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DESIGN ADVICE

While some of these drawings are based on the Planning Portal Accredited detail scheme, this information must be confirmed by a qualified and competent designer as suitable for the purpose intended before any works are undertaken.



UK Clay Brickmaking Process

The UK Clay Brickmaking Process document has been produced to provide an insight into the various processes and methods employed by UK manufacturers in the creation of clay bricks. Clay bricks have featured as a construction product for thousands of years with evidence of their use dating as far back as the time of the […]

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WINTER 2016

Download Winter 2016   This issue includes: NEWS/FIRST PERSON: New brick projects; winners of the Think Brick Awards 2016; First Person. BRICK AWARDS 2016: All 15 category winners. PROJECTS: Dehullu Architecten, LEVS Architecten, Hawkins Brown, Russell Jones Architects, Keppie Design and Hoskins Architects, Stiff & Trevillion, Child Graddon Lewis, and Peter Barber Architects. PROFILE: The art […]

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2016 REAP PROGRESS REPORT

Welcome to the first REAP Progress Report. It has been a challenging but rewarding journey since our early scoping meetings in 2012, through to the major milestone of our Westminster launch.

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2016 BDA SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Welcome to the 2016 Brick Sustainability Report, which provides a detailed account of how the sector has performed against its collective sustainability strategy and demonstrates the progress we have made since the launch of our first sustainability report in 2001.

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2016 REAP ANIMATION

The animation was produced by Brick Development Association (BDA) and The Concrete Centre to visually explain the Resource Efficiency Action Plans (REAP)

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2015 BDA SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

This document showcases key topics for consideration by the BDA during the next 12 months include the contribution that the sector can make to the circullar economy, the implementation of an industry water strategy and action plan and consideration of how engagement with stakeholders can be improved.

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FIRST CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT TO BE AWARDED ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION (EPD)

Following a Life Cycle Assessment carried out by the BRE for Sustainable Products, the Brick Development Association’s (BDA) generic brick has been awarded an Environmental Product Declaration.

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SUSTAINABILITY KPIs

The brick industry recognises the importance of addressing sustainability impacts over the entire lifecycle of the product, and is one of the first sectors to complete a BRE verified Environmental Product Declaration that meets the requirements of the new standard EN 15804: 2012 Sustainability of Construction Works. Download Sustainability KPI Document 2013

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PLINTH

This page displays design advice for the construction of a projected portion of wall where a plinth is necessary.

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BONDS

This page displays design advice for specific brick bond techniques including Stetcher Bond, Header Bond, English Bond, Flemish Bond, Stack Bond and Monk Bond.

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