Construction: Step 2 - Brickwork
This is when your new house starts to literally take shape. Your bricks get delivered onsite and Bricklayers will either chalk or string out the walls of your home on the slab. Our subcontracted bricklaying teams generally start with the perimeter face brick from the rear of the home working to the front. They will then ‘back up’ the face brick in the same order with the internal Armaclay bricks (they’re the large red bricks).
Depending on the bricklaying team size, the timeframes for this stage can vary from home to home, even in similar areas. Based on this, the bricklaying timeframe will also vary from home to home and may seem to be a longer process than other stages of construction.
It is important to understand that the construction phase is a very fluid process, but once all the walls are complete we call this stage ‘Plate High’.
Frequently Asked Questions
Face bricks are only made with one external face therefore inside the garage it is standard practice that the second face is visible. This ensures the more aesthetic face is seen on the exterior of your home.
Vanadium stains are a thin film on the surface of light coloured bricks that weather away with time. They result from the vanadium salts naturally present in most clay materials used to produce light coloured bricks. They are left on the surface of bricks as excess water migrating through the brick during the bricklaying process dries out.
These stains are neither harmful, nor permanent and do not indicate a defect in the product. They are a thin film on the surface on the brick or paver and will fade with time or the removal can be quickened with chemical treatment.