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BRICKLAYING TECHNIQUES AND DETAILS



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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COLD ROOF JUNCTION DETAIL

This page displays design advice for a Cold Roof Junction Detail at Scale 1:10

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ARCH

This page displays design advice for specific brick arch constructions including Gothic Arch, Tudor Arch, Venetian Arch, Triangular Arch, Bulls-Eye Arch, Horseshoe Arch, Jack Arch, Segmental Arch, Semicircular Arch and Multi-Centered Arch.

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BRICKWORK DIMENSION TABLES

In the production of design and construction drawings in brickwork, the designer must ‘Think Brick’ and minimise cutting by using brick dimensions where possible.

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BRICKWORK DURABILITY

Knowledge and experience of local bricks and building methods is now supplemented by the wider collective experience which has been built up over the years within the brick industry, and forms the basis of the guidance offered in this Design Note.

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RIGID PAVING WITH CLAY PAVERS

For many generations, brick has been a highly prized material for paving. The great variety of suitable bricks produced in this country offers the designer a wide choice of colour and texture, and the small size of unit allows a great diversity of form and variety of bonding patterns.

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FLEXIBLE PAVING WITH CLAY PAVERS

The use of clay pavers, in the flexible form of construction, has now become firmly established, particularly in situations where aesthetic considerations are paramount.

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