Brickwork for Apprentices by J. C. Hodge

By J. C. Hodge

Brickwork for Apprentices has been the verified reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers. consistently in print seeing that 1944, John Hodge's vintage textual content has now been absolutely revised in its 5th version through Malcolm Thorpe - who acted as a CITB consultant and used to be eager about the draughting of the Intermediate development Award syllabus (bricklaying course) - to hide the brickwork craft-related devices of the most recent building Awards and comparable Trowel Occupations NVQs from CITB / urban & Guilds at degrees 2 and three. The 5th variation accommodates prolonged assurance at the quite new zone of skinny joint structures, to check the newest industry-based necessities and technical advancements within the box. content material has been introduced totally in keeping with contemporary adjustments to the development laws, making sure that this article will stay an important reference for certified bricklayers and different execs 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 characteristic during this version is the inclusion of a number of selection questions in the back of the publication, matched to the present NVQ standards, to supply scholars of the CITB / urban & Guilds Trowel Occupations NVQs with crucial perform and revision for examination instruction. * re-creation totally revised by way of a former CITB consultant, considering the draughting of the ICA syllabus * vintage textual content, consistently in print given 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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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. The apprentice should note that internal straight joints will occur in some bonding problems; excessive cutting would perhaps solve a particular problem, but this wastes labour and materials and tends to weaken the wall.

Philadelphia Broad heel Pointing trowels These are made with blade lengths from 75 mm up to 175 mm. That with the shortest blade, sometimes referred to as a ‘dotter’, is used for filling and striking cross joints. The longer blade pointing trowels are used with a hand hawk for filling and striking bed joints. Jointing tools Wheeled jointer A variety of tools are shown for applying a permanent finish to the exposed surface of mortar joints, some purpose made, some produced by the bricklayer. Patent wheeled jointers are ideal for raking out mortar to a constant depth in preparation for square recessed joint finish.

20). Complete ‘backing in’ – Rule 7 – and, on stopped end use a 3⁄4 bat (Fig. 21). e. 900 mm, the tie-brick can be arranged as in Fig. 22. Problem 2 Set out in plan the alternate courses of a two-brick return angle in English bond (Fig. 23). Outline the problem to be solved. Set out the external face side, applying Rules 4 and 10. Continue by setting tie-brick, and ‘backing-in’ – Rules 7, 10 and 12. Fill in the interior of the wall – Rule 11. Problem 3 Set out in plan the alternate courses of a 11⁄2-brick return angle in Flemish bond.

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