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Health & Safety Inductions

Health & Safety Inductions are the most important first impression you will get of any construction projects attitude towards your well being. A well-written induction provides you with all the information you will require when you first step into the project. I...

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Building Houses in Flood Risk Areas

With the recent devastating floods we have experience in many areas of the UK, should we still be building houses in flood risk areas. We all know there is  a huge need for new homes in the UK, but do we really need to be building in these areas. Often these...

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Environmentally Friendly Brickwork

Using the words; Environmentally Friendly Brickwork may seem counter intuitive  and i will endeavor to explain. We as consumers are becoming increasingly aware about the manufacture of products used within the construction industry today. One of the biggest products...

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Brickwork Arch Design

  Brickwork Arch Design can be a very complicated area of the visual feeling of your building. There are many types of brickwork arches that are used in the construction of brickwork faced buildings. The introduction of an arch in your building will require many...

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Dental Course Brickwork

Dental Course Brickwork is normally used as a decorative band at certain levels around a building. More commonly at first floor window level or to finish off the angle of a gable end. This type of decorative brickwork is normally projected out from the line of the...

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Brickwork Fireplace Design

Brickwork Fireplace Design can be a very complicated process. We have to take into account the clients preferences and try to embrace the character of the building. Designs can be a very simple fireplace surround with 2 columns and a timber lintel. This approach can...

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Introducing Cuts in Brickwork

Introducing Cuts in Brickwork that are not in the design is never a good thing. When we are talking about bonding of brickwork, we are generally trying to make the perpendicular joints in the centre of the brick below. This is a subject we would refer to as brickwork...

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How To – Install a Block and Beam Floor

Deciding to install a Block and Beam flooring system has many considerations and will be a very important decision. All flooring systems have advantages and disadvantages, Block and Beam ( also known as Bison Beam) has a lot of advantages over solid or timber floors...

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brick and block

3D Brickwork visualisation has the great potential to offer  the ability to view their proposed project in the beautiful world of 3D. Being able to offer this service as part of your design process will help show your client that you are up to date with modern practices.

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Flemish Bond

The introduction of Flemish Bond in the 17th century introduced not just strength, but a great aesthetic look to buildings. This bond was more often used on private buildings.   Flemish Bond is were alternate bricks are placed as header and stretcher in every course.

cuts in wallIntroducing Cuts in Brickwork that are not  designed; is never a good thing. When we are talking about bonding of brickwork,  we are generally trying to make the perpendicular in the centre of the brick below.

Environmentally Friendly Brickwork

Using the words; Environmentally Friendly Brickwork may seem counter intuitive  and i will endeavor to explain. We as consumers are becoming increasingly aware about the manufacture of products used within the construction industry today. One of the biggest products.