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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBO_4kPP4kI ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBO_4kPP4kI

Brick /2 inch cavity /block is a common form of construction here, and the cavities are often retro filled for thermal insulation rather than sound. ...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF1pHzGkSC4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF1pHzGkSC4
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Yes that's correct. Some plasterers might use...

Yes that's correct. Some plasterers might use 1/1/4 then 1/1/5. It depends on the situation and weather exposure etc.
Use a plastering sand rather than a bricklaying sand.
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With a rough wall it's best to Dub out the hollow...

With a rough wall it's best to Dub out the hollow bits first and then apply a stratch coat to level up the wall. The top coat can then be an even thickness ( about 6mm) which makes the floating up...
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If I was doing the job I would probably use a...

If I was doing the job I would probably use a bonding agent such as SBR on the cracked part and use a mix of concreting sand and Portland cement to fill in the gap.
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Looks like Tyrolean finish, which can be applied...

Looks like Tyrolean finish, which can be applied with a hand held flicker gun. There is a Tyrolean mix you can buy, but you can make your own with lime, cement and sand. The wetter you make it the...
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Install a Lintel | Brickwork...

Install a Lintel | Brickwork (http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/how-to/brickwork/install-a-lintel)

This may give you a few ideas.
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A general rule of thumb is that the mortar should...

A general rule of thumb is that the mortar should be a similar mix to the original.
If the original is a lime mortar containing no OPC, then a lime mortar should be used. Mortar should normally be...
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You can make angled squint or dogleg bricks by...

You can make angled squint or dogleg bricks by cutting a V section out of the brick and resin bonding the 2 pieces together. This is how some brick makers do it.
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This is the NHBC guide to mortar. Some...

This is the NHBC guide to mortar.
Some building sands are better than others. Ones with loam impurities are actually easier to work with.
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There are various ways of doing a job like this. ...

There are various ways of doing a job like this.
If you want a really neat joint showing at the base you need to trim the blocks where needed.
Another method is to bed some slate down as the bed...
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I'm a bricklayer by trade, but would struggle to...

I'm a bricklayer by trade, but would struggle to do a good job if the mortar wasn't right. I don't really like ready mixed bags. Getting a really good quality building sand is the key, and the...
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I'd be a bit worried about the quality of his...

I'd be a bit worried about the quality of his work if you had to tell him to run the blockwork in to the line.
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Looks like a kicker wall, which is usually cast...

Looks like a kicker wall, which is usually cast as part of the slab. Normally used as a starter for formwork when building a concrete wall.
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Number of courses depends on where the lintel is...

Number of courses depends on where the lintel is going. It needs to leave enough room to get the lintel in under it.
If you are taking out about 4ft width of brickwork one prop in the middle is...
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Support the brickwork above with a strongboy and...

Support the brickwork above with a strongboy and short prop. It's quite an easy job. Lintels usually only support the triangle of brickwork above them.
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Setting out for the cuts is the same as for an...

Setting out for the cuts is the same as for an arch.
Draw out the semi circle full size on a board and then mark out the bricks on the circle. Draw the bricks in from the striking point and you can...
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If the wires are attached to the pipes they are...

If the wires are attached to the pipes they are earth wires if the pipework becomes live from a faulty immersion heater or other fault.
Green and yellow wires are earth.
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Roughcasting gives a good weatherproof finish. ...

Roughcasting gives a good weatherproof finish.
Roughcast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roughcast)
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A lot of people are using old timber railway...

A lot of people are using old timber railway sleepers for retaining walls.

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I would use props every 3 ft with needles through...

I would use props every 3 ft with needles through the wall as shown here.
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He probably used cement/sand mortar with a red...

He probably used cement/sand mortar with a red dye added. You find with dyes that they fade after a while, so it probably started off much redder.
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There are special remedial ties that can be used...

There are special remedial ties that can be used for walls like this. You can get them for either masonry or timber inner walls that have a masonry external wall.
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