Nicholas Evans' Sussex projects

Craftsman bricklayer Nicholas Evans has spent the last four years creating intricately-detailed brick structures in a private garden in Sussex.

An orangery, cloistered garden court and fruit garden are among the pieces of traditional brickwork that impressed the judges. They praised the overall consistency of build and appreciated that Evans had tackled a wide variety of aesthetic and structural challenges to come up with such "impressive work".

The variety of challenges is bewildering, and what comes through is the obvious link between the design and the construction through the medium of the craftsman


Eddington House, Bishops Sutton, Hampshire
  • A Queen Anne design enhanced by the skill of the bricklayer
    Bricklayer: R J Smith and Company
    Brick: Ibstock Swanage Handmade Light Red Multi with blue glazed headers Thannington Pumping Station, Canterbury
  • A retail development with impressive victorian detailing
    Bricklayer: Keith Day (Western)
    Brick: Ibstock Roughdales Albany Cream Multi Brickstone House, Bedford
  • The building exploits the variety of materials available and demonstrates the range of skills of the craftsmen
    Architect: Jaques Strachan
    Bricklayer: Irving Whitlock
    Brick: Marshalls bricks and Baggeridge pavers