Brickwork Checks

Four steps are required to check brickwork as it is being built: Gauge - check the height of the course Level - make sure the course is level Plumb -…

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Building A Simple Garden Wall

The following notes are intended to be sufficient to enable you to tackle simple garden-wall type projects. For your first attempt at laying bricks, it is a good idea either…

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Air Bricks And Air Vents

Most properties with wooden floors on the ground floor will have a void underneath. Air in this void can get stale and humid. Humid air carries a great deal of…

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Striking And Pointing Brickwork

The difference between 'striking' and 'pointing' is that: Striking is finishing the mortar joints between newly laid bricks. Pointing is applying a small amount of mortar into the facejoint between…

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