Author: Gabriel Weiner

Once you’ve read through this preparation checklist and feel confident to begin your project, start reading the following steps carefully. It’s vital that you read Preparing To Take Down A Brick Wall first, as there are often regulations imposed by local authorities pertaining to the...

Brick walls are resilient to the harshest of environments, lasting decades inside or outside a structure. They are perfect for house insulation and acoustic treatment, as well as in the garden walls for other functions.   However, because bricks are heavy and laid down on a foundation,...

It’s no secret that bricks are the most sustainable, comfortable, eco-friendly, and desirable material to build a home with. There are a plethora of reasons why you should use bricks to build your home, but when it comes down to choosing between clay and cement...

Cement bricks are far newer to masonry than clay or lime which have been in use for perhaps thousands of years. Cement bricks made their way into popularity due to their simple production process, their cost-effectiveness,    and their efficiency. There are myths about cement bricks...

For centuries, myths about bricks (that aren’t true) have circulated the world of masonry and homeowners alike. The claims are strong and may seem to make sense at first, but once we dig a little deeper into these myths and their origins, we find that...

It’s important to approach the task of any DIY project with mindfulness to avoid any disappointments. It could break your heart - and confidence in your bricklaying skills - to be hours into a project only to discover that you made a mistake in the...

As we’ve mentioned in our previous blog, painting your brick walls will most likely end with tears, regrets, and broken hearts.   We will reiterate the dangers for you: You risk damaging the bricks themselves You risk damaging the external foundation of your home You risk damaging...

Let’s face the music right now: removing paint off of a brick wall is basically impossible – especially if you’re doing it yourself. There, I said it. I’m sorry if it broke your heart, but the truth needs to be spoken.   I know, you’re probably bored...

As discussed in our previous blog, there are two main ways of attaching things to a brick wall, drilling or sticking. Sticking things to a brick wall can prove to be more challenging than sticking thigs to a wooden or tiled wall. For this reason,...

While constructing a house with brick walls comes with a plethora of benefits, many brick homeowners report that brick walls come with a unique challenge: attaching things to them. There are two main methods of attaching something to a brick wall, yet both methods are...

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