New Brickwork Manual offers a guide to creating successful brick structures

Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)

Think Brick’s new industry standard Brickwork Manual is designed to make choosing, working, and building with bricks easy. A rock solid manual for a rock solid industry, it is designed to assist builders to navigate new products and new methods of working with clay bricks, promising to be an indispensable guide to the industry.

The Brickwork manual offers technical information in an easy to understand format alongside helpful tips to guide you through a client job from start to finish. It covers everything you need to know to make your project flow smoothly, including logically working through brick selection, site preparation, bricklaying, and brick cleaning.

For instance, did you know that there are three crucial aspects to a good wall: correct brick selection, skillful bricklaying, and appropriate brick cleaning. Arming yourself with knowledge is key as different bricks may require different mortar and preparation. The manual guides you through each process step by step.

Customer expectations are another important element covered by the manual. Helping a customer to visualize the end result means you’re halfway to completing an effective project.

A clever checklist is also provided to help you work through the main elements of building with brick to ensure best practice and a successful outcome.

Clay brick is one of the most popular choices for Australian homes due to its superior strength, quality, impressive colour, and low maintenance. Brick homes are warmer in winter, cooler in summer, and quieter all year round. More than 16 million bricks are produced annually in this country, and the industry employs 30,000 people, from manufacturing to installation.

Think Brick Australia represents the Australian brick industry and is committed to bringing together architects, builders, and bricklayers to ensure clay brick construction remains at the forefront of modern design for many years to come.