The BDA Guide to Successful Brickwork is the definitive practical guide to obtaining successful results in brickwork construction. Written by a team of experts from the Brick Development Association, the representative group in industry for brickwork construction, this best-selling text has now been brought fully in line with the latest British and European Standards, including the requirements of the new European Standard for Bricks EN771-1, to ensure readers are receiving the most up-to-date and accurate information available in the field.
Based on actual teaching practice, the book is highly illustrated throughout to increase accessibility of the text for the reader in its exploration of the practical aspects of brickwork. It also includes an extensive glossary of brickwork terms for ease of reference. The third edition contains new material detailing recent innovations in brickwork, in the areas of components, systems and techniques, which includes the development of thin-joint techniques for both brickwork and blockwork.
Students following NVQs and Construction Awards in Trowel Occupations (bricklaying route, at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced level) from CITB, will find this book to be an invaluable source of information which will accompany them throughout their studies. The text has additional relevance to BTEC National and Higher Nationals in Construction, as well as GNVQ Intermediate and AVCE Construction and Built Environment courses. Building professionals concerned with the design, detailing and specification of brickwork will also find The BDA Guide to be an essential reference.
Praise for previous editions:
HIGHLY COMMENDED - CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF BUILDING'S LITERARY AWARDS MARCH 2001
"… definitive work on the art and practice of bricklaying."
Building Employers Confederation
"The perfect answer for NVQ reference material … no construction resource room should be without this."
Guild of Bricklayers
Foreword; Training as a bricklayer; Glossary of terms; Preparation and protection: Reference and sample panels, Protection of newly built brickwork, Handling, storage and protection of materials, Estimating quantities of bricks and mortar; Bricklaying techniques: Setting-out facework – stretcher half-bond, Gauge and storey rods
Line, level and plumb, Vertical perpends, Cutting bricks, Keeping brickwork clean, Finishing mortar joints, Pointing and repointing, Bricks of special shapes and sizes; Good practice: Avoiding damage from extremes of temperature, Blending facing bricks on site, External cavity walls, Frog up or frog down?, Manholes and inspection chambers;
Accessories: Mortars, Ties in cavity walls, Damp-proof courses, Insulated cavity walls, Vertical movement joints,
Reinforced and post-tensioned brickwork, Brickwork on metal support systems; Specific constructions: Copings and cappings, Cavity parapet walls, Curved arches, Circular bull’s-eyes, Soldier arches, Decorative brickwork, Curved brickwork, Corbelling, Tumbling-in courses, Fireplace openings, chimney breasts and flues, Chimney stacks for domestic fireplaces; Background topics: Efflorescence and lime staining, Frost attack and frost resistance, Sulfate attack on mortars, Durability of brickwork, Allowing for variations in brick sizes, Appearance, Rain resistance of cavity walls, Reading construction drawings, Bricklaying tools and equipment, Brick manufacture, Blockwork inner leaves, walls and partitions; Innovation: The individual unit 1, Innovation in components, Innovation in prefabrication systems, Innovation in technique, Innovation in construction systems, Index