. Described as a rich, blended brick with natural textures the chocolate colours of coachhouse create a modern look which also doesn’t look out of place surrounded by more traditional styles.

 

New Account Customers

A big welcome to our newest account customers:
 
M & G Mcpherson Builders
Niche Homes
Lloyd Building Solutions
Brooketom Pty Ltd
TGB Homes Pty Ltd
Ginpeg Excavation and Drainage Pty Ltd
Australian Classic Homes
A 2 Z Homes Pty Ltd
Beechwood Developments Pty Ltd
Mascione Constructions Pty Ltd
Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to working with you for many years to come!