Brickwork

Pointing Repairs

The mortar between bricks may break away and become uneven. The visible edge is called pointing and keeps a wall both weather-resistant and attractive. If pointing is necessary, use a narrow cold chisel to chop out the old pointing to a depth of about 10 mm (2/5 in). Be careful not to damage the bricks…

Building A Brick Wall
Brickwork

Building A Brick Wall

To bond bricks together, spread the mortar over the foundation with a bricklayer’s trowel, and lay a brick on top, the frog (hollowed-out part) uppermost. Many amateurs and, indeed, some tradesmen prefer to lay with the frog downwards because, they say, the mortar will squeeze into the hollow part and obviate the risk of tilting….

Brickwork Maintenance Tips
Brickwork

Brickwork Maintenance Tips

From time to time brickwork may become dull and discoloured. This may be caused by grime and pollution, efflorescence, rust or accumulation of vegetable matter. Dirt or pollution. Bricks that are grime-laden and dull but otherwise in good condition usually require only simple treatment. Remove dirt with water and a stiff brush. If you suspect…