Friday, 26 January 2018
In ancient times, as the fierce Roman Legions slowly conquered the west, they discovered that one of the keys to their successful conquering and ruling of far off lands was a system of rapid transport for their chariots and wagons. To provide for this, they constructed what was known as the Appian ...Read More...
Posted on 01/26/2018 8:29 AM by Scott Frame
Tuesday, 01 November 2016
Last week we had a visit from Patrick Lemmon, a master mason with Orthodox Masonry. Orthodox Masonry is a design/build firm specializing in structural masonry and timber frame construction. We were very impressed by the fact that these guys build structural brick walls. This is the way brick buildings ...Read More...
Posted on 11/01/2016 7:50 AM by Templin Frame
Thursday, 17 March 2016
I decided to replace the ugly concrete fire pit that the previous owners had installed in the backyard with an Old Carolina® Brick handmade brick fire pit. The concrete one had been glued together so it took a little while to dismantle. After leveling the circle where the brick would go, ...Read More...
Posted on 03/17/2016 1:14 PM by Templin Frame
Tuesday, 08 March 2016
The original 1958 designed house was very high end for its time, but the kitchen was very small with old wood-grain cabinets, hard to pull drawers, and Formica counter tops. There was a dividing wall between the kitchen and the breakfast room, which was seldom used, even though it had a full length ...Read More...
Posted on 03/08/2016 8:48 AM by Scott Frame
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Old Carolina Handmade Brick Architectural and Sales Presentation 1. What is a Handmade Brick? This photo shows the oldest known handmade brick from a pre-pottery Neolithic house at Jericho around 8000 BC. Handmade brick have been made for centuries, and have the durability to last ...Read More...
Posted on 09/16/2015 10:08 AM by David Frame
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Tuesday, 09 December 2014
We have always made our 4" x 8" pavers as shapes, which is a very expensive and labor intensive process. To enable us to make them much more efficiently, we now utilize an entire set of 50 wooden molds, 8 brick each, to fit into our mould handling machine and genuine handmade brick production system. ...Read More...
Posted on 12/09/2014 10:46 AM by Scott Frame
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
I was in the old Bob Timberlake Gallery in uptown Lexington to buy a print for my father for Christmas. Bob mentioned that he was going to build a gallery that would communicate warmth and nature and he said he had a piece of land picked out, and asked if I would meet with him and his architect on the ...Read More...
Posted on 11/19/2014 9:11 AM by Art Burkhart
Tuesday, 09 September 2014
The driving force behind the success of Old Carolina® Brick Company was Dudley P. Frame. He graduated with a degree in Ceramic Engineering from Ohio State University in 1942, went to work for Harrop Kiln Services, and joined the Army Corps of Engineers at the outbreak of WWII and saw action through ...Read More...
Posted on 09/09/2014 2:58 PM by David Frame