Bricklaying Question

Repointing & brick replacement of wall under bay window

Hi,

I 'd like some advice....

I've just exposed the brickword under my bay window (it was old crumbling render previously), however all the corner bricks need replacing (roughly 20 in total - 10 on each side angle) as well as the odd other brick. I'm not sure where to get the angled bricks from or how they are made (squint bricks I think they're alled).

They'll need to match the existing brickwork. I've attached a few photos so you can get an idea of what I mean. The third photo is of next door (what I want it to look like).

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...johns2/001.jpg
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...hns2/002-1.jpg

And this is what is want it to look like:

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...johns2/003.jpg

Let me know any thoughts.

Regards,

Richard.

2 Answers

Best Answer

Hi richard, you could take one of the better corner bricks out and use it as a template, then use an angle grinder to cut it to match, or they can all be restored and you would never notice the difference, but i would advise a skilled tradesman to tackle these jobs,
Good luck
Sean

Answered 23rd Jul 2012

Hawkins Restoration

Member since 18 Nov 2010

hi yes these bricks are also classed as specials if you take a picture into any builders merchants they would be able to identify them and order you some in i hope this helps kind regards bootle builders

Answered 23rd Jul 2012

Bootle Builders

Member since 6 Jun 2012

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