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Bricks To Build A House - WOODFORDE, John

Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1976, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good

The story of the brick begins with sundried, mud bricks formed with hands alone. John Wodeforde describes bricks and brickmaking in the ancient world and in Europe and America; he gives a comprehensive account of brickmaking in Britain up to the present time. He describes the properties of bricks, including those of the unique fletton brick, manufactured by London Brick Company which makes half the clay bricks used in Britain.The story ends as it began, with mud bricks; for at the British Building Research Establishment there have been experiments on stablising an ancient material which still provides shelter for over half the world's population.

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