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abrickspecialist

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5 months5 monthsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Bricks and windows review

If the bricks meet the AS3700 for dimensional size, compressive strength and match the display walls in colour and texture. Each manufacturer should provide bricks that meet these requirements, if…

5 months5 monthsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Bricks - replacing individual bricks

I'd say $20 per brick would be more realistic and it'd still be cheaper than pulling it all down, taking away the bricks and re supplying, laying and cleaning them…

5 months5 monthsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Brick finishing issue

Looking at your picture you have the deadly combination of the following...
1, Brickwork laid in a dirty state
2, A colour veneer brick
3, An off-white mortar
It wouldn't surprise…

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5 months5 monthsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
What is wrong with these bricks?

As Kateyxoxo says the problem is Manganese leaching from the brickwork.
Manganese is the material added to clay to get brown bricks and once the bricks are fired it is usually…

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5 months5 monthsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Bricks - replacing individual bricks

In the OP he's had Nawkaw out to try but it apparantly didn't work.

5 months5 monthsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Cracks on Bricks

I've got 20 years experience in the brick industry, from being a brick cleaner, brick layer to becoming the Technical Account manager for a major brick manufacturer. I've represented manufacturers…

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5 months5 monthsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Bricks - replacing individual bricks

A brickie can do it using an Arbortech AS170 saw with the appropriate bed and perp end blade.
Do not let anyone try to cut them out with an angle grinder.

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Brick Cleaning

I'm glad the owner is happy with the result of the Nawkaw rectification.
They have been around as a business since the mid 70's and the owner of the Victorian Nawkaw…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Standards for brick perpends - worth taking any action

What DW specification is the brick you selected?
If it's DW1 a perp end dimensional tolerance is 10mm +/- 3mm
If they are rated DW0 there is no perp end dimensional…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Brick work should i be worried??

IMO it looks like the lintel isn't quite deep enough to take the brickwork and the back of the bricks are sitting on the welded seam

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Mortar should be flush not ironed

You can't re-point a rolled/ironed joint without it falling out down the track.
A rolled/ironed joint gives much better protection from salt absorption than a flush joint for the reason…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Brick Workmanship.

No it's not efflorescence and it'll only make it worse if they are washed with hydrochloric again.
It's calcium staining otherwise known as white staining.
Some more info is here...
http://thinkbrick.blob.core.windows.net/media/1409/manual-13-clay-masonry-cleaning-manual.pdf
In most…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Chipped brick on front of house.

Get the bricklayer to use an arbortech saw, cut out the brick and re brick it ASAP with the same sand using the same mortar mix ASAP.
Otherwise tell the builder…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Builder not paying supplier, supplier taking back stuff??

When the owner signs a construction contract they sign the right over to property access until handover.
Their land or not they are NOT allowed on site without the builders permission.
Suppliers…

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3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
building with victorian home choice/multi developers pty ltd

Victorian Homes Choice is the house and land package "seller" the registered "building" part of the business is Multi Developers.

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Boral bricks

They are now called PGH Bricks and ask them to send up some facing samples
http://www.pghbricks.com.au/products/bricks?hs=true

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Benton Homes - Narre Warren Vic - Has anyone Built with them

Give them a letter asking for a meeting to discuss a resolution
If you get no where with that..... http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/disputes-and- ... complaints
good luck

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Generally the opposite is true.
Mortar high in lime naturally re-hydrates sealing cracks in mortar. As its a 100 year old sandstone building it was probably made with a lime:sand mortar…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Charcoal/black coloured brickwork not in std inclusion??

Clay varies from state to state.
Generally Victoria and South Australia and most of NSW have a similar red/pink clay as standard. Cream clays with high iron content come from QLD…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Exposure Grade Bricks ?

Your information is incorrect.
I'm assuming your brickies are laying an AS3700 M4 mortar mix. An ironed or rolled joint is a finished joint with the mortar fines brought to the…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Anyone with glazed bricks?

Glazed bricks are nice and have been around since the 1920's, with the salt glazed terracotta bricks used in the Art Deco/P&O style homes as feature banding to rope bricks…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Melbourne - South East - Rough Cost ideas of Custom Build

The problem you have is this
Sloping blocks + custom build= high cost per m2
Forget smaller builders as they have bugger all buying power and when things go pear shaped have…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Messy brick veneer on interior wall is this standard/normal?

It's standard although the inside perp joint should have mortar on it but many don't.
Provided the brickwork is laid quite clean and the brickcleaner doesn't blast through the mortar it'll…

3 years3 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Brick/Mortar issues - pic heavy

I have a few comments regarding the above.....
Iron oxide stain = Acid burn.
Clay bricks don't cure as they are fired to become like stone, but concrete bricks require a curing…

6 years6 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Porter Davis homes

The bricklayer should have checked the gauge from the rebate on the slab to the top of the window and set the gauge accordingly to set the lintel at the…

8 years8 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
METR*CON Home - problem with mortar and bricks

Why do builders think that washing bricks again and again will fix every problem? :roll: :roll:
Without looking at…

8 years8 yearsabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Cant believe I am posting here again about bricks!

Peter is correct.
The high contrast between the brick and the mortar makes the zipper in the brickwork stick out like the preverbial. Normally an expansion joint would be located on…

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