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FAKE BRICK WALL Hope someone can help!!

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:18 PM

Hello people,

Would anybody be able to help. Ive had a look on the tinternet, but cant find anything helpful - and I thought of here!! Im looking for some 8x4" sheets of " fake" brick wall. We did have some a long while back that had been taken off some flats , but they had been stored badly and got wrecked,

Im in london , so there must be a suppler in the city somewhere.!!
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:33 PM

Vac-form would likely be your best bet - mentioned several times here - search for Vac Form?
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:54 PM

Terralec dot co dot uk do have some "brick" pattern cloth.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:04 PM

How about this
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:12 PM

It depends on how much time you've got, but this sounds like a lot of fun.

As usual ebay comes up with a few options. Although you probably want to ignore the dollshouse ones. ;)
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:27 AM

You can quickly paint 8x4 brick panels using carved sponges to print brick patterns. Start by painting the panel grey and spattering to produce a mortar effect and then overprint using the sponges as stamps, alternating two or three different mixes of paint to vary the colour of the "bricks". Finally distess by ragging.

Dead easy, quick and very effective.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:39 AM

Peter Evans Studios are the vacform experts. if it's three-dimensional, they do it. (perhaps a slight exageration, but...)

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:02 AM

View PostDavidLee, on 17 Mar 2008, 12:27 AM, said:

You can quickly paint 8x4 brick panels using carved sponges to print brick patterns. Dead easy, quick and very effective.


I did this quite a few times with students at college. Three people with a sponge, guide lines to follow - simple! Anybody in the industry could never imagine just how simple to wreck this simple task is with even the best students. Mixing the paint was fun. Applying it in horizontal rows with equal mortar joints was a major problem. Uphill, downhill, tilting, touching, dripping, overlapping, smudged. Despite looking like a wall built by trainee bricklayers with defective spirit level, they looked like walls, just badly built ones!

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:32 PM

I can vouch for Peter Evans Studios. We've had loads of stuff from them in the last few weeks for our main show, including loads of vac form brick. They even managed to deliver next day for us on several ocassions!
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 04:22 PM

We had some, just checked but they have now been re-covered. If it helps, we got brick fabric from B.Brown 08705 340340 it worked well!!
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:20 PM

Hey people - thanks for all your help!

Yes I saw all the sites for the bloody dolls house decor!! that would take a long long time to do!!

Top prize for Peter Evans. Going with them I think,- with the wall - wall paper as a back up. The directors left me with no time - so I hope P.E have sections of vac-form wall in stock and can do 24 hrs delievery. Ok cheers guys. I need to put my LX designers hat on now and start the focus!!

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:36 AM

For a show last year we built a brick wall on stage, though probably not the answer in this particular case.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:41 AM

View Postw/robe, on 18 Mar 2008, 9:36 AM, said:

For a show last year we built a brick wall on stage, though probably not the answer in this particular case.

and certainly not in 24 hours! (admittedly they were learning on the job, but it took them nearly three days.....)

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:14 PM

View PostLXbydesign, on 16 Mar 2008, 10:18 PM, said:

Im looking for some 8x4" sheets of " fake" brick wall. We did have some a long while back that had been taken off some flats , but they had been stored badly and got wrecked,

Sadly, the product you describe, which was hardboard embossed and painted in various realistic patterns, including brick and stone, is no longer available. It used to be stocked by the larger branches of B&Q several years ago; when they were discontinuing it, my drama society was able to obtain the remaining stock of brick effect at the Enfield branch.
It was manufactured by Canfor, a Canadian company. The sole importer, Arnold Laver Timberworld, says that Canfor has gone out of business and they know of no replacement nor any remaining stock countrywide. We are re-using ours very carefully!

It seems we'll all have to resort to the various methods described here in future.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:57 PM

Hello peeps!! - just a results update..

I finally went for backup plan from Paulears wallpaper, as the product from peters Evans certainly was very good - but required painting, and I certainly didnt have time for all that, so

I called up the wallpaper guys who are based in Basildon at 11.30 am this morning and, as luck would have it, they were doing a drop off at Embankment in the afternoon - so went there via paddington (to me!!) and promptly dropped off 4 rolls at 2.30 pm today!

What a result!! - and the wallpaper looks great!! - as great as a brickwall can look anyway!! LOL

And being wallpaper, no, I didnt get messy with wallpaper paste. Simply used clear dancefloor tape to apply them to the revolves. Job done.

Thanks for the suggestions anyway :-) Cheers people.
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