As a custom luxury builder, we sometimes have to find solutions to problems that arise on site. These problems usually require thinking outside the box and this photo shows a classic example of that. In the entrance hallway we have feature brickwork laid on its side in a herringbone pattern. This pattern continues on to the external entertainment area – seamless! The problem we encountered was that the bricks specified by the architect were hollows so we couldn’t lay them on their sides or they would just eventually crack! We couldn’t use an alternative brick as we couldn’t find an exact match so we ripped down both faces of each brick installed a concrete screed to raise the level and then laid them! The end result was as intended by the architect and crisis averted. We love to build!