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Brighton Bungeroosh

Putting up a picture in most parts of the country requires a keen eye & a couple of deft taps with a hammer. It's easy. In Brighton however things are a little different. Casualty departments are full of new arrivals with throbbing thumbs & blue tack is sold by the ton, the reason? Bungeroosh.

Brighton Bungeroosh Brighton Bungeroosh Many of the buildings in Brighton were built with a combination of flint cobbles & brick. This style was locally known as bungeroosh & seems to have been exclusive to the town & surrounding area. It utilised cheap local materials such as flint from the downs, cobbles from the beaches & bits of broken brick. It was quick to construct & with a layer of render on top , the bungeroosh beneath is hidden from view. Beneath the render of many of Brighton's grandest buildings sit flints & cobbles where perhaps one might expect to find a more expensive building material. Bungeroosh however is a style that is not without aesthetic merit, many garden walls in Brighton are built with great care & consideration. The combination of the materials can provide a very interesting colour combination & make a great backdrop for planting.

Local variety

Throughout the town there are many varied & interesting examples of bungeroosh. We at the Flint Wall Company very much enjoy the creative elements of working in this unique & colourful local style.

So next time the nail you are hammering pings off the wall & whacks you in the nose don't curse bungeroosh or those bygone craftsman, instead try to rejoice in their thrifty ingenuity.

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