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Beyond the guarantee of solidity and durability that it offers, the brick opens many architectural possibilities, thanks to an infinite variety of layouts, finishes and aspects.

Brick masonry: which type of installation to choose?

Any brick assembly requires an implementation that ensures the strength of the work. For both technical and aesthetic reasons, vertical joints are not superimposed on several rows. The staggered joint arrangement offers a better load distribution. Before choosing your equipment, recognize the different types of devices.

Boutisse, panneresse and mulot

Boutisse, panneresse and mulot

A device is said in "endisse" when the smallest face of the brick is in facing a wall, and "panneresse" when one sees its longest face.
The half-brick, or "mulot", corresponds to a brick intersected in its length (25 x 5.8 x 5.5 cm). From these elements, multiple combinations are possible to build walls and siding.

Regular devices

Regular devices

Laying in load with offset of half a brick at each row (regular apparatus).

Brick masonry: which type of installation to choose?: installation

Laying a pair of dressings per seat, with an offset amount of a quarter of a brick.

English equipment

English equipment

Laying a row in a bunch and a rank in panneress with integration of a field mouse (English device).

Flemish equipment

Flemish equipment

Alternate installation of headers and stresses with integration of a field mouse (Flemish apparatus).

Vertical switchgear

Vertical switchgear

Laying a row of header on a row of stresses with mulot for offset joints (vertical device).

Crossed equipment

Crossed equipment

Alternate application of header and panneresses from one row to the other (crossed apparatus).

Diagonal switchgear

Diagonal switchgear

Laying a row of headers on a row of draperies with a header to form a diagonal.

Checkerboard equipment

Checkerboard equipment

Offset placement of rows consisting of panneresses and alternate alternating squares.

Other aesthetic equipment

Other aesthetic equipment

Offset placement (1/2 mulot) of rows consisting of alternating squats and mice.


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