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. continually in print on the grounds that 1944, John Hodge's vintage textual content has now been totally revised in its 5th variation via Malcolm Thorpe - who acted as a CITB consultant and used to be considering the draughting of the Intermediate building Award syllabus (bricklaying course) - to hide the brickwork craft-related devices of the most recent development Awards and comparable Trowel Occupations NVQs from CITB / urban & Guilds at degrees 2 and three. The 5th variation accommodates prolonged insurance at the particularly new sector of skinny joint structures, to compare the most recent industry-based requisites and technical advancements within the box. content material has been introduced totally in response to contemporary adjustments to the development rules, making sure that this article is going to stay an important reference for certified bricklayers and different pros operating within the development undefined, in addition to NVQ scholars new to the and wishing to embark on a occupation in bricklaying. a brand new characteristic during this variation is the inclusion of a number of selection questions behind the e-book, matched to the present NVQ standards, to supply scholars of the CITB / urban & Guilds Trowel Occupations NVQs with crucial perform and revision for examination practise. * new version totally revised by means of a former CITB consultant, keen on the draughting of the ICA syllabus * vintage textual content, always in print for the reason 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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The mortar must remain soft enough for each brick to be pressed down to the line, before suction causes the bed to stiffen up. Not only does mortar accommodate irregularities, but it must stick firmly to each brick so as to stop rain from penetrating exposed joints. Types of mortar The basic raw materials for bricklaying mortar can be prepared in a number of different ways, depending upon specification and site requirements. 8. 9 and Fig. 9). The bricklayer section of a job specification or bill of quantities is just as likely to specify mortar for brick- or blocklaying by such a group designation number as it is to state mix proportions such as 1:1:6 or 1:1:5.

They have one hammer head and one forged chisel end which can be reground when worn. Bolster chisels A 100 mm width blade is most useful for fair cutting bricks, and bolsters can be supplied with or without rubber or plastic collars for hand protection. Bolsters must be kept sharp for efficient operation. 36 Brickwork for Apprentices Comb hammer This has a hammer head one side and is slotted to take hardened steel replacement combs at the other side. Replacement comb Scutch This is slotted both sides to receive renewable hardened steel combs or blades.

Types of mortar The basic raw materials for bricklaying mortar can be prepared in a number of different ways, depending upon specification and site requirements. 8. 9 and Fig. 9). The bricklayer section of a job specification or bill of quantities is just as likely to specify mortar for brick- or blocklaying by such a group designation number as it is to state mix proportions such as 1:1:6 or 1:1:5. 10 shows that designation group (iii) mortar can be produced with cement/lime/sand, or masonry cement/sand or as a plasticised mortar, each having approximately similar compressive strength when hardened.

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