Europe Size

Posted April 15th, 2015 by Suzy

The main difference between imported bricks from Russia is a greater tolerance on the size of bricks, with the bulk of bricks can be laid in the Russian standards, but will fall bricks with dimensions that go beyond the permissible limits on the length and / or height (for practice of those who worked with imported bricks, it is not more than 3% of the total). This particularly applies to hand-formed bricks. How to deal with it? First, before laying each row of bricks laid 'dry' to determine the location of vertical joints, the size of cut bricks and their location, and then lay out a series with the solution. If the wall surface has an outer and inner corner, the layout is 'dry' starts from the outside angle to the inside, if both the external angle, the layout begins with the two corners, determining the location of the trimmed brick. Secondly, the bricks that go beyond the permissible limits on length, used for trimming, and go on height, is set aside for savings on a variety of masonry. Third, fluctuations in the size of bricks line the thickness of the seam. On seam when laying bricks in Europe must speak separately. If we are using cement solution is trying to make a seam as thin and inconspicuous, the European builders, especially given the local brick, make the seam wide – up to 20 mm (recommended joint thickness 15 mm). As a result, the seams ranging from 20 to 35% complete surface of the facade.

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