There are several types of bonds used in construction
  • English
  • Flemish – Single /Double
  • Stretcher
  • Garden wall – English /Flemish
  • Header
  • Facing
  • Dutch
  • Raking – Herring / Diagonal
  • Zigzag
  • English Cross

All types of brick works ,Bond types and Testing 

Brick Laying for 9" wall
Brick Laying for 9″ wall

Qualities of a good Brick

Free from cracks.

  • A hard ringing sound emitted when two quality bricks are stuck together.
  • Size and shape with straight edges and even surfaces.
  • Well burnt (for hardness)
  • When a brick is dropped to the ground from a height of 3.ft .It should not break.
  • A good brick should not water very quickly. An ordinary brick will often absorb about 1/6th of its own weight of water.

Mortar mix for brickwork

Cement : Sand = 1:5  ( commonly used in Sri Lanka )
1 package of cement bag (50Kg) mixed with 5 gauge box of sand

What is Gauge Box ?

A container in which a batch of concrete, mortar, or plaster is measured and mixed.
Volume of a Gauge box in meter cube = 0.353 meter cube
Gauge Box dimension in construction
Gauge Box dimension in construction
 Cement + Sand Mixing

Offline for Brickwork

Offline for Brickwork
Offline for Brickwork

 

Align Bricks Horizontally using Straight Edge

Align Bricks Horizontally using Straight Edge
Align Bricks Horizontally using Straight Edge

 

Adjust 9″ thickness of wall using Gauge

Adjust 9" thickness of wall using Gauge
Adjust 9″ thickness of wall using Gauge

 

Vertical Align

Align Bricks Vertically Using Plum-bob
Align Bricks Vertically Using Plum-bob

 

Non Shrinkage Chemical mortar using to fill the gap between Brickwall and Beam

cbex 100 with mortar
cbex 100 with mortar
Ratio mixure | cement(50KG) : sand(1 gauge ) : 1 pack of cebex 100 = 1: 1 : 1
Chemical name : Cebex 100
Cebex 100 chemical use for mortar
Cebex 100 chemical use for mortar

 

 

Cebex 100 is an admixture for site batched cementitious grouts where a reduced water/cement ratio and positive expansion is required. Applications include bed grouting, duct grouting, non-shrink infilling and jointing.

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