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.
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.
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