“The traditional local building material in the South East of England.”
Knapped Flints are still produced in the traditional way which involves individually splitting the flints by hand and then finishing to give a flat face which is set facing outwards in the wall. This allows the the glossy black and blue interior to be revealed.
It is often common practice to place a few flints showing the white skins within the mass of the knapped material. These white chalk skins are tough and durable. There are many examples of kidnapped flint walling, hundreds of years old but still looking bright and clean.
Flint is a fabulous material and suitable applications include building new walls and the repair and restoration of existing knapped flint walls.
In addition to the standard stock size, we can also supply whole flints and different quantities to match existing work.