Brick and Block Walls.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The majority of the walls of small buildings in this country are built of brick or block. The external walls of heated buildings, such as houses, are built as a cavity wall with an outer leaf of brick, a cavity and an inner leaf of concrete blocks. Internal walls and partitions are built, in the main, of concrete blocks.

The word brick is used to describe a small block of burned clay of such size that it can be conveniently held in one hand and is slightly longer than twice its width. Blocks made from sand and lime or concrete are manufactured in clay brick size and these are also called bricks. The great majority of bricks in use today are of clay.

The standard brick is 215 x 102.5 x 65 mm, as illustrated in Fig. 45, which with a 10mm mortar joint becomes 225 x 112.5 x 75mm. 

Fig. 45 Standard brick.

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