JULY 2018 Newsletter: Going round The Bend!?

Going round The Bend!?

Our Pavers being used by an iconic SA brand

By now, many South Aussies have heard about THE BEND Motorsport park at Tailem Bend. It’s a great, ambitious project and a fantastic addition to SA.

Owned by the Peregrine Corporation of ‘On the Run’ fame it’s set to re-define SA as a key Motorsport destination.

Just near the track itself, you will see one of the well known OTR brand petrol stations and convenience stores which also services Dukes’ Highway. Surrounding the store you will see our Mahogany pavers used to add character, warmth and a stunning look to the location.

In total we provided a massive 430M2 of Mahogany pavers for this great project!

Below are a few photos we snapped! (Click to enlarge)



Wayne - Littlehampton Bricks and Pvers Sales Manager

Join us in congratulating Wayne for his long service!

Wayne, one of our superstar business development managers is celebrating the 10-year milestone with us at Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers.

Anyone who has had the opportunity to spend time with Wayne knows he’s a genuine down-to-Earth guy who really cares about his customers and the products. He’s always been a self-motivated ‘go-getter’ and the feedback his customers provide is always very positive. We want to thank Wayne not ony for his 10 years of service but also for being such a good bloke!

If you would like to congratulate Wayne, send him and email to: wayneh@littlehamptonbrick.com.au

From all of us here at Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers: THANK YOU WAYNE!!

Special thanks to a long-time customer – Badem Constructions!

Badem Constructions house
(House Built by Badem Constructions)

We would like to thank Yildirum Bademcigal and the Badem Constructions team for their support over the years. They do great quality work and it’s a pleasure to supply them with bricks and pavers for their projects.

New Account Customers

We would also like to welcome and thank our new account customers:
Delto Bricklaying PTY LTD
Aurau Custom Projects
Unique Urban Built
Elite Building and RenovationsThanks for choosing to support a local SA family owned business, we look forward to working with you for many years to come!

Tell us about your project! If you have a project in mind or one that you have already finished feel free to contact our friendly team! We love seeing photos from our customers’ projects.

Thanks for reading our JULY 2018 Newsletter, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
-Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers Team

2017 Littlehampton Brick Christmas Message

christmas closing dates 2017

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and thanks for your support.

The end of 2017 is approaching!

The team here at Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to you for your support in 2017.

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We had a great 2017 with new team members, memorable projects and saw many stunning jobs from our valued customers who used our products in both traditional and unique ways.

We hope you had a great 2017 too!

Closing Dates

Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers offices will be closed from December 23rd to January 1st inclusive.

Open again for normal trading hours January 2nd.

Thanks for your support and look forward to seeing you in 2018!!

Spring Newsletter 2017 August/September. A design award, a new team member, welcomes and more!

Top Story

A Paving Legend joins the team!
Kim mohor littlehampton bricks and pavers

Enter: Kim Mohor.

Kim is a highly skilled local pavior who has been a champion of Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers’ products for over 15 years. You might remember him from a previous newsletter back in 2014 in which he gave us a video interview on-site. You can check it out here[LINK]

Kim isn’t just an experienced pavior, but a great South Aussie small business owner. This means he brings a wide range of skills to the team including; employing workers, organising excavations, contractors, building retaining walls (brick, sleeper, interlock and stone), stormwater installations, excavator and bobcat operation, working with private builders on a lot of new and important heritage job sites and more!

Kim also does the paving demonstrations for our customers at the yearly February sale and puts together all our displays of our products. It’s safe to say, he’s done it all!

An opportunity arose and we grabbed it! Kim agreed to join our team recently to cover for our yard supervisor Paul Cavuoto who went on a very-well deserved 5 week overseas holiday. After the 5 weeks spent learning the forklift and other operations of the yard, Kim is now learning the intricacies of sales, customer service and our ordering systems.

Kim is an absolute natural at customer service and working together with people to make sure their project is a success. In the last 15 years our customers have only had excellent things to say about Kim and his work, so we know he’ll be great!
Soon Kim is likely going to be going on the road with our fantastic sales agents Wayne and Joe to further his development. The goal is for Kim to learn all aspects of Littlehampton Bricks and become another flexible addition to our great team!
If you want to say hi to Kim or ask some advice about your project feel free to drop into the office or email: sales@littlehamptonbrick.com.au.
Welcome aboard, Kim!

Project of the month

WAX DESIGN wins award for Victor Harbour Main Street using our Pavers!

