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Bricklaying [Paperback]

Peter Cartwright
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Book Description

1 April 2002
The ultimate guide to bricklaying for beginner through profesional.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional (1 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071392394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071392396
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.9 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whether you’re a homeowner wanting to do your own repairs, a trade apprentice seeking to sharpen your skills, or a veteran craftsman or contractor with years of experience, you’ll turn to this complete guide to bricklaying again and again. There is no more comprehensive or up-to-date reference available on the subject.

Written by a pro with over 25 years in the field, Bricklaying features:

* Over 560 technical drawings and diagrams illustrating technique and clear text that guides you every step of the way
* Skill-building projects with start-to-finish instructions
* Electricity and plumbing integration in brick construction
* Solutions and preventive methods for high-wind concerns in cavity brickwork
* Table for calculating how many bricks are needed for a job
* Brick design for handicapped
* Engineering properties
* Essential topics such as damp-proofing, repairing and carcking mortor, window and door cutting, cleaning brick, and much more

An insider’s guide to every facet of the world of brickwork.

About the Author

PETER CARTWRIGHT of Queensland, Australia, completed a two-year apprenticeship program in 1975 that required residential, high-rise, ornamental, arch and church, and commercial construction mastery. He earned the title Apprentice of the Year in 1975 and upon completion of the program began his own business which continues to this day.

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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bricklaying 25 Jan 2003
This book was written by an Australian and it shows! The text is concise and potentially hard to follow as a result of its brevity although there are many clear diagrams. Many of the techniques covered are not really relevent to UK building practices eg pipework in cavity walls, and dimensions are imperial and may not correspond to UK material sizes.
The easy going style of the author is refreshing and the long section of BBQ designs was all too predictable, cobbers!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok with Fosters Lager 23 Oct 2007
There's a lot in this book and the author obviously knows his trade but he's Australian. I purchased this book for the concrete block section in readiness for my garage build. In this respect the book is useless and discusses non UK block sizes. I agree with the first review here, if in the UK look elsewhere.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Current building regulations here in the UK would almost certainly make the contents of this book redundant here. In addition, the book is poorly written and hence, confusing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the novice or the experienced. 25 Mar 2005
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I have been a bricklayer for 18 years and thought that there was little that I did not know how to do. This book is very clear and easy to follow and even with my experience I found that I learned a thing or two. It is well illustrated and the text is clear and straightforward, I now recommended it to my apprentices.
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