House Tips

3012, 2014

Paint removal from brickwork – DIY advice and tips

Paint removal from brickwork – DIY advice and tips
Paint can successfully be removed from brick exteriors provided the bricks were in good shape before they were painted. Unfortunately, proper paint removal is a tedious job.
The term brickwork describes fired clay units which have a bewildering variation of constituents and properties. While bricks are made mainly […]

1911, 2014

Identification of brickwork defects and their causes

Identification of brickwork defects and their causes
Brickwork cracks and fissures
The presence of cracks and fissures in brickwork concerns many homeowners, who worry about their significance. However, the vast majority of cracks that occur in masonry walls are the result of moisture movement in porous materials. In the case of a stone-built house, most movement occurs in […]