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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Unknown said...

Prestige Brick and Block Ltd is a family run commercial and residential brick and blocks laying company in New Zealand. Specializing in brick and blocks laying work means we work with together with clients and adhere to all required safety measures and ensuring quality work.

Modular Wall said...

Hey!! Thanks for the post. As my house is under construction so I was curious to know about the construction of block walls. Your really help me a lot to understand the complete process for the construction of block wall.

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