WAX Design Studio has won the AILA SA Urban Design Landscape Architecture Awardfor their project revitalizing the Victor Harbour Main street. (pictured below)
Victor Harbour Main Street littlehampton bricks and pavers

“The Victor Harbor Main Street Project looks at rejuvenating the precinct with the aim to achieve a number of key objectives in relation to increasing connectivity, improving amenity, providing activation as well as creating pedestrian and vehicular access within a contemporary public realm that reflects the cultural, character and aspirational values of the town.”

AILA SA had this to say about the award:
“This project is the outcome of four years of considered thinking, planning, consultation and design. It has transformed the heart of Victor Harbor into a bold, pedestrian oriented place that skillfully resolves issues identified through careful research and community engagement. The design has encouraged people to return to the town centre and the social and economic benefits are clearly evident.”

For this project they chose to use our Mahogany paversWe wrote about this in a previous newsletter which you can view here [LINK]. They created a subtle striped effect but choosing to batch the natural colour variations of our Mahogany pavers together in blocks of similar colours. It was a very clever way to work and use a natural product to create something you couldn’t achieve with conventional materials.

We would like to congratulate the Wax Design team and the Victor Harbour Council. We thank you for choosing to use locally made products and supporting Australian business. There is no substitute for quality, and the success of this project demonstrates that.

victor harbour main street with littlehampton bricks and pavers 2


WELCOME to our new account customers:

Hai Sam Pty Ltd, Yardstick Landscape Services Pty Ltd, Artesa Pty Ltd, James & Sons Homes Pty Ltd.
Thank you for choosing Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers. We look forward to working with you for many years to come!

Are you currently working on a project using our products? We would love to feature it in our newsletter! Please contact us if you would like to be a part of our next issue.

Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any thoughts regarding this newsletter you can contact us using the various methods on our contact page here.
For sales email: sales@littlehamptonbrick.com.au

For enquiries relating to this newsletter or if you would like to feature your project in our newsletter you can email: marketing@littlehamptonbrick.com.au


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.

‘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 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…


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


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!

December Newsletter – 9 Simple Summer Brick DIY projects

TOP STORY: 9 Simple summer DIY projects using bricks and pavers!

As the weather gets warmer and we all look forward to our holidays and time off, it’s a perfect time to do some of those DIY projects around your home.

There are many creative and fun DIY projects you can do using clay bricks and pavers. They range from very simple like herb spirals to more complex like building your own brick pizza oven.

We’ve pulled together a list of 9 simple brick and paver projects you can get started on today!

1. A stacked-brick fire pit – No mortar or cuts needed, just stacked bricks with an optional gravel base (TIP: you can also use clay seconds pavers for the base)

brick fire pit
Simple Brick Fire Pit


2. Herb Garden Markers – Clay pavers make the perfect material for labelling your garden herbs as they’re environmentally friendly and unaffected by weather!

Herb Garden Brick Markers
Herb Garden Paver Markers


3. Painted Paver Bookends – A very simple DIY project which can be as simple or creative as you like!

DIY Paver Bookends
DIY Paver Bookends


4. Herb Garden Spiral – Clay bricks or pavers are great for an easy-to-assemble herbspiral! Just stack in your desired pattern!

brick or paver herb spiral
brick or paver herb spiral

5. Stacked clay brick bench – Simply stacking clay bricks or pavers and adding a slab or 2 of wood can create a nice garden bench!


6. Stacked brick bird bath – Stacking bricks and pavers makes a perfect base for a birth bath in your garden!

stacked brick bird bath
stacked brick bird bath


7. Paver succulent and candle planters – This project may require some drilling if using pavers but they look great and will last forever!

Brick succulent planters
Brick succulent planters

8. Clay paver garden pathway – revitalise garden paths and unused space by laying clay pavers!

clay paver garden pathway
clay paver garden pathway


9. Clay brick outdoor DIY BBQ – This may require a little more effort than some of the other ideas, but it’s a simple design and looks great! There are also non-mortar, simpler variations.

Clay brick DIY BBQ
Clay brick DIY BBQ


Product of the month: Classic Old Red Sandstock

We would like to pay homage to a great staple item of our range; the classic clay old red sandstock brick. There are few bricks or pavers in history as iconic and timeless as the old red. Seen throughout the world this iconic style is one which has stood the test of time perhaps better than any other. From the England’s high-streets to Red Square in Russia (pictured below), old red looks fantastic.

old red brick building in red squre, moscow
Red Square, Moscow, Russia.


Here’s a few images of projects using our Old Red Sandstock Bricks (click to enlarge):


Welcome and Thanks:

We welcome new account customers:

Pentastar Paving, S & A Bell Pty Ltd, Precision Homes (Australia) Pty Ltd, Space Landscape ConstructionPty Ltd, P.C. Romeo

This newsletter’s thank you goes to: ALL OF YOU!

