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Construction for Landscape Architecture by Jamie Liversedge, Robert Holden

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Types of brick

Building bricks are strong enough to act as internal walls and be faced with other materials, whether plaster, finishes or stucco, tiles, or stone facing—or, indeed, a better brick.

Facing bricks have at least one header and stretcher face that is of good quality and color.

Engineering bricks are dense, strong, impermeable bricks suited to engineering structures, like railway-cutting walls and bridges. They are suitable for underground structures, and are used in garden walls as a foundation and moisture-proof layer. They are typically blue or red.

Moisture-proof course bricks are dense and impermeable, like engineering bricks, but are otherwise similar to facing bricks.

Specials are bricks of a special shape or size: they may ...

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