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This book teaches brickworking from "A-Z"...for novices to experienced pros. Whether you're a homeowner wanting to do your own repairs, a trade apprentice seeking to sharpen your skills, or a veteran craftsman or contractor with years of experience, you'll turn to this complete guide to bricklaying again and again. There is no more comprehensive or up-to-date reference available on the subject.Written by a pro with over 25 years in the field, "Bricklaying" features: over 560 technical drawings and diagrams illustrating technique and clear text that guides you every step of the way; skill-building projects with start-to-finish instructions; electricity and plumbing integration in brick construction; solutions and preventive methods for high-wind concerns in cavity brickwork; a table for calculating how many bricks are needed for a job; brick design for handicapped; engineering properties; essential topics such as damp-proofing, repairing and cracking mortar, window and door cutting, cleaning brick, and much more. This is an insider's guide to every facet of the world of brickwork.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 182.88 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 563 illustrations, 20 tables
  • 0071392394
  • 9780071392396
  • 92,104

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BRICKWORKING FROM "A-Z" . . .FOR NOVICES TO EXPERIENCED PROS

Whether you're a homeowner wanting to do your own repairs, a trade apprentice seeking to sharpen your skills, or a veteran craftsman or contractor with years of experience, you'll turn to this complete guide to bricklaying again and again. There is no more comprehensive or up-to-date reference available on the subject.

Written by a pro with over 25 years in the field, Bricklaying features:


* Over 560 technical drawings and diagrams illustrating technique and clear text that guides you every step of the way
* Skill-building projects with start-to-finish instructions
* Electricity and plumbing integration in brick construction
* Solutions and preventive methods for high-wind concerns in cavity brickwork
* Table for calculating how many bricks are needed for a job
* Brick design for handicapped
* Engineering properties
* Essential topics such as damp-proofing, repairing and carcking mortor, window and door cutting, cleaning brick, and much more

