Brickwork and Paving for House and Garden, Hardback

Brickwork and Paving for House and Garden Hardback



This is a comprehensive guide to clay bricks and mortars, their physical and aesthetic properties, and their use in a wide range of building projects.

The book covers the different types of brick and mortar; recalimed bricks; assessing durability; estimating quantities; and buying materials.

It provides information on basic bricklaying tools and equipment; dimensions and setting out work; buidling straight and curved walls; and building simple arches.

The appearance of brickwork; bonding patterns; free-standing and retaining walls; external walls; thermal insulation in cavity walls; brickwork as cladding to timber-framed buildings; and foundations are also discussed.

Paving is also explored - clay pavers; laying patterns; steps; drainage; flexible sand-bedded paving; and rigid mortar joined paving.

Maintenance and repair is also covered including the repair of various types of damage; remedying water penetration; replacing bricks; repointing mortar; cleaning; tinting; and artificial weathering.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 103 colour photos, 48line drawings
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
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  • Category: Building construction & materials
  • ISBN: 9781861266026



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