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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.



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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CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

The BDA have produced detailed illustrations on Construction Details. Please feel free to download the document.

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FREESTANDING WALL DETAILS

This page displays design advice for specific freestanding wall constructions including Freestanding wall dimension ratios, Durability of freestanding walls, Mortar and movement joint considerations, Freestanding wall features, Angled freestanding wall structures, Standard brick wall profiles and Curved wall constructions.

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