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Description - Bricklaying by Peter Cartwright

This text provides a guide to bricklaying for the homeowner, trade apprentice, craftsman and contractor. Over 560 technical drawings and diagrams illustrate technique and how-to. The book includes projects in addition to skills and fundamental processes. Key features of the book include: step-by-step how-to text and illustration; projects with start-to-finish guidance; description of integration of electricity and plumbing in brick construction; solutions and precautions to high-wind concerns in cavity brickwork; tables which calculate how many bricks to a job; coverage of handicap brick design; discussion of engineering properties; explanation of such topics as damp-proofing, repairing and cracking, mortar, window and door cutting, and cleaning brick; and the provision of both English and metric measurements.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071392396
ISBN-10: 0071392394
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 188mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Cartwright

PETER CARTWRIGHT of Queensland, Australia, completed a two-year apprenticeship program in 1975 that required residential, high-rise, ornamental, arch and church, and commercial construction mastery. He earned the title Apprentice of the Year in 1975 and upon completion of the program began his own business which continues to this day.

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