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By J. C. Hodge

Brickwork for Apprentices has been the proven reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers. constantly in print given that 1944, John Hodge's vintage textual content has now been totally revised in its 5th variation via Malcolm Thorpe - who acted as a CITB consultant and used to be focused on the draughting of the Intermediate development Award syllabus (bricklaying course) - to hide the brickwork craft-related devices of the most recent development Awards and similar Trowel Occupations NVQs from CITB / urban & Guilds at degrees 2 and three. The 5th variation contains prolonged assurance at the fairly new sector of skinny joint structures, to compare the most recent industry-based necessities and technical advancements within the box. content material has been introduced absolutely in response to contemporary adjustments to the construction rules, making sure that this article will stay an important reference for certified bricklayers and different pros operating within the building undefined, in addition to NVQ scholars new to the and wishing to embark on a profession in bricklaying. a brand new function during this version is the inclusion of a number of selection questions behind the booklet, matched to the present NVQ necessities, to supply scholars of the CITB / urban & Guilds Trowel Occupations NVQs with crucial perform and revision for examination instruction. * re-creation absolutely revised through a former CITB consultant, all for the draughting of the ICA syllabus * vintage textual content, consistently in print when you consider that 1944! * a number of selection Questions fit the necessities of present CITB / C&G classes to supply crucial perform for NVQ scholars

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There are two practical methods, using either a half-brick lap or a quarter-brick lap, called half-bond and quarter-bond (Fig. 5). If the lap is greater or smaller than these, then both appearance and strength are affected. If bricks are so placed that no lap occurs, then the cross-joints or perpends are directly over each other (Fig. 6 46 Brickwork for Apprentices termed a ‘straight joint’, being either ‘external’ for those appearing on the face of the wall, or ‘internal’ for those occurring inside the wall, and they should be avoided whenever possible.

Always tie the line-end on to pins before winding on, in case you drop the pin when working on a high scaffold. Club or lump hammer One kilogram size is ideal for use with a bolster for fair cutting and also for cutting away existing brickwork with a cold chisel. These have ash- or hickory-wood handles or steel with a rubber sleeve. Brick hammer Used for rough cutting very hard bricks which would damage a trowel. They have one hammer head and one forged chisel end which can be reground when worn.

Spirit levels These have a dual purpose and are used for checking the horizontal and vertical accuracy of brickwork. For general-purpose use, a bricklayer’s spirit level should be not less than one metre in length, preferably 1200 mm long. Available as girder section hardened aluminium with hand-hold slots, or as a hollow box section enamelled aluminium, or in hardwood. A professional bricklayer never taps or knocks a spirit level when plumbing or levelling brickwork, 600 mm long spirit levels are made for use in restricted places, 200 mm long boat levels are made for plumbing soldier bricks and for decorative brickwork.

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