Bricks and blocks are components of durable masonry construction in which uniformly shaped individual units are laid in courses with mortar as the bed and binding material.
There are four main ways to use bricks and blocks to make walls. Each method has its environmental and economic merits and it is important to understand the reasons for choosing any given method in building your home. It is quite feasible to use each method in the same home but generally more economical, logistically sound and environmentally effective to use just one or two. In most domestic dwellings you will find:
Brick veneer — A commonly used approach in which bricks form the external skin of a timber framed home.
Reverse brick veneer — Bricks form the internal skin of an insulated, framed home.
Double brick — Consists of two leaves of brickwork with a cavity.
Solid brick — A high thermal mass construction mostly used for internal walls.
Has your garden wall given up or had its day? Are you looking to build an extension / conservatory or need a new garage? Maybe even a new build property?
We can supply and fit everything from a new Cotswold garden wall to a new build property shell up to roof plate level using our own experienced bricklayers. We can also create fantastic designs and curves using a vast variety of different coloured bricks and brick bonds for that more upmarket look.
We can also repoint your existing brickwork at any height / size or carry out alterations and repairs. We can offer you a brick matching service to get the closest possible look to your existing brickwork for that new extension / repair.