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When it comes to the successful construction and design of brickwork, one essential factor that cannot be overlooked is the material. The designer must consider the material when setting out both in the elevation and plan.  What setting out does is that it helps to eliminate...

Essential Tips  If you notice the bricks are laid in an unconventional bond, get in touch with a structural engineer  Contact the manufacturer to affirm if the brick specification is ideal for the design  Don't locate hit and miss panels where the public may easily...

What are the benefits of brick slips?  Brick slips are ideal for saving space, and they can be used to give a brand new look to an existing façade. What's more, when you use them for interior purposes, they help you to maximize space. When fixed,...

The English and the Flemish bond are two of the most used and recognized bonds in the industry. Knowing the difference between both will help you make the right decision when carrying out your project    The English bond is recognized as the most popular used brick...

According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, brick buildings are built to last 100 years or more. Obviously that only happens with proper maintenance and normal wear and tear. Routine inspections help identify sources of leaks, damaged mortar and cracks....

Deep reveals and soffits are an increasingly popular design feature that adds an extra depth and dimension to masonry facades. To be able to create these effects the surrounding brickwork bonding is carried over the openings, whilst still maintaining an exposed brick soffits. Underslung soffits are recommended...

Water Struck bricks are made using the same principal process as soft mud. However, the releasing agent is water rather than sand, which gives a unique, traditional-looking finish to it. As the clay sides out of the moulds an unusual surface finish is created, which, after...

Cast stone has been used as a building material for hundreds of years. It is a portland cement-based architectural precast concrete product, made to incorporate high-quality fine and coarse aggregates. The wet cast stone manufacturing process provides the stone with close-grained, smooth dense surfaces, which...

Architectural masonry provides a decorative facing concrete block with design quality and dimensional accuracy. It is a material which can be used as part of the internal or external leaf, providing a clean, maintenance-free solution. Manufactured from a mix of top quality limestone aggregates and...

The first step in producing brick is crushing and grinding the raw materials in a separator and a jaw crusher. Then, the blend of ingredients desired for each particular batch is selected and filtered before being sent on to one of three brick shaping processes—extrusion,...

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