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Brick masonry and stone masonry are two general types of masonry and are considered the art of construction.    So, what is the difference between brick masonry and stone masonry? Brick masonry and stone masonries differ in size, weight, dressing, laying, difficulty, and of course, in cost....

Tuckpointing is a masonry type that utilizes two contrasting colours—one colour matches the bricks while the other contrasts it.    The contrasting colours help give an impression of extra fine joints between the bricks. It was developed in England in the 18th century to imitate the rubbed...

Masonry restoration is a form of complex masonry restoration work, either in a residential or commercial setting.  This is often done to old buildings, aiming to replace the old building's exterior with new materials, matching the original look of the old building but fresher. Masonry restorations...

Want to make some noticeable home improvements? Then, laying bricks can be one of your stellar options! However, this comes with a price. Bricklaying in the United Kingdom cost £19.50 per hour, depending on the expertise of the bricklayer. But, if you're willing to go DIY,...

A brick retaining wall is one of the best ways to ensure your landscape's soil stays in place aesthetically.    With a brick wall, the overall spectacle of your property will be spruce, tidy and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. This will enhance the curb appeal of...

Choosing bricks for your projects can be overwhelming. This is because there are many different types of bricks that you can choose from today.  So, do we identify the different brick types? There are three primary types of bricks—engineering bricks, facing bricks and common bricks. Each...

  A retaining wall is designed and created to resist the lateral pressure of the soil. It also provides decorative features, enhancing the beauty of your place. Thus, having a retaining wall in your place is highly beneficial for your property. It not only enhances the curb appeal...

As homeowners, we all go through that stage when the colour of our brick home starts fading, and we find ourselves wanting to bring its previous colour and sheen. But, how to do that? You can regain the previous splendour of your place by updating your brick...

Ever been in a situation where you are stuck between demolishing or rebuilding a house? Well, lots of people find themselves in such cases. People often ask, what's the point of knocking down a good house, only to erect a new one in the same spot?...

Degradation is bound to happen as far as building materials are concerned. Even with timeless and ageless building materials like bricks, there comes a time when the visual appeal and structural integrity wear out. Although brick usually looks good with age, it might lose its structural...

To have a home extension is an easy way to add flexibility, space, and style to your house. This way, you won't have to deal with too much construction work.  However, make sure to pick a merchant with a good track record to have the best...

From massive structures to small suburban homes, homeowners have a strong affection for well-built structures that demarcate their gardens. Whether you are in need of creative gardening wall inspiration or you just want to spice up your garden in your spare time, we've got you...

Want to carry out a renovation on your building? Then, making brick a part of your project is a good option. Bricks have this timeless look and feel that makes them right for any construction project. Apart from their visual appeal, bricks are high-performing building materials...

Summer time is a great season to spend some time outdoors. So, make use of your old brick and brick garden bench. But before you do all of that, why don't you make use of that pile of old bricks, and turn it into something special. If...

Construction process involved in erecting a brick wall is very complicated. While professional builders make the job easy, there is a lot of technicality that goes into the building process. In this article, we would take a look at the cost of erecting a garden brick...

The advancement of modern construction practices means people have the option of using concrete blocks or clay bricks. In the last few years, there’s been an ongoing battle between clay bricks and concrete blocks. Before we dive into the differences between both, let's look at...

Renovation, extension and construction are things that come up regularly for homeowners and property owners. It doesn't matter if you are renovating an existing building, or adding new structures to an already existing building, your project will not be successful unless you match your bricks. Bricks...

If you're reading this post, it probably means that you've decided to list the inventory from your brick-and-mortar store on an online brick directory. This is a wise choice as we've discussed before, but let's recap quickly. Listing your bricks in an online directory will help...

Before online business listings became the norm, it was standard procedure to look up contact details for a company in physical directories. Google stepped in and changed the game, making it easier than ever before to find details about a company. However, for customers this...

If you're a homeowner or want to be, you're probably asking yourself what affects your homeowner's insurance premium. Generally, every property will receive a unique premium rate based on the posed potential risks. Every insurance company will have its own rates, too. What Affects A Home Owners Insurance Property? The Chances Of A...

No matter what types of brick we use, the question remains: is this building material too expensive to use in our dream project? Whether you want to build a cement patio or install a new brick wall next to your fireplace, you should always consider...

Using brick walls to build your home is a fantastic idea, and comes with many benefits. Having a brick wall exposed inside your living room or kitchen has come into style for interiors, and there's certainly reason for it. Raw brick looks phenomenal against minimal...

All veteran builders know that concrete has major advantages over other building materials. Concrete walls, for example, have low maintenance costs and are cost-effective to build. There are so many ways we can use concrete, so let's take a look at why you should use...

A toolbox is a necessity for all houses. Maybe your water is leaking from pipes that need a few new screws. Maybe there are some DIY projects that you want to start which require basic tools like a hammer, screwdriver, and duct tape. Regardless of...

Bricks are one of the most popular building materials for a reason: they are low maintenance and resilient against the elements and can remain intact throughout your future life as a homeowner. However, things do happen. Cracks can occur in the joints, and mildew can...

Brick Veneer Vs Solid Brick Masonry   Brick Veneer   Brick veneer is a construction method by which a house is built and supported by wooden or steel frames. The frames are then covered and concealed by a single layer of bricks. The bricks used in this method of construction...

There are different types of bricks used for different types of projects. All bricks are used for a similar purpose and they all carry similar properties, such as durability and low cost of production. The use of each type of brick will depend on the...

Building with bricks comes with many benefits, and if you build right, you can expect your project to last decades. Building a brick wall is a kind of project that looks simple, but requires dedicated preparation to get it right. (Not to mention the necessary...

Eco bricks are plastic bottles that have been tightly packed with plastic and other non-recyclable material. They are being used as upcycled building materials and have revolutionized the way we see sustainable materials, recycling and waste management.   How Are Eco Bricks Made?   There are some fine-line requirements...

Many older homes come with a brick fireplace that hasn’t been used in what may be decades. Fireplaces are an incredible commodity to have in your home and served as a vital tool to heat up homes in the past. If you’re about to remodel...

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...

One of the most sought after building material is brick. Bricks provide a classic home exterior that has a timeless look and substantial visual appeal. On average, a 2000 sq.ft house would require top-quality bricks in the region of $12,000 to $22,000.  Again, brick is a...

Brick Slips, or brick veneers, or brick tiles all mean the same thing. They are small cuts of real brick used to model the same appearance of a standard brick wall. They are used both internally and externally. Brick slips are primarily used for beautification...

When making certain changes to your masonry structure, it is essential that your new addition match your pre-existing masonry. There is no way to sugar coat it, a poor match is a terrible choice. Matching colors have a way to accentuate your work and offer...

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...

The following is an easy to follow guide that will show you how to build a brick wall.  Materials for building a brick wall  Shovel Tape measure  Old board Mercury gauge/spirit level  Bolster  Brick line Stiff brush Club hammer  Brick trowel  Steps To Building A Brick Wall   Start...

It is never too late to learn some casual bricklaying tricks and tips. You never know when you would require the skill to build a wall in your back garden or in front of your house.  Whether you are a handyman or not, the experience and...

Bricks have become a mainstay in the building materials industry. In fact, there are considered one of the oldest materials in the industry. Bricks have been in the business for centuries, and it doesn't look like their usefulness will diminish anytime soon. The reasons why...

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,...

Changing the brick color of your home is something that is common. We all want to change the color for various reasons. But before you go about changing your brick color, it is important you know the cost of the entire process.    How much does it...

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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