Sarrazin Construction Blog

Welcome to our blog page where we write about different aspects within the field of brickwork conservation, restoration and structural repairs varying from the causes of defects through to new developments, techniques and materials. 

Posts in the “Brickwork” Category

Five avoidable common causes of damage to brickwork (part two)

Five avoidable common causes of damage to brickwork (part two)

10th October 2019

Follow up post on corrosion of embedded metal work, inappropriate cleaning and inappropriate repairs/maintenance.

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Brick repairs: mortar (plastic repairs) v replacement

Brick repairs: mortar (plastic repairs) v replacement

10th October 2019

Where the face of a brick has decayed to the point where it requires repair or where bricks have suffered minor damage or where fixings have been removed leaving holes then a suitable repair will need to be carried out.

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Five avoidable common causes of damage to brickwork (part one)

Five avoidable common causes of damage to brickwork (part one)

13th September 2019

Brick is a highly durable and attractive building material and there are many fine examples of brick buildings and structures that are centuries old. However like all building materials, if no or inappropriate maintenance is carried out, then problems can occur.

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Why you should use lime mortars for the restoration and repointing of traditional/historic buildings and structures

Why you should use lime mortars for the restoration and repointing of traditional/historic buildings and structures

12th August 2019

Traditionally (up to around the 1930/40’s) most brick buildings and structures were built using solid brick walls with a lime mortar…

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Steel lintel corrosion and replacement above window and door openings

Steel lintel corrosion and replacement above window and door openings

31st July 2019

The brickwork over door and window openings in buildings constructed with cavity walls (Cavity wall construction became commonplace from the 1920’s) is usually supported .by a lintel.

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