Brickwork forms an integral part of hard landscaping features throughout the public realm on both commercial and residential sites. We owe a lot to the skill of bricklayers in creating beautiful brick facades.
The difference in scale of brickwork and buildings varies immensely from simple, low level boundary walls, built to basic ‘rule of thumb’ tradition, to more elaborate walls of different plan forms requiring detailed structural calculations. In all cases the design and selection of the brick type should consider the durability of the wall in relation to the exposure of the site. So when you see design defects and poor workmanship, like in the picture, they tend to stand out.