Don’t you find brick walls fascinating? I’ve been staring at this brick wall for hours.
Did you know?
- There are 391 bricks used for just one bedroom wall.
- That weighs more than 2 tonne! Or about 3 adult cows! Let’s say, accounting for a doorway and windows, 10 adult cows are responsible for holding up the slab of the second floor above the bedroom. I reckon they can do it. (Can you tell I’m a country girl?)
- Typically, the height of a brick plus one layer of mortar equates to 86 mm, and is known as “one course of bricks”. Our bricks are 2 courses high.
- In Western Australia, we love to build double brick walls. Two layers of bricks, with insulation in between. It keeps the Big, Bad Wolf out.
- You can just about have any colour brick you like these days. Our bricks are red (probably due to the iron ore content in local clay). They are not very pretty. They’ll be covered up on the outside by render and on the inside by plaster.
Here’s what’s been going on since the slab was poured 5 weeks ago:
Bricks and windows were delivered:
The brickies got started:
I’m thrilled with the progress. When I pop by Western Australia in January, I’ll be able to walk through the ground floor rooms. I must go and put my measuring tape and a piece of chalk in my suitcase.