Gauged Brickwork by Gerard Lynch
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Gauged Brickwork
By Gerard Lynch

Gauged Brickwork

a Technical Handbook 2nd Revised edition

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Format: Hardback

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Gauged Brickwork by Gerard Lynch

Book Description

Gauged brickwork is a term used to describe the superior finish required in the details of an important brickwork elevation, such as moulded reveals, arches, string courses and other forms of ornamentation. This is achieved through shaping the individual bricks to produce a high degree of regularity, accurate dimensions and extreme fineness in the joints. This practical handbook combines simple diagrams and photographs to describe each stage of the process, from rubbing, cutting and shaping the bricks to laying and carving them. It emphasizes the importance of this skill in repairing and repointing rubbed and gauged brickwork and the damage that can be done by those unskilled in the craft. The second edition of this standard reference work has been substantially updated with new material, including additional photographs and illustrations to explain the various procedures and applications. It also now offers a fascinating and detailed historical perspective on the development of this important craft. The insights gleaned from this revised edition will be extremely valuable to architects and builders involved in conserving and repairing gauged brickwork, and also to those who are required to commission new decorative work to a high standard.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781873394755
ISBN-10: 1873394756
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 28mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Donhead Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Gerard Lynch

Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice by Gerard Lynch Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice, Hardback (March 1994)

A guide to different aspects of brickwork and bricklaying practice. It presents background to the historical development of the brick, the craft of bricklaying and of brickwork from the 13th century to the present day. It describes the modern manufacture of bricks along with their properties and classification.

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Author Biography - Gerard Lynch

Gerard C J Lynch LCG, Cert Ed, MA (Dist), PhD Dr Gerard Lynch is an internationally acknowledged expert in historic brickwork, master bricklayer, author and lecturer. He is also the author of Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice. and numerous papers and articles on aspects of historic brickwork and is the leading authority on gauged brickwork. He runs a successful consultancy practice, he also teaches traditional and high level craft skills and has worked on and advised on many significant historic brick properties in the UK and overseas.

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