Building a Brick Wall – A Guide to Brickwork Gauge

Building a Brick Wall – A Guide to Brickwork Gauge

What is Brickwork Gauging? When constructing  any building using brickwork, the term Brickwork Gauge will become so very important. Most bricks today are manufactured to a standard size of 215 x 100mm x 65mm, 65mm being the depth. You should always have a bed...
Types of Brickwork Pointing

Types of Brickwork Pointing

Types of brickwork pointing in either new or old walls is very important, not only does it make your brickwork look good, but it adds resistance to weather, which will greatly add to the brickworks longevity. There are quite a few tools employed by bricklayers to...
Flemish Bond Brickwork

Flemish Bond Brickwork

The introduction of Flemish Bond Brickwork 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 This is were alternate bricks are placed as header and...
English Bond Brickwork

English Bond Brickwork

English Bond brickwork is were the bricks are laid in alternate layers of headers and stretchers. this bond is mainly used today as a decorative bond, often used in garden landscaping for screen walls. The traditional way of laying the courses is often changed to have...

What Is Brickwork Co-ordination

Brickwork Co-Ordination is a term architects use when producing drawings or you are doing the drawings yourself, you should always keep in mind of the dimensions of the bricks and the openings you are proposing to introduce into your building. Great care should be...
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