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Brickwork and paving : for house and garden by Michael Hammett

By Michael Hammett

Brickwork & Paving for residence and Garden is a entire advisor to clay bricks and mortars, their actual and aesthetic homes, and their use in quite a lot of development initiatives. a transparent, available textual content, supported by way of colour images and diagrams in addition to an in depth word list, presents functional guideline in making a choice on, utilizing, and benefiting from those sturdy, hugely flexible construction fabrics. Written for the home made fanatic and for these wishing to specify brickwork or to ascertain that it truly is being performed competently by way of expert developers, this booklet is a phenomenal resource of knowledge. Michael Hammet is a retired architect; he at the moment lectures to architects, engineers, surveyors, and construction contractors.

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Multi-coloured stock bricks. RECLAIMED BRICKS Brickwork often develops an attractive appearance as a result of years of weathering and this attracts some people to the use of reclaimed bricks. There is a ready market for them, but they are less widely available and more expensive than new bricks. Reclaimed bricks may be justified on aesthetic grounds, but they must be technically appropriate for the work proposed, and frost resistance is a very important consideration. Many dealers supply reclaimed bricks graded by quality of appearance, but they cannot always guarantee durability.

Any clean container can be used to measure each material consistently. A bucket is convenient for small quantities. A larger bin can be used if it can be tipped out easily when full. Measuring by shovelfuls is not accurate enough. Retarded ready-to-use mortar delivered to site in sealed bins. A regular-size tilt-drum mixer. Mix only enough mortar that can be used within two hours. After two hours it will begin to set and must be discarded. Within this period, if workability of the mortar is reduced because of loss of water by evaporation, clean water can be added to restore its condition.

G. housing, health, education and police buildings, but they never became very popular. In the main this was for aesthetic reasons, although they were also more expensive than bricks of normal standard size. Bricks are also made of sizes other than those of standard metric or metric modular dimensions. g. 50mm high bricks that (with 10mm joints) rise five courses to 300mm. They are sometimes referred to as Tudor bricks, as they are very similar in size to English bricks of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

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