The Association has published some general guidance on subjects about which we receive a high number of enquiries. These guides provide a useful reference for those researching the UK clay brickmaking process, or good site practice and workmanship. Other popular subjects include:

Cleaning of clay brickwork

Clay brick factories of the UK

Brick bonds

The UK clay brickmaking process

Good site practice and workmanship

The use of reclaimed brick

Brickwork durability

Scottish traditional brickwork

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Access technical guides, particularly useful to architects, designers and engineers. Publications on the following subjects are available to download:

Severely exposed brickwork

Designing to brickwork dimensions

Mortar for brickwork

Designing for movement in brickwork

Eurocode 6, Introductory guidance including how to design masonry structures, vertical and lateral resistance

Brick skin thermal performance

Brickwork dimensions

Brick arches

Brick-cladding multi-storey timber frame

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Access information on topics related to structural brickwork, particularly useful to engineers, contractors and architects. Publications on the following subjects are available to download:

Freestanding brick walls

Brickwork retaining walls

Laterally loaded walls

Brick diaphragm walls

Brick fin walls in tall single-storey buildings

Post-tensioned brickwork

Brickwork arch bridges

Masonry design for disproportionate collapse

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The clay bricks used in established masonry builds represent a cost equal to less than 2% of the average UK property selling price. Even such a relatively low cost however, does not mean we are complacent. Responsible procurement contributes to a healthy supply chain and buoyant construction sector. Use our brick calculator to order the exact quantity you require.

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