By Michael Hammett
This is a accomplished advisor to clay bricks and mortars, their actual and aesthetic houses, and their use in a variety of construction tasks. transparent, obtainable textual content, supported by means of full-colour illustrations and an intensive thesaurus, presents sensible guideline in making a choice on, utilizing and profiting from those hugely flexible and sturdy development fabrics. Written for either the DIY fanatic and for these wishing to specify brickwork or to examine that it really is being performed competently by means of expert developers, the booklet is a useful resource of knowledge and reference for an individual serious about construction paintings. Covers uncomplicated bricklaying suggestions, instruments and kit, dimensions and starting off, construction immediately and curved partitions and development uncomplicated arches, bonding styles, brickwork as cladding, and foundations. For paving paintings, contains laying styles, steps, drainage, sand bedding and mortar-jointed paving. additionally covers upkeep and service, together with facing water...
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Stock bricks are typically, although not exclusively of high water absorption and of low or modest compressive strength. They often have excellent frost resistance. e. ‘in stock’. Fletton Bricks These are pressed clay bricks made from a unique clay that occurs in the East Midlands of England. It was originally found in the village of Fletton, near Peterborough, in 1881. It contains sufficient fuel to fire the bricks and consequently allows exceptional economy in production and very competitive pricing.
Although regional characteristics are apparent in the brickwork of many older buildings in Britain, the localized pattern of use, already eroded to some extent by the railway and canal transport, was profoundly changed by dramatic developments in road transport in the latter half of the twentieth century. Improvements in roads and the development of a comprehensive motorway network, coupled with the development of large capacity lorries equipped with self-unloading devices allow manufacturers to deliver bricks direct to a building site within hours.
G. brick-on-edge cappings, copings, sills and paving, together with brickwork immediately below that receives water running off them, is likely to become very wet and often saturated. In this state, freezing will cause ice to form within the brickwork and there is the danger of permanent damage if the materials are not frost resistant. A proposed construction should be considered to assess the exposure that the various parts of the structure will be subjected to. A brick should then be chosen on the basis of it being capable of withstanding the ‘worst case’ exposure.