As this is likely going to be our last major newsletter before Christmas we would like to say a big, warm THANK YOU to all our amazing customers who have helped make 2016 another fantastic year.

We wish you and your families health and happiness over the Christmas Holiday season and look forward to seeing you again in 2017!

Christmas closing dates – Our team will be taking a break over Christmas from 2.00pm Friday the 23rd of December and re-opening Tuesday January 3rd, 2017.

LHB christmas trading hours


October News – Councils making towns beautiful with local products

Councils making towns beautiful using locally made products

Top Story: Victor Harbour main street

Remeber last month when we brought you a preview of the Victor Harbour main street project? Now the pavers are down and looking stunning (even in the rainy weather!) the City of Victor Harbour council are just one of the many local councils backing the quality and look of locally made products and we’re proud to be their paver of choice for this project. Here’s a few pictures of the new main street, laid with Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers Mahogany Range

The ‘striped’ effect you see in the photos below is a combination of specific batch selection and skilled bricklaying. Because all our products are made from natural clay, this allows for minor differences in colour between batches depending on the time of year and clay selection etc. Generally our batches are mixed so that an even amount of lighter and darker shades are spread within an order and when laid, are done so the same way; evenly distributing lights and darks for an overall blended, even colour.

Here the team has done the opposite by purposely choosing to separate the lighter and darker shades and then distributing them in blocks of the same shade when laying, creating this ‘striped’ effect. We love seeing our pavers used so creatively and it’s a really nice looking effect!

POTM: Siena Bricks

This month our featured product is none other than Siena Bricks. This popular blend is a style icon of its own. With a burnt terracotta finish, it’s place on the colour spectrum is somewhere in the ballpark of a ‘clinker’ but with more orange tones; best described as a burnt terracotta with earthy textures. This brick manages to bridge the gap between traditional and modern while remaining neutral and timeless. Just have a look at these projects recently completed using Siena bricks.

Welcome and thanks

Welcome to our new account customers: Arcotek design and construct, Technik homes, Mayfield Constructions

Thanks to a long-term supporter: Kim Mohor. Kim has been both a long time supporter and also a proud advocate of our quality locally produced products. He is a truly excellent craftsman and also a great bloke too! Here’s a brief video Kim was kind enough to let us film on-site with him over a year ago

August E-Newsletter: Another big win for Australian Manufacturing

Another Big Win for Australian Manufacturing

Top Story – Disneyland Pavers Revealed!

A huge story from last year was that we had won out over 100’s of other companies from around the globe competing for a prestigious contract to supply pavers to the new Disneyland park and Resort in Shanghai, China. Full story here. The story got a huge amount of press coverage from Local and National news outlets including The Courier, Adelaide Advertiser, Channel 7 and many more.

Now, nearly one full year on, we have finally received the first images of the stunning custom-made pavers inside the park, ready for opening day! Take a look through our image gallery and have a peek!

We think they look amazing and it’s a testament to the efforts of all our staff for striving to pursue opportunities and excellence, day in and day out. A special thanks to Wayne Hunter, our sales manager who secured the contract.

This is not only a victory for Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers, but a victory for Australian Manufacturing and industry as a whole, proving that quality can always win. If you agree, forward this newsletter to help share the message!

Product of the month!

Mahogany Pavers 50mm and 70mm

Our product of the month for August 2016 is our Mahogany pavers, available in 50mm and 70mm. Mahogany is a stunning natural charcoal and brown mix of earthy, dark ,rich tones. Mahogany is one of our most popular colour choices which has been seen in many different and sometimes creative projects. Like this and this

Featured Mahogany Project:
The city of Victor harbor have a 10 Stage upgrade of their main shopping precinct and are using Littlehampton Mahogany in a 50mm and 70mm paver as part of it.

Stage 1 is in progress and is expected to be completed by the end of August. 

The City of Victor Harbor Council together with local Architectural firm Wax Design selected Littlehampton Mahogany pavers for their unique color, quality and durability.

This is just one project from the many councils deciding to support local business and beautify their streets with our locally made, quality products.

Mahogany Pavers:

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Welcome and Thanks

A big, friendly welcome to our new account customers!

TVR Homes, Hai Sam Constuctions, Noble Lanscapes.

This Month’s Thank-you to a long-time customer goes to:

Oakford Homes

Oakford Homes have been a long time Littlehampton Brick Co supporter for over 15 years. They are a great Australian company and the quality of their work speaks for itself.
From all the team at Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers, we say THANKS for your support!

