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Michael Hammett's stories

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  • Theme: bricks, blocks and paversSubscription

    Archive1 September, 2004

    To maintain choice and keep abreast of contemporary preferences, manufacturers regularly launch new varieties of masonry products, particularly new facing bricks and blocks.

  • Bonding with traditionSubscription

    Archive29 November, 2001

    CRAFTSMANSHIP: Michael Hammett meets a young man with the skills and dedication to follow the old ways

  • Pushing the envelopeSubscription

    Archive29 November, 2001

    CLADDING: Our neighbours are having fun with brick. Michael Hammett sees how it all ties up

  • Open wide for warmthSubscription

    Archive29 November, 2001

    SUSTAINABLE BUILDING: Michael Hammett looks at the wide cavities at the innovative BedZED

  • Colour variationSubscription

    Archive16 November, 2000

    Michael Hammett, senior architect, BDA

  • Precast qualitySubscription

    Archive16 November, 2000

    Michael Hammett looks at two schemes which combine speed, consistency and brickwork of exceptional character

  • Wash and brush up on JLESubscription

    Archive1 July, 2000

    Michael Hammett takes a look at the nineteenth-century brickwork put to new use at London Bridge Station