6th Edition

Brickwork for Apprentices

By J.C. Hodge, Malcolm Thorpe Copyright 2021
    364 Pages 567 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    364 Pages 567 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Expanded and edited by Malcolm Thorpe, a former CITB Advisor, this latest edition incorporates all the latest industry-based requirements and technical developments in the construction industry. A new feature is the e-resource facility that includes multiple choice questions and answers, short oral questions and answers, and practical competency checks with marking schemes. These are all matched to current programmes, providing students with essential practice and revision for exam preparation.

    A classic text, Brickwork for Apprentices has been the established reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers. Continuously in print since 1944, John Hodge’s classic text has now been revised in its sixth edition and brought fully in line with the latest Building Regulations and requirements for City & Guilds courses. This is an essential text for qualified bricklayers and other professionals working in construction, as well as students new to the industry and wishing to embark on a career in bricklaying.

    Chapter 1: Craft training

    Chapter 2: Materials

    Chapter 3: Tools

    Chapter 4: Bonding of brickwork

    Chapter 5: Bonding of blockwork

    Chapter 6: Bonding details

    Chapter 7: Foundations

    Chapter 8: Craft operations

    Chapter 9: Bridging openings

    Chapter 10: Cavity walling and brick cladding

    Chapter 11: Damp prevention

    Chapter 12: Chimneys, flues and fireplace construction

    Chapter 13: External works

    Chapter 14: Special shaped bricks

    Chapter 15: Joint finishings

    Chapter 16: Calculations

    Chapter 17: Multiple choice questions

    Appendix: Answers


    The late J. C. Hodge was a Senior Lecturer at Metropolitan University, London, and Life Member and former President of the Guild of Bricklayers.

    Malcolm Thorpe is a Life Member of the Guild of Bricklayers and former Head of Construction at West Nottinghamshire College, UK. He has acted as a CITB adviser and was involved in the draughting of bricklaying programmes. He was a verifier for CITB and spent several years producing examination material for examining bodies. He also spent over thirty years designing and organising Guild of Bricklayers Local and National bricklaying competitions.