Each industry comes with its own specialised set of words, a glossary if you like. Unless you are part of that industry, you aren’t likely to understand the jargon that is being discussed. Here at ProBuild, we would like our customers to feel included when it comes to discussing the work we are providing. Thankfully, we’ve put together a small glossary of the terms and phrases which are used within the British bricklaying industry…
An Air Brick is a brick which has an intentional gap within it in order to allow air to pass through a wall.
A Bullnose is the rounded edges used within window sills.
A Coralent is a pattern of bricks or blocks which show a unique interlocking arrangement.
A Creasing Tile is a flat clay tile which is laid as a brick. It is usually utilised as a decoration or in order to waterproof the very top of a garden wall.
A Dog Leg is a brick which has been specially made in order to bond to internal angles which are acute. This is typically at 45 or 60 degree angles.
An Indent is a hole which is left in the wall in order to allow an adjoining wall to fit into place at a future time and date.
A Parting Wall is a wall which is shared by two separate properties or two rooms within one property.
A Withe is a central wall which divides two shafts. It is usually and most commonly used in order to divide the flues within a chimney.
After reading this, you’re pretty much in the know on some of the terminology associated with British bricklaying. ProBuild is a bricklayer in Bristol and would be more than happy to assist you with any brick related queries. Get in contact today!