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

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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!

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

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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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March Newsletter – 30 Club gets a new member + Richmond now open!

February Sale Recap..

Another year, another successful sale!

During February 100’s of bargain hunters managed to snap up our stunning bricks and pavers at never-to-be-repeated prices. Over 100 000 seconds pavers alone made it out the door!

As many of you know, we aren’t one of those businesses that’s ‘always having a sale’! Our sale is once a year and the savings are genuine!

For those of you who missed out, there are still some sale pavers available from just 53 cents each in a few colours! So if you want to grab yourself a last-minute bargain now is the time!

Call 08 8391 1855 during office hours or email sales@littlehamptonbrick.com.au for more details.

The 30 Club

Welcome ‘EDGA’!!

This group is reserved for our amazing team members who have been with Littlehampton Brick Co for 30 years or more! During March we had the honour of congratulating and welcoming our 3rd member to the club; Mr Chris ‘Edga’ Schmeiss!!

Edga with forklift

Edga has been a valued and fantastic member of the Littlehampton Brick Co family and we look forward to keeping him as long as he will let us! These days it’s uncommon to see so many long-term employees at a company (and we have a few more nearing the 20 and 30 club too!) we think it’s a lot to do with the culture here. We’re not just a South Australian business, but a family.

We had a little surprise for Chris too! Watch the video below!

Click the link to watch now!

Open for business!

Our new Adelaide showroom is open!

Littlehampton Clay Bricks and Pavers are proud to announce the opening of our new selection centre on the corner of South road and Richmond road.

littlehampton dispay at richmond

Our range of clay pavers are all displayed outside, (brick displays soon to be placed outside too!) By appointment you can view our range of bricks which are displayed inside and all are welcome to use our selection centre when required.

When the flags are out someone is on site but dont worry our reps are as close as the phone if needed.

Just call Wayne on 0458506019 or Joe on 0459550006 and they can organise a time to meet with you and/or your client.