Can anyone identify this brick type?

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Hi all,

Please see below image of bricks, I have to patch in some damaged bricks and need to source some equivalents, any ideas on the type / name / availability?

House build date circa 1965....

Thanks in advance.......

 
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Yea I did find these from LBC earlier but these looked too pink......you think it will be a reclamation yard visit?
 
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You don't often find LBC bricks in the yards, as they don't clean up too good, and old ones look really tatty.
 
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LBC "Chilterns" are more pinky in colour if you like but they have a more fine dappled appearance. Those in the image deffo have a sandy granular Heather texture.
 
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The clay in LBC's is naturally a pink colour, so as it weathers the face colour changes. The colour does not go through on these bricks.
If you are changing a few bricks scattered around the wall it's more important to get the colour of the mortar right than the brick.
If you look at most walls the bricks vary a fair bit, but the mortar is the same colour.
When a few bricks have been replaced they really stand out if the mortar is really light. If anything a slightly darker colour of mortar stands out less in the wall.
 
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They defo look like LBC Heathers to me. Bear in mind that heathers are normally not one shade - they are normally a mix of three or four. I was asked to report on an extension a while ago that was a different colour to the main house. The owner claimed the builder had used the wrong brick. In fact what had happened was the house owner gave the builder a single brick that was left in the garden by the original builders. The builders matched that brick - an LBC heather - but the extension ended up looking a completely different shade to the original house which was a mix of three shades.
 
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Went to the reclaim yard today no luck....next stop Jewsons and you guys were right they are LBC Heathers, I just had to sort through some to find the lighter ones......Thanks for the pointer everyone.
 
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On the mortar front I have mixed some up before and got it roughly using 4 to 1 : orange builders sand / Portland cement.
 
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