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By Michael Hammett

Brickwork & Paving for residence and Garden is a accomplished advisor to clay bricks and mortars, their actual and aesthetic houses, and their use in a variety of construction initiatives. a transparent, obtainable textual content, supported by way of colour photographs and diagrams in addition to an intensive thesaurus, presents sensible guide in identifying, utilizing, and profiting from those sturdy, hugely flexible construction fabrics. Written for the homemade fanatic and for these wishing to specify brickwork or to ascertain that it's being performed adequately by way of expert developers, this ebook is an exceptional resource of knowledge. Michael Hammet is a retired architect; he at the moment lectures to architects, engineers, surveyors, and development contractors.

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BS 4721 covers the specification of ready-mixed building mortars, including lime/sand ‘ready mix’ and retarded ‘ready-to-use’ mortars. Dry Pre-Packed Cementitious Mortar Mixes For small jobs and minor repairs, dry pre-packed mortar mixes conforming to BS 5838:Pt 2 are available in two types. A general purpose mix for laying brick and blocks and pointing is available in 25kg bags and a higher strength, more durable mix for use where there is exposure to severe wetting and frost is available in 25kg, 10kg and 5kg bags.

The clay is consistent, but minor differences in temperature and oxygen supply at the surfaces of each brick has affected the coloration – sometimes quite dramatically. As the bricks are taken out of the kiln they are sorted by colour into several groups that are marketed as different varieties. Blue and red engineering bricks. BASIC TERMINOLOGY As might be expected from a technology hundreds of years old there are many terms to describe different types of bricks. Some are described in the Glossary.

In bricks with low soluble salt content (categories L and S2), the quantities are considered insufficient to constitute a risk to the mortar. In BS 3921, frost resistance and soluble salt content of bricks for external use are combined and expressed as a durability designation: FL, FN, ML or MN. Sulfate attack of mortar joints. Compressive Strength Clay bricks are load-bearing materials and come in a various strengths from about 7 to over 200N/mm2. In order to design economically, structural engineers need to know the particular strengths of the bricks and mortars they use so that they can calculate brickwork strength.

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