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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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SEVERELY EXPOSED BRICKWORK

This page displays design advice to all those in the delivery chain, to help them achieve long lasting results when considering external works such as; freestanding garden and retaining walls and chimneys which should always be considered as very severely exposed to frost attack regardless of geographical location.

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GOOD SITE PRACTICE & WORKMANSHIP

The BDA have produced detailed document on good site practice and workmanship Good Site practice & Workmanship  

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DESIGNING FOR MOVEMENT IN BRICKWORK

The BDA have produced a detailed document on designing for movement joints in brickwork.

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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL BRICKWORK

Fired clay brick is a building material which, although not as common a masonry type as stone, is a significant part of Scotland’s heritage. This guide is intended to provide a second base of knowledge in the repair of a masonry type which is likely to be less familiar to building professionals in Scotland than […]

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RECLAIMED BRICK

The BDA offers the advice in good faith, bricks are durable and therefore sustainable and reuseable. While it is true that bricks have been produced under EN 771-1 in recent years are likely to last for 150 years this may not be true of recycled bricks.

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BRICK’S THERMAL SHIELD PERFORMANCE

Thermal Mass in building design is thoroughly recognised throughout the construction sector, and the benefits will hold, for the UK, even more of an importance in the future with a forecasted warmer climate.

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BDA GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL BRICKWORK

This book is essential reading for anyone involved with brickwork construction and specification. The Guide’s concise information is supported by clearly annotated diagrams, colour pictures and a glossary of terms.

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CREATIVE BRICKWORK (HARD COPY)

A follow-up to The Guide, Creative Brickwork shows the variety of ways that bricks can be used, dealing with both the practical and aesthetic aspects of creating attractive brickwork.

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