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GAUNTS BRICKS

Gaunts, known in some areas as gault bricks, are a construction brick. They are formed from clay and are commonly found in the south of England, especially East Anglia, though the attractive colour means that they have been used in construction throughout the United Kingdom.

Gault is a clay which can be found in the south of England, including Surrey and Sussex. It formed as a geological layer during the Cretaceous period of prehistory, which scientists estimate to have lasted from 145 million to 66 million years ago. In its natural setting, the clay can have a grey or blueish hint. However gaunt, or gault, bricks when formed have an attractive colour that can range in shade from yellow to a buff colour. They are noted for having a smooth surface and being hard faced.

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RED RUBBERS BRICKS

Reclaimed bricks are bricks that are rescued from old buildings and cleaned up. Their edges are typically worn and irregular and they may have remnants of mortar due to their original use. Good quality reclaimed bricks only require 2 workable sides, 1 bond and 1 stretch.

CALCULATING BRICKS

One aspect of brickwork which often causes confusion is estimating how many bricks or blocks will be required for a planned wall – you don’t want to run out before you finish but you also don’t want a pallet load of material left unused when you have finished. Making these estimates is fairly straightforward using just a few figures.

HALF BRICK WALL

A half brick wide wall requires 60 bricks per square metre.

So the first stage is just to measure the height and length (including any piers) of the wall in metres, multiply them together to give the area in square metres, and then multiply this by 60.

So the total number of bricks for the wall is:

wall height (metres) x wall length (metres) x 60 = number of bricks

ONE BRICK WALL

A one brick wide wall requires 120 bricks per square metre.

So the first stage is just to measure the height and length of the wall in metres, multiply them together to give the area in square metres, and then multiply this by 120.

So the total number of bricks for the wall is:

wall height (metres) x wall length (metres) x 120 = number of bricks

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