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abrickspecialist
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1 April 2019
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Apr 01, 2019 3:58 pm
If the bricks meet the AS3700 for dimensional size, compressive strength and match the display walls in colour and texture. Each manufacturer should provide bricks that meet these requirements, if not they should be downgraded to seconds. These vary batch to batch. Tell the builder you're paying for...
If the bricks meet the AS3700 for dimensional size, compressive strength and match the display walls in colour and textu...
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abrickspecialist
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1 April 2019
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Apr 01, 2019 3:44 pm
I'd say $20 per brick would be more realistic and it'd still be cheaper than pulling it all down, taking away the bricks and re supplying, laying and cleaning them again
I'd say $20 per brick would be more realistic and it'd still be cheaper than pulling it all down, taking away the bricks...
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abrickspecialist
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29 March 2019
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Mar 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Looking at your picture you have the deadly combination of the following... 1, Brickwork laid in a dirty state [They needed pressure washing] 2, A colour veneer brick [where pressure washing easily strips the colour from the clay brick face] 3, An off-white mortar [Which is highly visible in a dark ...
Looking at your picture you have the deadly combination of the following... 1, Brickwork laid in a dirty state 2, A colo...
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abrickspecialist
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29 March 2019
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Mar 29, 2019 1:50 pm
As Kateyxoxo says the problem is Manganese leaching from the brickwork. Manganese is the material added to clay to get brown bricks and once the bricks are fired it is usually locked into the brick, unless incorrect brick cleaning has occurred. I imagine the wall with the manganese leeching is the W...
As Kateyxoxo says the problem is Manganese leaching from the brickwork. Manganese is the material added to clay to get b...
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abrickspecialist
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29 March 2019
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Mar 29, 2019 1:34 pm
I have no idea about bricks, but can you stain some of them to match the darker colour? In the OP he's had Nawkaw out to try but it apparantly didn't work.
In the OP he's had Nawkaw out to try but it apparantly didn't work.
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abrickspecialist
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29 March 2019
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Mar 29, 2019 1:35 am
I've got 20 years experience in the brick industry, from being a brick cleaner, brick layer to becoming the Technical Account manager for a major brick manufacturer. I've represented manufacturers and people in VCAT and written industry documents on bricks. I've seen hundreds of issues with bricks a...
I've got 20 years experience in the brick industry, from being a brick cleaner, brick layer to becoming the Technical Ac...
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abrickspecialist
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29 March 2019
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Mar 29, 2019 12:57 am
A brickie can do it using an Arbortech AS170 saw with the appropriate bed and perp end blade. Do not let anyone try to cut them out with an angle grinder.
A brickie can do it using an Arbortech AS170 saw with the appropriate bed and perp end blade. Do not let anyone try to c...
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abrickspecialist
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30 June 2016
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Jun 30, 2016 7:56 pm
Update: Builder had been good and got the brick rep out. He said that it's nothing to do with the brick. most likely the fault of the bricklayer causing the clean harder to remove excess mortar. Builder is looking at getting a company called Nawkaw to paint the problem bricks? Anyone heard of them ...
Painting doesn't solve your problem ? In fact painting the bricks and mortar makes things worse..long term The mortar j...
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30 June 2016
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Jun 30, 2016 7:36 pm
What DW specification is the brick you selected? If it's DW1 a perp end dimensional tolerance is 10mm +/- 3mm [ie 7mm-13mm] If they are rated DW0 there is no perp end dimensional tolerance. The pics make me assume the brickwork is a 290mm [Long] x 162mm [High] x 90mm [thick] block. If so it shouldn'...
What DW specification is the brick you selected? If it's DW1 a perp end dimensional tolerance is 10mm +/- 3mm If they ar...
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abrickspecialist
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30 June 2016
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Jun 30, 2016 7:19 pm
IMO it looks like the lintel isn't quite deep enough to take the brickwork and the back of the bricks are sitting on the welded seam
IMO it looks like the lintel isn't quite deep enough to take the brickwork and the back of the bricks are sitting on the...
