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BLENDING:

The term ‘blending’ in bricklaying terms refers to the practice of mixing together of bricks off different pallets whilst the bricks are being laid. Even though you may receive pallets of exactly the same brick type and from the same batch, it is very important that as many pallets as possible are utilised at that the same time. Even bricks on the same pallet may vary ever so slightly. This is not a fault but simply a naturally occurrence due to the fact bricks are a clay based product which is fired at super high tempatures. Even the positioning of the packs in the ovens can determine the colouring of the finished product.

The result of this blending practice being ignored is that you will have ‘banding’ and ‘patches’ becoming evident in the finished wall. This is where sections of walling will have different coloured sections which can be quite prominent in the finished wall.

MORTAR:

This is one of the most over looked aspects of brick laying yet is every bit as important in regards to the end result of any brick and masonry project. The colour of the mortar can make or break the brick you have chosen.

Colouring can be achieved and changed by simply using the colour of the sand, colour of cement and by the use of oxides. Combinations of all three are fine but hard to maintain consistency. The golden rule being the simpler it is, the harder it is to make a mistake. Changes in the colour of mortar are just a noticeable as failure to blend the bricks. Speak with your builder/landscaper/bricklayer as to what the best mix would be for your project.

EXPANSION JOINTS:

All brick and masonry walling is subject to ‘growth’. This is a slight expansion of the brick/block due to the absorption of moisture once it has left the kiln. All construction work with working plans will generally show where the architect or engineer requires these expansion joints to be placed.

MORTAR JOINTS:

The kind of mortar joint you decide upon will have a life-long effect on how the finished work looks. The three main types of joints are:

Flush Joint – This is where the mortar is cut off flush with the face of the brickwork with the trowel. Seen mostly with sandstock bricks and smoothface.

Raked Joint – The mortar is ‘raked’ out using a special tool to a depth of approx. 10mm. This type of joint really highlights the shape of the brick.

Round Iron Joint – The joint is concave finish and is achieved by using a rounded piece of steel. This type of finish seals and smooths the joint. Seen usually in older types of work but is still quite popular.

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Bricks > Commercial Commons - Extruded
Bricks > Commons - Cement
Bricks > Commons - Extruded Standard Size Approx 230x110x76mm
Bricks > Dry-Pressed Bricks
Bricks > Dry-Pressed Faced Bricks
Bricks > Exposure Common
Bricks > Extruded Brick - Schooner
Bricks > Extruded Bricks - Presto
Bricks > Extruded Face Bricks
Bricks > Glazed Bricks
Bricks > Rockface Bricks and Clinkers
Bricks > Sandstock Bricks
Bricks > Smooth Face - Extruded Face Bricks
Bricks > Split Faced Bricks
Bricks > Splits - 50mm
Bricks > Texture - Extruded
Commercial Commons - Extruded
SCHOONER

COMMERCIAL – APPROX. 230 X 110 X 119MM. SUIT RENDER/BAGGING. LOAD BEARING. FRL UNRENDERED 90/90/90.

ULTRA SCHOONER

COMMERCIAL – APPROX. 230 X 110 X 119MM. SUIT RENDER/BAGGING. HIGH STRENGTH LOAD BEARING. FRL UNRENDERED 90/90/90.

ULTRA BARRIER 76

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Commons - Cement

These can be used for all commercial and domestic use. They are EXPOSURE GRADE and hence are a viable option for rendering where exposure grade bricks are specified.

The following sizes are available:

LITEC COMMON 230 X 110 X 76 110MM DENSE SCHOOONER 230 X 110 X 119MM 110MM DENSE ... More>>


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Commons - Extruded Standard Size Approx 230x110x76mm
SUPER COMMONS

SUITABLE FOR GENERAL PURPOSE WORK

SUPER LIGHTS

LIGHT WEIGHT GP BRICK

SMOOTH FACE

IDEAL FOR PAINTING

SCRATCHCOAT

PURPOSE MADE RENDER BRICK

UNIVERSAL COMMONS

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Dry-Pressed Bricks

Dry-pressed bricks are still made in very much the same way as they were being made last century. They are a solid brick and double faced. These bricks really do have a timeless character about them. This is the type of brick you will most likely look at using if you are doing extensions or al ... More>>


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Dry-Pressed Faced Bricks

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Exposure Common

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Extruded Brick - Schooner

Available in a very limited number of bricks. These bricks are physically one and ½ bricks high. The dimensions of these bricks are 230mm x 110mm x 119mm. Approx. 37 bricks per m2.

Currently available but not limited to are the following bricks by name. Please check availability.

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Extruded Bricks - Presto

These are also available in a very limited number of styles. They are physically a double size brick with the dimensions of 230mm x 110mm x 172mm. Approx. 26 per m2.

Currently available but not limited to are the following bricks by name. Please check availability.

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Extruded Face Bricks

These bricks are the most common bricks used in all construction work. They come in a large variety of face finishes derived through how they are manufactured.

Wire Cut – These bricks have straight edges with a slightly rough texture on the face.

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Glazed Bricks

These bricks are relatively new to the market place. The difference being that they are manufactured with tile quality clay and have the coloured enamel finished baked on. They are the same size as a standard brick, being approx. 230mm x 110mm x 76mm.

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Rockface Bricks and Clinkers

Rockface bricks are made by splitting the edges off the top and bottom of the face of the brick.

Clinkers are usually the bricks off the bottom of the kiln and are burnt and extremely hard. They can be used to achieve that true colonial look. Standard size of bricks approx. 230mm x 110mm ... More>>


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Sandstock Bricks

Popular colonial style ‘thrown’ brick for that classical Australian look. No matter if your house is contempory, ultra-modern or traditional, the range of rich earthy colours can be delight to behold. All bricks of this type are double faced and hence each and every brick in individual in its a ... More>>


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Smooth Face - Extruded Face Bricks

These extruded face bricks have a crisp, squared edge and a very consistent colour and texture. They were very popular just a few years ago and still remain well used by architects and the like.

Careful selection of mortar colour and type can add to the impact of these bricks in any situat ... More>>


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Split Faced Bricks

Made by splitting the face off dry-pressed bricks. These bricks are not a stock item and made to order. Standard size approx. 230mm x 110mm x 76mm.

Currently available but not limited to are the following bricks by name. Please check availability.

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Splits - 50mm

A 50mm high brick used mainly as a feature in modern homes. It can be laid both vertically as well as horizontally, stack bond or the traditional stretcher bond. Size is approx. 230 X 110 X 50mm. Currently available in sandstock, dry-pressed and smooth face finishes.

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Texture - Extruded

These bricks are still available but only in limited colours. They feature a ‘feathered’ face which was quite popular some 50-60 years ago. Standard size is approx. 230 X 110 X 76mm.

Currently available but not limited to are the following bricks by name. Please check availability.

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