A brick is a type of block used to build walls, pavements and other elements in masonry construction. Properly, the term brick denotes a block composed of dried clay, but is now also used informally to denote other chemically cured construction blocks.
Brick House Extension
Extending your house is a huge task that requires a lot of planning, designing and detail to achieve that perfect addition to your existing home. A huge amount of time, effort and money goes into it, so it’s vital that information around the solutions on offer is readily available for you to digest and support you through the decision-making process. And with the large range of products to choose from, having an understanding of the benefits that specific materials can bring could take your extension to the next level.
Bricks are the ideal material for a house extension, whether you’re looking to create something bespoke and stand-out, or something that seamlessly blends in to the existing aesthetic of your original home. There’s no denying that bricks allow you greater control over your building project; they are flexible in shape; they can be used in multiple ways and come in a range of colours meaning you can achieve a look that best suits your vision. You also have the option to add further attractive detailing that will take the build’s overall aesthetic to the next level. Products that allow you this aesthetic freedom and control should be greatly considered due to their versatility and practical properties. Especially considering that selecting brick can provide an extension that works cohesively with the style of your current home, as opposed to being an addition that could potentially clash with your home’s original aesthetic appeal.
Brick Damp Proofing
A damp-proof course is a barrier, usually formed by a membrane built into the walls of a property, typically 150 mm above ground level, to prevent damp rising through the walls. Historically, damp-proof courses may have been formed using bitumen, slates, lead, pitch, asphalt or low absorption bricks
Brick (Cement) rendering is the application of a premixed layer of sand and cement to brick or mud brick. The cement rendering of brick, concrete and mud houses has been used for centuries to improve the appearance (and sometimes weather resistance) of exterior walls.
Brick Structural Works (structural masonry)
Brickwork is masonry produced by a bricklayer, using bricks and mortar. Typically, rows of bricks called courses are laid on top of one another to build up a structure such as a brick wall. Bricks may be differentiated from blocks by size.
Structural masonry refers to the practice of using masonry, brick or stone, in such mass that it becomes self-supporting. Sufficient stabilization usually begins to occur when a wall reaches 8 inches thick of solid masonry for something small, say, a garden wall.
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