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Brickwork and Bricklaying: A DIY Guide [Hardcover]

Jon Collinson
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Book Description

25 Jun 2012
"Brickwork and Bricklaying" is written for those who are new to the craft of bricklaying, and those who are improving their skills. It provides an overview of the materials, processes, craft skills and related subjects to enable the reader to construct their own simple brickwork projects and undertake brickwork-related maintenance projects around the home.

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (25 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847973752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847973757
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jon Collinson began working as a bricklayer in 1984. He has continued his varied career in the construction industry, including bricklaying, health and safety, estates management and many years of teaching brickwork as a vocational craft subject. He currently runs his own building and consruction firm, Acoustibuild FM Ltd.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended 23 Feb 2013
I was very impressed with every aspect of this book. It is a reasonably priced, beautifully presented work with extensive photographs & diagrams to clearly illustrate the wide range of brickwork & bricklaying topics covered. The author's teaching experience shines through the entire book - the explanations are very methodical & well developed, consistently telling the reader not only 'how' to do but 'why' to do. Whilst the book meets the needs of its target DIY market admirably, my many years working as a manager in Further Education suggest that it could work equally well as an introductory text for Construction students.
I have no hestation in recommending this handsome volume & I hope that it reaches the wider audience it deserves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid foundation. 16 July 2014
By shakeel
I feel like its given me a great foundation to BUILD upon. It goes into a lot of detail about the basics of bricklaying, laying foundations, tools, best practices and reasons for them. I feel like I have gained a lot of knowledge from this book and can reasonably confidently build my garden walls and informed-ly dream about building an extension in the future.

The diagrams and photos are extremely helpful, especially when unfamiliar terms are introduced, or when it becomes difficult to follow the authors meaning. There is nothing in this book that was too challenging to comprehend after reading over again and referring to the pictures.

Without knowing much of anything about brickwork before I read this, I can guess that my theory of brickwork will probably be well past the foundation stage after I have read and referred to it a few more times, and I hope that I can put this information to good practical use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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As a novice to the world of masonry faced with the prospect of having to do a fair bit of it for a elderly relative I bought this book in desperation!

I am delighted I did! A complex subject explained clearly and well - if you are like me and a brickwork novice then buy this - you won't regret it.

Thank you Mr Collinson :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Buy 6 May 2014
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Currently renovating an old cottage, full of useful information. Good quality photos and diagrams, also covers footings, bases and insulation of walls. Would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brickwork 22 April 2014
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great book and very informative, would have liked something on arches and bulls eyes, but spot on for begineer and DIYist
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5.0 out of 5 stars diy excellent 23 Mar 2014
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Purchased this after moving into a project house, glad I did as it allowed me to ensure things were being done right, highly recommended
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