Projecting & recessed brickwork design and durability

Projecting and recessed brickwork design can provide additional interest and texture in buildings and free-standing walls. Although projecting and recessed brickwork isn’t new, unique contemporary brick aesthetics are being achieved using these techniques. This CPD Article sets out what needs to be considered in designing projecting or recessed brickwork details. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
– Popular terminology for the anatomy of a brick and brick types.
– Why partially exposing the bed face of a brick is classed as a non-standard application of brick.
– The exposure and its effect on the projecting or recessed brick detail.
– The freeze-thaw durability classification of brick, as defined in BS EN 771-1.
– Whether additional mechanical restraint or support will be required to a wall containing these feature

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