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Construction Guidelines for Clay Masonry

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Construction Guidelines for Clay Masonry

Think Brick Australia - Technical Manual 10 - provides guidance for the construction of clay masonry in buildings. Page 14 of the Manual refers to the problem of using Fire Clay as a mortar workability additive and states;  "As the dose of clay increases, the bond strength reduces markedly (see Figure 3). Hence, the use of fire clay is not permitted as a mortar additive under Clause 11.4.2.4 of AS 3700-2011"

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