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Referring to any block of clay hardened by drying in the sun or burning in a kiln, and their use in building, paving, etc

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Building materials; Bricks

All materials, other than portland cement, water, and aggregates, that are added to concrete, mortar, or grout immediately before or during mixing.

Colouring agent

Building materials; Bricks

Coloured aggregates or mineral oxides ground finer than cement.


Building materials; Bricks

A grey powder made from a mixture of lime and clay, commonly mixed with water and sand to make mortar (bonding agent). It can also be mixed with water, sand and gravel to make concrete.


Building materials; Bricks

The small end of a brick that has quantity or mortar placed onto it (e.g., the act of buttering a brick's end with mortar).

Butt joint

Building materials; Bricks

When two separate boards have their edges placed against each other. This type of joint is not the strongest of joints, however compared to other types of joints it is easy to fit.


Building materials; Bricks

A brick, block, stone, or concrete cap placed at the top of a masonry wall to prevent moisture from falling directly on it and weakening the wall.

Control joint

Building materials; Bricks

Grooves made on a concrete floor that allows the concrete to crack in areas they wish for it to crack.

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