Technical

GENERAL GUIDES  

Here we offer a range of useful 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.

Can't find what you are looking for? Check the Technical Guides and Structural Guides sections. If you require assistance, contact our friendly team at brick@brick.org.uk.

BRICKWORK PROCUREMENT

 

Brick has been one of the principal building materials in Britain for centuries. 

The purpose of this document is to provide procurement best-practice guidance for project managers, developers, contractors, builders and clients. 

Implementing this best-practice will help ensure that the supply of bricks does not impact your construction programme. It will also help minimise confusion and make for a more streamlined procurement process. 

Primarily, this document's audience is those responsible for specification and the purchasing of bricks, such as surveyors, buyers, designers and self-builders. 

The structure of this guide follows the sequence common in the majority of UK construction projects. 

The guidance consists of considerations to be raised with the brick manufacturer or suppliers at certain milestones in the project life cycle. Where the designer is not involved in procurement, the advice is intended as a reminder of what information the developer/builder will require.

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CLEANING OF CLAY BRICKWORK

CLEANING OF CLAY BRICKWORK

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CLAY BRICK FACTORIES OF THE UK

CLAY BRICK FACTORIES OF THE UK

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BRICK BONDS

BRICK BONDS

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THE UK CLAY BRICKMAKING PROCESS

THE UK CLAY BRICKMAKING PROCESS

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GOOD SITE PRACTICE AND WORKMANSHIP

GOOD SITE PRACTICE AND WORKMANSHIP

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THE USE OF RECLAIMED CLAY BRICKS

THE USE OF RECLAIMED CLAY BRICKS

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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL BRICKWORK

SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL BRICKWORK

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BRICKWORK DURABILITY

BRICKWORK DURABILITY

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