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Part 7

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
Drawings depicting details of damp proof courses, weepholes, lintels, roof ties to
walls, etc. are supplemented by specifications used to translate designs into physical
reality.
Detailing is therefore an important link between good design and quality construction.
The construction details that follow are examples of sound acceptable practice.

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External brick cavity wall and


surface bed junction

External brick wall and


surface bed junction

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Internal footing

Internal footing

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New wall joined to an existing wall

Internal footing

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Facebrick externally with quarry tile sill


for brick wall

Typical detail of a hardwood window


at sill level in brick wall

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Facebrick externally with timber window frame


and quarry tile sill for cavity wall

Facebrick externally steel window frame


and quarry tile sill for cavity wall

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External brick wall with quarry tile


window sill (hardwood window)

External brick wall with quarry tile


window sill (steel window)

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Facebrick with bullnose sill externally for


brick wall (steel window)

Facebrick with brick sill externally for


cavity wall (steel window)

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Steel window with plaster external sill


in brick wall

Facebrick with brick sill externally for


cavity wall (sliding aluminium window)

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Typical r.c. column / brick wall junction


with vertical joints

External cavity wall construction at


junction with r.c. balcony slab

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Placement of dpc in two leaf brick wall

Section of brick wall joined to concrete column

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Brick Lintel for facebrick external wall


(steel window)

Brick lintel for an external plaster finished


brick wall

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Brick lintel for an external facebrick wall

Brick lintel for an external cavity wall

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Brick on edge (soldier course) lintel for


cavity wall

Brick lintel for facebrick external wall


(steel window)

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Brick lintel for facebrick external wall


(steel window)

Double precasT concrete lintel for plastered


external brick wall (aluminium window)

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Typical r.c. column / brick cavity wall junction


with vertical joints

Typical detail galvanised steel strap


fixing wall to r.c. column / brick wall

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Brick on edge lintel for facebrick


external wall (steel window)

Typical r.c. column / brick cavity wall


junction with vertical joints

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