handyman provide skilled bricklayers for
all those minor brickwork and block work repairs, maintenance and new
installation problems. Before
you call, it would be helpful to provide the following information
measurements of the wall/fence/BBQ etc you want built.
it to match the existing walls? What type of brick? Digital
may windows/door if any?
your interested in calculating the numbers of Bricks required:
In order to work out how many
bricks are required for your project, you’ll first need to
determine how many square meters of brickwork are to be built.
The standard house brick size is
L230 x W110 x H76mm, when accounting for 10mm mortar joints gives
us 50 bricks per square meter (BPSM ) on single skin brick wall.
The easiest method is to multiply
the length of the wall by the height, subtract the area of any
openings (doors, windows etc), and multiply the m2 result by 50 (BPSM).
As most windows & openings are
made to standard sizes, brickwork is also gauged vertically &
10 bricks long with joints =
7 courses of brickwork = 600mm
Traditional brickwork in England has long seen the demise of early
bricklaying techniques such as Tuckpointing, and bonding like
English Bond for example. Stretcher bond has taken over enormously
in the last 40-50 years due to the efficiency and speed of
construction. likewise, with the pressures on the budget, more
intricate and time consuming work is very rarely requested.
Below are some examples of different bonding
techniques which can be used, each of these bonds result in
differing compressive & lateral strength, English bond being
cover the West London and Southwest
London, from Chiswick, Kew, Acton, Richmond, Barnes,
Brentford, Sheen, Mortlake, Twickenham, Putney, Fulham and
Hammersmith areas. We specialise in all those small and large
building maintenance, renovation, installation and repair jobs
e house, office or rented property.