Brick

In it's simplest form a shaped and burnt block of clay.

The Brick Taxes from 1784 to 1850 were at first applied based on the number of bricks used. As you could imagine this lead to bricks being made larger.

The traditional brick is of a size and weight that is easy to handle with one hand.

English Bond

Flemish Bond

Header Bond

Stretcher Bond

Joints

Joints should be 10mm thick for both the vertical and horizontal.

Brick Orientations

Header

Rowlock

Shiner or Rowlock Stretcher

Stretcher

Sailor

Soldier

Soldier

A brick laid on its end, with its narrow face toward the outside of the wall.

Historical Notes
2500 BC Bricks are used for building in the Indus Valley.

See also: Adobe, Bearing Wall, Brick Bolster, Course, Masonry.

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Subjects: Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering