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General handyman

General Repair

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painter handyman

Painting & Decorating

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Brick work

  • Bricklaying

  • Brick paving

  • Pointing / grouting

  • Driveways 

  • Brick BBQ

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Fencing handyman

Carpentry

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Plumber handyman

Plumbing 

 

 

Bricklaying

Chiswick 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

  • Provide measurements of the wall/fence/BBQ etc you want built.

  • Is it to match the existing walls? What type of brick? Digital photo?

  • How may windows/door if any?

If 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 & horizontally.

Therefore:

10 bricks long with joints = 2400mm.
7 courses of brickwork = 600mm

Brick work bonds


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 the strongest.

Stretcher bond

Flemish bond

English bond

We 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 around th e house, office or rented property.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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