Soldier Bricks Above a Window With no Support
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gringoking
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Soldier Bricks Above a Window With no Support

by gringoking » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:19 pm

Hi all,

Hope you are all as well as can be given the circumstances!

I am hoping someone can give me a get out of jail card. I was redoing the pointing around my window as shown in the pic, however, the old morta had turned to sand, literally falling out as soon as I hit it with my plunging chisel, the bricks in turn followed. It turns out they were sitting on the UPVC D mould profile / window frame and have no support of their own.

I have just had the house (built in 1930's) rendered and don't want to mess up the wall, ideally I would like to be able to just replace the bricks, I am hoping you guys with more knowledge would be kind enough to give me a get out of jail card? It is a 2 skin solid wall without a cavity, the soldier bricks are all half bricks, with a wooden lintel behind them, the bricks above the soldier bricks sit on this lintel at right angles therefore supporting the above bricks.

I have attached photos to try aid my explanation.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RVxmD ... 4ni9OOHJFh

Many thanks in advance,

Martin

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Re: Soldier Bricks Above a Window With no Support

by stoneyboy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:07 pm

Hi gringoking,
This is standard construction for the age of house, mix up some mortar and refit the bricks - it's fiddly!
Regards, S

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Re: Soldier Bricks Above a Window With no Support

by stoneyboy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:07 pm

Hi gringoking,
This is standard construction for the age of house, mix up some mortar and refit the bricks - it's fiddly!
Regards, S

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