Thickness of Walls

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Learn about the thickness of wall in masonry with this video

This curriculum on masonry is intended to generate a practical interest in masonry.

Music Dan-O at Danosongs.com / Incompetech.com

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In this video you will learn how to identify the Thickness of walls.

Brick walls may be built with varying thicknesses no matter what bonds are used to build them.

The thickness of a wall is chosen keeping in mind a few important factors.

Depending on the dampness and temperature of the location, the thickness of walls can help provide adequate insulation to a structure.

The load-bearing requirements of a building must also be considered when planning the thickness of walls.

Last, but not least, the budget of the project will have the primary say in the thickness of the wall, as the mason can only build using the materials they have available to them.

The thickness of a wall is noted by how it correlates to the length of a single brick.

A Half Brick Wall has a thickness equal to a brick split halfway along its length.

A Full Brick Wall has a thickness equal to the length of a single full brick.

A One-and-a-Half Brick Wall has a thickness equal to the combined length of a full and a half brick.

A Two-Brick Wall has a thickness equal to the combined length of two bricks.

The majority of brick walls are built between one and three bricks’ thickness.

You have now learned to identify the Thickness of walls.

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