Facing bricksOld Brugghe

Technical data sheets

Color description
The colour is grey-beige, beige-brown with a few pastel accents.
Manufacturing dimensions (L x W x H)
ca. 220x72x52 mm (LxWxH)
Quantity / m² with a traditional joint
68 (12 mm)
size 2
ca. 212x101x65 mm (LxWxH)
Quantity / m² with a traditional joint
58 (12 mm)

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Dehullu Architecten scores with rustic brick in modern design

Dehullu Architecten scores with rustic brick in modern design

34 classy social housing units with a contemporary look

Dehullu Architecten won the competition to build 34 social housing units in the Losschaert zone in Zwevegem. This pilot project for water management fits in with the vision of the intercommunal Leiedal.


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Reference list Old Brugghe
Postal code City Street Bond Joint Joint colour Window Roofing Remarks
3798 's-Gravenvoeren Tienhofstraat Random bond 12 mm
1730 Asse Heedstraat 5 Random bond 12 mm
9840 Balegem Gootje 45 Random bond 10 mm
9790 Elsegem Neerbeekstraat links van 7 Random bond 10 mm
9551 Erpe Mere Duinaartweg - Grote Zadelweg Stretcher bond 12 mm
8530 Harelbeke Burgemeester Lanneaustraat 22 Random bond 12 mm
9550 Herzele Provincieweg 133-139 Random bond 12 mm
9770 Kruishoutem Tramstatie Random bond 12 mm
9270 Laarne Nonstraat 1 Random bond 12 mm
9680 Maarkedal Louise Mariestraat 12 Random bond 10 mm
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How to Install ?

Preparation of the construction site

Quality brickwork starts with the proper storage of the materials. Provide a firm level base so that bricks are not in contact with rain and/or dirt.  
As clay is a natural material, successive production runs of the same kind of bricks may present colour variations and size tolerances.
The following precautions will help minimizing this:
  • Always order the full amount of bricks required for a specific site. In this way, the entire order can be made during one production run.
  • Try to have the full order supplied at one time. If this creates several deliveries, always mix a number of packs from the previous delivery with a number of packs from the new delivery. This procedure is especially recommended in case of re-order or for an additional order.
  • Take bricks diagonally across the pack.
  • Draw and use bricks from at least five different packs.
  • For setting out, use bricks from the delivery made to the site in question. Do not exclusively use the theoretical dimensions of the brick, or samples previously supplied, or different production run from that intended for the site.
  • As soon as the bricks arrive on site, check delivery tickets and certificates against the specification and order. Also check that there are no visible inconsistencies with the order.
  • Do not lay bricks in freezing weather or protect the ‘fresh’ masonry with insulating mats in order to avoid frost damage to the mortar.
  • In the case of prolonged dry hot weather, lightly dampen the newly laid brickwork to stop the mortar drying and curing too quickly.
  • Do not lay bricks in precipitation in order to prevent mortar from running on the wall.

Avoid Efflorescence

Brickwork is sometimes marred by white bloom. This efflorescence is usually caused because bricklaying is done under unfavourable weather conditions. The necessary protective measures are often not implemented due to a tight schedule and fast building pace. In very wet conditions, water in soluble substances can result in efflorescence on the surface. In spring as well as autumn, after a wet period (when the brickwork has dried again), soluble substances can rise to the surface as a result of moisture transport. After evaporation of the water, a white bloom is left behind. (Source: Efflorescence on brickwork – Heidelberg Cement Group)
Efflorescence on brickwork is always likely to occur. There is no brick - or combination of a certain brick with a specific mortar - that is absolutely efflorescence-free. By taking a few simple precautions, the risk of efflorescence can be reduced.
  • During and after laying, protect the newly built brickwork for a height of at least 60 cm - but ensure there is airspace between the brick face and the waterproof covering.
  • Provisionally install rainwater down pipes to avoid saturation of the newly laid brickwork
  • Never lay bricks in driving rain conditions