Facing bricksLinea 3007

Linea 3007

Technical Information

Color description
The colour is black-brown with nuances and the colour of the body is red-brown.
Manufacturing dimensions (L x W x H)
ca. 240x115x38 mm (LxWxH)
Quantity / m² with a traditional joint
ca. 80 (12 mm)
Number/m² with a thin joint
ca. 95 (6 mm)

case studie Linea 3007

Linea 3007 blends in beautifully with wooded surroundings

Linea 3007 blends in beautifully with wooded surroundings

Villa looks splendid thanks to special visual language

The house is situated in a green neighbourhood in Kampenhout, Flemish Brabant. The villa is surrounded by indigenous valuable trees and behind the plot runs a brook that can flood several times a year: two challenges for the architect.  

Hand-made Linea 3007 facing brick is the perfect match with the natural surroundings

Hand-made Linea 3007 facing brick is the perfect match with the natural surroundings

Generously proportioned contemporary villa that gives a nod to old farmhouse

This project has provided a home for a couple and their guests in the middle of an impressive green environment. The distinguishing features of the house are two large pitched volumes that are in stark contrast with the surrounding level ground but perfectly offset against the tall trees.  

References

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Reference list Linea 3007
Postal code City Street Style and description Joint Joint colour Window Roofing Remarks
9880 Aalter Charlestonstraat 36 6 mm
9880 Aalter Sterrewijk 48 6 mm
7750 Amougies Rue des Marais 52 6 mm
2000 Antwerpen St Michielstraat 7 6 mm
9960 Assenede Molenbosstraat 2 12 mm
9200 Baasrode Kier 7 6 mm
9255 Balen Brandstraat rechts van 12 6 mm
2490 Balen Molenveld 48 12 mm
2490 Balen Oude Molsebaan 5 6 mm
9520 Bavegem Benedenstraat 68 6 mm
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ProcessingTips

Preparation of the construction site

Quality brickwork starts with the proper storage of the materials. Provide a firm level base to so that bricks are not in contact with rain and/or dirt.  
As clay is a natural material, successive production runs of the same kind of bricks may present colour variations and size tolerances.
The following precautions will help minimizing this:
  • Always order the full amount of bricks required for a specific site. In this way, the entire order can be made during one production run.
  • Try to have the full order supplied at one time. If this creates several deliveries, always mix a number of packs from the previous delivery with a number of packs from the new delivery. This procedure is especially recommended in case of re-order or for an additional order.
  • Take bricks diagonally across the pack.
  • Draw and use bricks from at least five different packs.
  • For setting out, use bricks from the delivery made to the site in question. Do not exclusively use the theoretical dimensions of the brick, or samples previously supplied, or different production run from that intended for the site.
  • As soon as the bricks arrive on site, check delivery tickets and certificates against the specification and order. Also check that there are no visible inconsistencies with the order.
  • Do not lay bricks in freezing weather or protect the ‘fresh’ masonry with insulating mats in order to avoid frost damage to the mortar.
  • In the case of prolonged dry hot weather, lightly dampen the newly laid brickwork to stop the mortar drying and curing too quickly.
  • Do not lay bricks in precipitation in order to prevent mortar from running on the wall.

Avoid Efflorescence

Brickwork is sometimes marred by white bloom. This efflorescence is usually caused because bricklaying is done under unfavourable weather conditions. The necessary protective measures are often not implemented due to a tight schedule and fast building pace. In very wet conditions, water in soluble substances can result in efflorescence on the surface. In spring as well as autumn, after a wet period (when the brickwork has dried again), soluble substances can rise to the surface as a result of moisture transport. After evaporation of the water, a white bloom is left behind. (Source: Efflorescence on brickwork – Heidelberg Cement Group)
 
Efflorescence on brickwork is always likely to occur. There is no brick - or combination of a certain brick with a specific mortar - that is absolutely efflorescence-free. By taking a few simple precautions, the risk of efflorescence can be reduced.
  • During and after laying, protect the newly built brickwork for a height of at least 60 cm - but ensure there is airspace between the brick face and the waterproof covering.
  • Provisionally install rainwater down pipes to avoid saturation of the newly laid brickwork
  • Never lay bricks in driving rain conditions