8/12: Using closers
Even when a building is laid out well, the length of certain walls wil not correspond perfectly with the determined brick size, for example between 2 wall openings. In order to achieve a seamless façade the brickwork can only be realized with bricks which are longer or equal than the header. We recommend the use of closers as the perfect solution. The implementation can differ depending the situation. Experience has shown that this causes the least disruption to the layout.
For walls ending in inner corners, we recommend to put the closers in the inner corner. In this way you don’t disturb the beautiful brickwork look in the outside corner.
- 01 Calculating the size of the bricks
- 02 Calculating the course size
- 03 Choosing the right mortar
- 04 Choosing the mortar colour
- 05 Tilt the bricks
- 06 Providing a damp-proof course below ground level
- 07 Adding a vertical damp barrier
- 08 Using closers
- 09 Installing joists and lintels in 2 different ways
- 10 Expansion joints
- 11 Garden walls or free-standing walls
- 12 Flat roofs