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Download e-book for kindle: Brickwork and paving : for house and garden by Michael Hammett

By Michael Hammett

ISBN-10: 184797662X

ISBN-13: 9781847976628

Brickwork & Paving for residence and Garden is a entire consultant to clay bricks and mortars, their actual and aesthetic houses, and their use in quite a lot of construction tasks. a transparent, available textual content, supported by way of colour photographs and diagrams in addition to an in depth word list, offers functional guideline in deciding on, utilizing, and profiting from those sturdy, hugely flexible construction fabrics. Written for the selfmade fanatic and for these wishing to specify brickwork or to ascertain that it's being performed effectively by means of expert developers, this booklet is an exceptional resource of data. Michael Hammet is a retired architect; he at present lectures to architects, engineers, surveyors, and development contractors.

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These mortars only require the addition of water and mixing before use. Restricted shelf-life and expense make them uneconomic for extensive use, but they are convenient if only a small quantity of mortar is required. Mixing Mortar The materials for mortar are measured by volume. Any clean container can be used to measure each material consistently. A bucket is convenient for small quantities. A larger bin can be used if it can be tipped out easily when full. Measuring by shovelfuls is not accurate enough.

Most bricks on the market are facing bricks. Handmade stock bricks – the curved crease marks should always ‘smile’ (not ‘frown’). Common Bricks (or Commons) Bricks without any guarantee of consistent surface appearance. g. backing walls, internal brickwork, foundations and brickwork that will be covered with cladding or some other applied finish. Engineering Bricks (or Engineers) Clay bricks that are particularly strong and dense, and conform to specific standard tests to measure their compressive strength and water absorption.

Both types are available from tool hire companies. When mixing by machine, load about three-quarters of the sand, or ready mixed lime:sand, and some water. While mixing, gradually add any lime, plasticizer and the cement, and continue mixing. Load the remainder of the sand, or lime:sand mix, and complete mixing, adding water to obtain the required consistency. Alternatively, add half the water and all of the cement and mix. Add the lime and sand and any plasticizer. Continue mixing, adding water as required.

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