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 should be 10mm thick for both the vertical and horizontal.
Shiner or Rowlock Stretcher
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.