Here we offer a range of useful structural brickwork guides available to download. Please note that while these publications are helpful as a reference, some of them are in need of updating. A date of revision is detailed on the cover sheets.
THESE PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. THE ASSOCIATION STRONGLY ADVISES ANYONE REFERENCING THESE GUIDES TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE BEFORE UNDERTAKING WORK.
Freestanding external walls form an integral part of our hard landscaping features throughout public spaces, commercial, and residential developments. The difference in scale and form varies immensely from simple, low level boundary walls built to basic ‘rule of thumb’ tradition, to more elaborate walls of different plan forms requiring detailed structural calculation; in all cases, the selection of bricks should consider the durability of the product in relation to the exposure of the site, and protection provided by coping or capping features.
This technical guide outlines general aspects to consider in the specification and detailing of clay brick external walls, including: