Brickwork and Paving for House and Garden

By Michael Hammett
ISBN: 9781861266026
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 103 colour photos, 48 line drawings

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.

Specifying bricks and mortar Different types of brick and mortar; reclaimed bricks; assessing durability; estimating quantities; buying materials. Basic bricklaying Tools and equipment; dimensions and setting out work; building straight and curved walls; building simple arches. Brickwork structures 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; foundations.

Paving Clay pavers; laying patterns; steps; drainage; flexible sand-bedded paving; rigid mortar-jointed paving. Maintenance and repair Repair of various types of damage; remedying water penetration; replacing bricks; repointing mortar; cleaning; tinting; artificial weathering.

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