An insider's guide to every facet of the world of brickwork.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments
Part I: Brickwork -- The Basics
Chapter 1: Introduction
Electricity
Bricks
Mortar
Tools
Bond
Cutting Bricks with a Bolster or Saw
Poor Bonding
Chapter 2: Introductory Skills
Holding the Trowel
Knocking Up a Mortar Board
Picking Up Mortar from the Board
Throwing Out a Mortar Bed
Grasping the Brick
Buttering the Perpend
Buttering the Back Perpend
Laying Bricks
Laying Bricks Working Forward
Finding the Bond Vertically
Gauging Brickwork for Length
Gauging Brickwork for Height
Chapter 3: Setting Out the Job
Introduction
Construction Site Set Out
Corners
Internal Corners
Moving up in Stepping Foundations
Working Out Window and Door Heights
Brickwork and Meeting upwith Soffits
Window Heights
Brickwork in Difficult Situations
Gauging Windows in Difficult Positions
Window and Door Sills
Tricks of the Trade
Making Sure Doors are Plumb, Level, and Square
Laying of the Sill (Brick Veneer Sills)
Buttering of Sill Bricks
Gauging Difficult Sills
Justifying a Gauge
Toothing Corners
Bonding Internal Walls
Tingle
Piers
Bonding Engaged Piers with Queen and King Closures
Chapter 4: Scaffolding
Introduction
Using the Brick Elevator
Chapter 5: Cavity Brickwork
Introduction
Construction of a Cavity Brick Base
Laying Cavity Brickwork Structurally
Bond Beams on Cavity Brickwork
Cavity Brickwork--Used to Retain
Using Blocks as Beams Inside
Replacing Cleaning Eyes with Closures
Chapter 6: Full Brickwork
Fitting a Power Meter Box into 8" (200 mm) Brick Wall
Bricking Up to Installed Boxes
Using a Meter Box Bracket
Fitting Plumbing and Electrical into Full Brick Construction
Chapter 7: Miscellaneous Applications
Curved Walls
Squint Corners
Laying Hard Up Underneath Ant Cap From the Outside
Removal of Chipped or Cracked Bricks from Existing Brickwork
Chapter 8: Damp Proof Courses
Introduction
Fitting DPC into Raked Ceilings
Fitting DPC into Single-Skin and Brick Veneer
Fitting DPC over Windows and Doors
Replacing Damp Course in Brickwork
Weep Holes
Chapter 9: Blocklaying
Introduction
Laying the Bed Joint for Blocks
Laying Concrete Blocks
Block Window Sills
Fitting DPC at Floor Height or Below
Setting up Profiles on Clay or Concrete Blockwork
Working from the Inside
Set out Vertical Steel Fittings and Clay Blocks
Fitting of Steel
Fitting Windows
KO Beam over Openings
Window and Door Heads of Clay or Concrete Block
Fitting Steel Door Frames in Concrete or Clay Blockwork
Constructing Block Retaining Walls
Rebating to Allow Wall Drainage
Part II: Advanced Construction
Chapter 10: Introduction to Advanced Construction
Lintel Construction
Arch Supports
Cutting Brickwork on the Rake
Brick Ramp and Adjoining Steps
Brick Miter Box
Miter Corners
Brick Cap for 11 1/4" (350 mm) Piers
Fitting Ant Capping
Working Out a Brick, Block, or Clayblock Gable Without Trusses in Place
Setting Up for Uneven or Sloping Sites Using a Calculator
Chapter 11: Arches
Setting Up
Arch Forms
Chapter 12: Bay Windows
Introduction
External Brick Corners on Bay Windows
Chapter 13: Setting up Profiles
Running Back to a Door Frame in a Veneer Situation
Chapter 14: Suspended Slab
Using Brickwork for Formwork
Chapter 15: Fireplace Construction
Setting Out
Forming the Throat
Smoke Box
Constructing the Flue
Position of the Fireplace in a Dwelling
Fireplace without Splayed Sides Internally
Fitting a Damper
Brick Hearth
Chimney Stack
Woodbox
Two-Story Fireplace Construction
Back-to-Back Fireplace
Fireplace Size
Fireplace Opening
Fireplace Problems--Too Much Smoke
Chapter 16: Repairing and Replacing
Repairing Cracks in Brickwork
Cracking Above Doors and Windows
Soldier Courses
Part III: Brickwork--Special Effects and Projects
Chapter 17: Construction of a Brick Kitchen
Chapter 18: Bars
Chapter 19: Barbeques
Conventional Brick Barbeque--560 bricks
Alternative Barbeque Design
Chapter 20: Construction of a Combined Brick Letterbox and Planterbox
Chapter 21: Honeycomb Brickwork
Chapter 22: Glass Bricks
Chapter 23: Brick Steps
Chapter 24: Using a Trammel
Chapter 25: Bricking in a Round Window
Chapter 26: Bulleye Arch
Chapter 27: Spiral Piers
Chapter 28: Inverted Arch
Chapter 29: Construction of Wood-Fuel Hot-Water System in Brick
Chapter 30: Brick Compost Bin Construction
Chapter 31: Spiral Arch Waterfall
Chapter 32: Mandala (Spiritual Circle)
Part IV: Brickwork--Tips and Tricks
Chapter 33: Finishing Off
Chapter 34: Quoting and Calculating the Number of Bricks in a Construction
Chapter 35: Contracting for a Living
Chapter 36: Employing Staff
Chapter 37: Eliminating Waste of Time
Chapter 38: Cleaning Brick and Blockwork
Timber Stains
Mortar Stains
Vanadium Stain
Acid Burn
Chapter 39: Experiments
Chapter 40: Further Reading
Chapter 41: Calculations
Using Tables for Calculation
Appendix A: Table of Brick Sizes
Appendix B: Brick Gauge
Glossary
Index
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About Peter Cartwright

PETER CARTWRIGHT of Queensland, Australia, completed a two-year apprenticeship program in 1975 that required residential, high-rise, ornamental, arch and church, and commercial construction mastery. He earned the title Apprentice of the Year in 1975 and upon completion of the program began his own business which continues to this day.
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