By The Brick Development Association

The BDA advisor to winning Brickwork is the definitive sensible consultant to acquiring winning ends up in brickwork building. Written via a crew of specialists from the Brick improvement organization, the consultant crew in for brickwork development, this best-selling textual content has now been introduced absolutely based on the most recent British and eu criteria, together with the necessities of the recent eu common for Bricks EN771-1, to make sure readers are receiving the main up to date and exact info on hand within the field.Based on genuine instructing perform, the publication is very illustrated all through to extend accessibility of the textual content for the reader in its exploration of the sensible features of brickwork. it's also an in depth thesaurus of brickwork phrases for ease of reference. The 3rd variation comprises new fabric detailing fresh techniques in brickwork, within the parts of parts, structures and methods, along with the improvement of thin-joint options for either brickwork and blockwork.Students following NVQs and building Awards in Trowel Occupations (bricklaying course, at starting place, Intermediate and complex point) from CITB, will locate this ebook to be a useful resource of knowledge with a purpose to accompany them all through their experiences. The textual content has extra relevance to BTEC nationwide and better Nationals in development, in addition to GNVQ Intermediate and AVCE development and equipped surroundings classes. development pros concerned about the layout, detailing and specification of brickwork also will locate The BDA consultant to be an important reference. * up-to-date all through according to the recent ecu normal for Bricks EN 771-1* Written by means of a workforce of specialists from the Brick improvement organization (BDA) - the consultant staff in for brickwork development* hugely illustrated to teach key brickwork ideas in perform

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55. A typical low absorption brick with a low suction rate, especially when wet. Textured bricks Dragwire and other textured brick faces tend to pick up mortar more readily than smooth faces during bricklaying. To reduce this risk, remove the ‘squeeze’ of excess mortar in smaller amounts by two or three horizontal passes of the trowel as the brick is squeezed down, rather than a single pass which tends to pile mortar on the face. OTHER TECHNIQUES Good trowel technique alone is not enough. 7 ‘Rain resistance of cavity walls’).

KEY POINTS ■ Keep mortar workable but reduce mixing water as much as possible. ■ Use well-graded building sand. ■ Do not spread bedding mortar too thickly. ■ Remove surplus mortar from face with horizontal cutting action of trowel. ■ Apply cross-joint mortar carefully to end of bricks. ■ Do not tap bricks unnecessarily – press them down to the line. ■ Although bricks may have to be wetted in hot dry weather do not lay bricks that are saturated. FINISHING MORTAR JOINTS bricklaying proceeds. ‘Pointing’ of mortar joints that were raked out on the day the brickwork was built is not now common.

32). x. 30. A typical corner block. a approx. 31. Using corner blocks. 32. Checking the general alignment of corners The bricklayers should check that the quoin courses ‘follow the line’ each time it is raised. 34). When eyeing down they should be able ‘to just see the light’ between the brick and the line. Some bricklayers think of the gap as the thickness of a trowel. The arris should never touch the line. The bottom arris should align with the wall face below. When eyeing across the line the top of the brick should not project above the line.

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