How many of us haven’t sighed at the rich texture of a nicely finished exposed brick wall, not knowing exactly where its rough and sophisticated appeal comes from? Could it be the refined Neo-Gothic churches? Could it be the mysterious appeal of the architecture in the Victorian age, when even the factories would receive this romantic allure in red or brown brick that ages so well to this day?
And while not all of us live in a house of bricks by default, building a brick wall as a stylish partition or giving an ordinary wall a more or less aged brick look is becoming easier with the aid of technology.
by Marie Burgos Design
by Todd Davis Architecture
Using Real Brick
But first, let’s see how the real deal is done. While erecting a wall used to be a test that would separate men from boys, technology strives to make it easier. There are tools that calculate the amount of bricks you need according to the planned size, and you can consider a good thumb rule to be a number of 60 bricks for one single-layered square meter.
The good thing about building an indoor partition wall is the fact that you don’t need to dig and fill in a foundation. However, you will need to remove your floor finish to the screed. Select a good quality brick and get going. You can choose to mix mortar or buy already mixed mortar with just the right strength. If it’s about being a big wall, use a concrete mixer to make your life easier and just add water. Using enough mortar and placing the bricks correctly in relation to one another is just about the whole drill.