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abrickspecialist
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23 June 2016
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Jun 23, 2016 11:39 pm
You can't re-point a rolled/ironed joint without it falling out down the track. A rolled/ironed joint gives much better protection from salt absorption than a flush [unfinished] joint for the reason Leonardo_23 said. It brings the fines to the surface and smooths out the joint but needs to be laid w...
You can't re-point a rolled/ironed joint without it falling out down the track. A rolled/ironed joint gives much better ...
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abrickspecialist
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21 May 2016
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May 21, 2016 10:04 pm
I think in these images we are looking at efflorescence, salt leaching out of the brick after being washed or rain. This will happen for while particularly with this brick, this just need washed again ...and maybe again. No it's not efflorescence and it'll only make it worse if they are washed with...
No it's not efflorescence and it'll only make it worse if they are washed with hydrochloric again. It's calcium stainin...
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abrickspecialist
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21 May 2016
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May 21, 2016 8:24 pm
Get the bricklayer to use an arbortech saw, cut out the brick and re brick it ASAP with the same sand using the same mortar mix ASAP. Otherwise tell the builder that you'll be enjoying the new render feature wall that he'll be putting in for free. This is a perfect example of damage to fresh brickwo...
Get the bricklayer to use an arbortech saw, cut out the brick and re brick it ASAP with the same sand using the same mor...
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abrickspecialist
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21 May 2016
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May 21, 2016 8:15 pm
When the owner signs a construction contract they sign the right over to property access until handover. Their land or not they are NOT allowed on site without the builders permission. Suppliers are given the builders permission to supply materials...they can enter the site. It's a grey.....and ugly...
When the owner signs a construction contract they sign the right over to property access until handover. Their land or n...
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abrickspecialist
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21 May 2016
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May 21, 2016 8:11 pm
Victorian Homes Choice is the house and land package "seller" the registered "building" part of the business is Multi Developers.
Victorian Homes Choice is the house and land package seller the registered building part of the business is Multi Develo...
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abrickspecialist
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21 May 2016
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May 21, 2016 8:07 pm
They are now called PGH Bricks and ask them to send up some facing samples http://www.pghbricks.com.au/products/bricks?hs=true
They are now called PGH Bricks and ask them to send up some facing samples http://www.pghbricks.com.au/products/bricks?h...
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abrickspecialist
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21 May 2016
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May 21, 2016 8:04 pm
Give them a letter asking for a meeting to discuss a resolution If you get no where with that..... http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/disputes-and-resolutions/complaints good luck
Give them a letter asking for a meeting to discuss a resolution If you get no where with that..... http://www.vba.vic.go...
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abrickspecialist
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21 May 2016
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May 21, 2016 7:57 pm
Hi Les_step Thanks for the photos.. Just curious have you re-pointed the original mortar in any places with a stronger cement based mortar, I am guessing the original mortar was weaker lime based mortar? Generally the opposite is true. Mortar high in lime naturally re-hydrates sealing cracks in mor...
Generally the opposite is true. Mortar high in lime naturally re-hydrates sealing cracks in mortar. As its a 100 year o...
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abrickspecialist
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21 May 2016
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May 21, 2016 7:24 pm
Clay varies from state to state. Generally Victoria and South Australia and most of NSW have a similar red/pink clay as standard. Cream clays with high iron content come from QLD and cream/orange clays are in WA. Manganese is added to change the brick colour. Grey bricks are cream clays with mangane...
Clay varies from state to state. Generally Victoria and South Australia and most of NSW have a similar red/pink clay as ...
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abrickspecialist
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21 May 2016
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May 21, 2016 3:21 pm
Your information is incorrect. I'm assuming your brickies are laying an AS3700 M4 mortar mix. An ironed or rolled joint is a finished joint with the mortar fines brought to the surface from the tooling and its therefore suitable for high exposure areas. See 3.1.1 http://thinkbrick.blob.core.windows....
Your information is incorrect. I'm assuming your brickies are laying an AS3700 M4 mortar mix. An ironed or rolled joint ...
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