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ArrisThe sharp edge between two adjacent surfaces of a brick....
Bevelled CloserA brick cut, with a bevel, along its length reducing a header at one end to 56 mm. (See Bonding)...
Brick BatPart of a brick when cut square across its width. Bats cut as a quarter, half, or three quarters of ...
Brick SlipA face slip; thin slices of brick specially made, or cut, to match the stretchers or headers used in...
Brick TileKnown as a Mathematical Tile; this special tile has the lower part of the face moulded as a standard...
Bull Nose BrickThese may be Single or Double Bull Nose. Either one or two ends of the stretcher face are made with ...
BurrsBricks that have been fused together into lumps due to excessive heat in certain parts of the kiln....
Calcium-Silicate BrickKnown as a Sand-Lime Brick. Made from sand, or crushed flint, mixed with a hydrated lime, approximat...
Cant BrickAs with the B.N. Brick these may be single or double with the corner, or corners, formed as a 45 deg...
Capping BrickA special brick shaped so as to be laid on edge to finish the top of a wall but without projecting b...
Cavity CloserDoor and window openings in an external cavity wall require the cavity to be closed. The standard of...
Cavity InsulationFor new build the standard of thermal insulation for external walls, set by Building Regulations, re...
Cement MortarA bedding mortar using Ordinary Portland Cement (O.P.C.) and soft sand mixed in a ratio of approx. 1...
Common BrickA cheap plain brick that is intended for use where good appearance or great structural strength is n...
Coping BrickA special brick (like a capping brick) shaped so as to be laid on edge to finish, and protect, the t...
Cownose BrickA specially moulded brick that has a header semicircular on plan....
Creasing TileThis Coping Tile is a 262 mm x 150 mm clay tile but unlike a roofing tile it is flat without nibs or...
Damp-Proof CourseA d.p.c. is mainly used at Ground Floor Level, at a minimum of 150 mm above ground level, to prevent...
Dogleg BrickCan be used when forming external, or internal, obtuse angles to maintain correct face bond without ...
EfflorescenceA powdery white deposit that forms on the surface of new brickwork. This results from the drying out...