Building Methods: Blockwork

From the great Egyptian pyramids to our self-build family homes masonry forms the basis of most of our built structures.

Masonry is the process of building structures from small, individual units, usually bonded together by mortar. The units can be of brick, stone, clay, concrete, granite, limestone, cast stone and much more. These small units, of which brick and block are the commonest in Ireland, are used to create the internal and external walls of buildings. The units when bonded together can be either load-bearing or used to make a visually pleasing veneer.

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Written by Andrew Stanway

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