At McGoverns, we firmly believe that a house should be a cohesive and harmonious whole, rather than a patchwork of mismatched materials. After all, who wants to live in a home with an extension that sticks out like a sore thumb? That's why we make brick matching a top priority in every project we undertake.

Our confidence in this approach comes from our extensive experience in the building trade, which spans an impressive 74 years. Over this time, we have developed a deep understanding of bricks and their properties, enabling us to expertly match them to any existing structure.

Moreover, we have a few secret weapons up our sleeves - namely, Grant, Paul, and Steve, who we affectionately refer to as our “brick encyclopaedias”.These individuals possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the realm of bricks, which they apply to every project we undertake. With their guidance, we are confident in our ability to deliver a finished product that is both visually stunning and structurally sound.


We at McGovern are proud to have a team of seasoned professionals who have dedicated their careers to the art of brick matching. Our team comprises three experts - Grant, Paul, and Steve - each with a vast knowledge of bricks and a passion for ensuring the perfect match for our clients.

Meet Our Brick Matching Experts

  • Grant, with over 28 years of experience, is a master brick matcher. He has an extraordinary talent for identifying the factory, year of production, and other trivia about bricks. Clients can trust him to provide the perfect match for any brick they present to him.

  • Paul, with 27 years of experience, is no less of an expert. He has an unparalleled knowledge of bricks and can match almost as many as Grant. The competition for the 'best brick match of the day' is fierce in our office, with these two experts vying for the top spot.

  • Steve is our newest addition, having joined us from a national brick supplier. His experience and passion for sustainability make him a valuable asset to our team. Steve has extensive knowledge of embodied carbon, environmental product declarations, and the use of carbon-efficient building materials. He is also a whizz at brick matching.

Our team's knowledge of bricks is truly exceptional. Even if the brick you're looking for is no longer in stock or production, we guarantee a match that is indistinguishable from the original. Trust our experts to provide you with the perfect match for your project.

At McGovern, we take pride in our team of experts, who are passionate about providing our clients with the best brick-matching services. With Grant, Paul, and Steve, we can guarantee an unmatched level of knowledge and expertise in the field of brick matching.


Our team of brick-matching experts is dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients. We understand the importance of finding the perfect match for any brick, even if it is no longer in stock or production. Our professionals possess a wealth of knowledge and are passionate about identifying the origin and year of any brick based on a couple of photos.

Moreover, we offer a brick-matching service that is second to none. We encourage our clients to challenge us and see for themselves the level of expertise our team possesses. With our brick encyclopedias and state-of-the-art extensive resources, we guarantee accurate and reliable results.

Simply send us a few photos of your brick, and we will provide you with all the necessary information, including its origin and year of production. If the brick is out of stock, we will even offer our brick-matching service to ensure a seamless match. 



We cover a wide range of locations within the North East of England, including residential and commercial properties, and more. Whether you're looking to restore a vintage building or need to match bricks for a new construction project within the North East, we have the resources and expertise to get the job done right. 

Check out some of the main locations within the North East we cover below:

Whitley Bay 
South Shields 
North Shields 


If you have a specific brick type you want to emulate but fear it’s not in production anymore, or if you need a simple brick matching service but have been unable to get proper service, get in touch with McGovern today.

We guarantee to provide you with the perfect brick-matching service so you can get the most out of your project with the brickwork of your dreams, no matter how rare or difficult it may be to source.

Simply drop us an email at with pictures of your beloved brick, call us on 0191 469 3004, or fill in an enquiry form today.