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BDA Guide To Successful Brickwork - Second Edition

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This paperback is an essential text and reference for anyone concerned with good brickwork practice - for teachers and students of brickwork, practising bricklayers and all specifiers of brickwork. It offers comprehensive coverage, with new sections on chimney and fireplace construction, an extended glossary of terms, additional drawings and new photography of built examples.

BDA Guide to Successful Brickwork - Second Edition Published by Arnold, £16.99. ISBN:0 340 75899 6

Enlarged, updated, and with more illustrations, the second edition of this definitive work on the art and practice of bricklaying is due for publication in November.

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All chimney stacks, whether a single flue, or a number of flues grouped together, should be constructed in such a way that every flue is surrounded by at least 100mm of solid masonry. Each flue should serve only one fireplace or heating appliance.


Due to its exposed position at the top of the stack, the flue terminal, or chimney pot should be bedded into at least three to four courses of brickwork to ensure it is well anchored and unlikely to be dislodged by strong winds.

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