Thanks once again for viewing our newsletter, if you think someone you know may benefit from this information, please forward and share 🙂

July Newsletter: Top Story, Client Welcomes and our July POTM


What if every single brick and paver was inspected by a real person and sorted by hand?

That’s not just a catchy title, it’s what we have always done! We are the only manufacturer in South Australia who inspects and grades all of our products by hand ensuring our valued customers get the absolute highest quality, with the least wastage and no headaches or on-site issues.

Bricks and pavers being sorted by hand

Everyone here is excited about bricks and has a background in the industry. We are passionate about our products and being a part of the industry. Our team are known for problem solving and customer service that is second to none.

For Example:

Samples of each clients' job for records

We have many, many pallets which look like this, covered in what looks like an assortment of different coloured bricks and pavers. However there is a much richer story behind these pallets.

We keep samples of the products we send out complete with customers’ order numbers for over two years to streamline supply matching of job shortages or extensions. This means that you can call us 2 years after purchasing our product and we will be able to instantly find an exact matching colour for you without even having to look at your home or you needing to make the trip to our factory showroom.

We get it right and we genuinely work for the best solutions for our customers and more often exceed client final result expectations in part by inviting customers to the factory to choose the batch reserving it and delivering it to match their time lines.

Our staff are available and trusted to answer questions and provide solutions quickly about the products well after the invoice has been payed.

All our products are delivered on hardwood pallets on which every brick has been hand sorted insuring you get to use what you have paid for. Our ‘wastage %’ is the lowest in the industry. At the end of the job you call us and we collect the pallets for you which leaves your site free of pallets and minimal wasted product saving you money on dumping costs.

If you have any more questions, call us on 08 8391 1855 or email: sales@littlehamptonbrick.com.au


This month we would like to say a big welcome to our newest account customers who include:

Sebahi Homes, City & Country Construction Pty Ltd, Epic Building Group, Hume Bricks & Pavers, Mekong Housing Development Pty Ltd, Jenco Build & Design Pty Ltd, Format Homes and others. Thank you for joining us in our quest for excellence in building and Australian manufacturing.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our long term clients JAC HOMES who have been a great customer and long time supporter of ours for the last 8 years


VENICE: Coachhouse and Siena

What is Venice?

Venice bricks are inspired by the classic timeless designs of European thinner profile bricks. They are 50mm tall instead of the standard 62mm, 70mm or 76mm.

What colours are available?

Venice style bricks are available in Coachhouse and Siena colours

Benefits of Venice?

With the thinner profile of Venice bricks it’s very easy to create a high-end designer feel. You instantly see how unique -yet elegant- it looks and can add a special touch to your dream home.

sienna 50mm coachhouse on designer home

Siena 50mm coachhouse brick on modern home

May Newsletter – ‘Fred’ Retires, Memory Lane and POTM

Welcome to May’s E-Newsletter! In this issue we look at: Fred’s ‘retirement’, A visual trip down memory lane, The Product of the Month; ASH

‘Front-End Fred’ retires

(at least from Littlehampton Brick Co!)

As some of you may know, retirements are very rare here and Littlehampton Brick Co, with many of our employees having clocked up 20+ years! Remember Edga’s 30 years article a couple of months ago?
Our front-end loader (or as we like to call him ‘Front-end Fred’) is one such team member. We can’t remember the exact date Fred ‘started’ but we know it was a long, long time ago! He has served faithfully throughout the years and moved more clay, sand, grit, and other materials than even his manfacturers probably thought possible!

Alas, it’s finally time for Fred to move on.. No, he’s not retiring totally.. Fred is still well-maintained so we will likely be selling Fred in the coming months to go to work in a nice new home! Here’s a few photos we snapped of Fred on his last day;

freds last day

Fred 4 rd-1

As for Fred’s replacement?

A fresh new machine from CAT will be taking on the workload of Fred’s position. Here’s some images of him arriving at the yard fresh and clean (which is unlikely to last with all this clay around the place!)

new digger arrivesnew digger 2 rd-1

A trip down memory lane

Photos from the archives..

There’s over 100 years of history at littlehampton brick co.. And every image tells a different story. Every now and then it’s nice to review how far we’ve come. Enjoy these photos from our archives.

Product of the Month: ASH

Modern Grey from Natural Clay

If you missed our newsletter in 2015 when we officially introduced ASH you can view it here

Ash is the first grey range from Littlehampton Brick Co. More and more architects, designers and home owners are wanting to have modern grey tones, without having to use concrete products. Thats why Ash is proving to be so popular, it’s the modern look, made with 100% natural locally sourced clay –just like all our products!
To find out more about Ash or our other products just contact us here

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