I've started planning the roof structure so I went and bought some 100mm by 47mm sawn timber. The joist will be cut off - I have marked the wood so that the soffit (the piece of wood on which the gutter is fitted) can be added.
The joists are made for building as they are preserved using Tanialith 'e' and strength graded. We laid the joists out on the roof and carefully measured each one to get the wall plate notches in the correct positions. The last job of the day was to cut the ends of the joists so that the soffit board can be attached. I used a line with all the joists in place to make sure that all the ends of the joists are aligned. The next job is place the horizontal 100mm x 50mm ceiling joists, though the weather forecast is rain tomorrow so I might have to have a day off!
Monday, 28th May: I put in most of the ceiling rafters today, though I need to buy three more joists tomorrow before I can do any more. It's been pouring with rain all day but at least with the tarpaulin up I can do all the roof work in the dry.
I added 'noggins' 550mm noggins between the joists and added joist hangers to the bottom of the joist to fix them in place on the wall plate.
Eying along the roof, they all seem to be in alignment since I moved the wall plate up that I screwed to the wall in the wrong place. I can now call in the Building regulations Surveyor and block in the gable end ready for tiling. I've spend all day building the gable end of the extension using blocks which will be eventually rendered and painted white. The outer gable wall is 50mm lower than the inside one so that I can place a length of 50 by 100 mm wood along the top.
I plan to pick up the 25 by 38mm tile battons and the 900 reclaimed clay roof tiles tomorrow. The location of your brick oven is very important, therefore we recommend you to consult the local building codes before starting the project. If you want to get the job done in a professional manner, you have to make the plans from the very beginning. Smart tip: Building a brick barbecue adjacent to the outdoor bread oven is a good idea, as you will enhance the look of your construction, while keeping costs at a decent level.
Building the base of the brick oven is not hard if you use quality concrete blocks, the right mortar and a spirit level.
Pour the concrete in the form and hit gently the sides of the form to remove the pockets of air (or use a concrete vibrator). Smart Tip: Level the countertop with a straight edge, by pushing it along the sides of the form, using zig-zag moves.
Lay the cooking floor of the bread oven, using refractory bricks and build the brick walls of the barbecue, using regular bricks.
The opening of the entrance should be around 1′ wide, but you can adjust its width and height according to your needs and tastes. As you can notice in the image, at the top of the oven’s entrance there is a hole to let the smoke out. In order to save material and get a better design, we will construct a common chimney for both the oven and brick barbecue. On the other hand, you also have to build the channel to direct the smoke from the brick oven to the chimney.
If you aim for a traditional design, you should let the bricks exposed, otherwise you could install stone. In addition, you should also cover the countertop with flagstone, marble or granite, in order to get an unique design. After you have finished the brick oven and barbecue, using our free plans, you should let the mortar dry out for at least one week, before making the first fire and backing bread.
If you want to protect the construction against rain or snow, you could build a basic wooden roof and cover it with asphalt singles.
If you want to get the job done quicker, you could try to build a brick pizza oven and a stove. Thank you for reading our article about brick oven plans and we recommend you to check out the rest of our projects. Adding stone pavers and some moss gives this shed entry a old world flair.Stop on by for ideas on shed plans or other shed building topics.
As compared to light constructions, a brick house will store the heat and radiate it slowly during the night. A brick house will also have a better sound insulation, as compared to timber frame constructions. Building a brick house by yourself is impossible in most of the cases, as the amount on work needed is over your physical capacity. Smart tip: Building a house with bricks and concrete has many advantages over the timber frame system. Work with great care and with good judgement, as to get the job done in a professional manner. If you cannot handle these procedures by yourself, you should hire a qualified team of builders.
The Pvc windows come in a large variety of shapes, colors and designs, so that you can choose the one which fit your needs and tastes best. Smart tip: From our experience, we recommend you to mark the location of the electric cables and pipes in a notebook, to avoid accidents when driving in screws to the walls (hanging a picture or a cabinet). Step 20: After you have applied the texture paint on the polystyrene insulation, you should dissemble the scaffolding and continue the work by installing the front door and the interior doors. Remember that a brick house has many advantages as compared to light constructions, but you have to put a lot of effort in order to obtain a great result.

If you can afford, we recommend you to pour a thin layer of self leveling screed to make the floor perfectly horizontal. Thank you for reading our article on how to build a brick house and we recommend you to check out the rest of our project. There are great options for you to improve your living space without having to buy a new house. I used the 3 metre length (the roof joists will be 150mm by 47mm) to determine the angle of the roof. Building a brick oven and a barbecue is a dream which can become reality if you use plans that suits your needs and follow our step by step guidelines. In most of the cases, you have to place the oven and bbq far away from inflammable substances. Therefore, you should decide the dimensions and design of the brick oven to ease the building process. From our experience, building these two constructions together is easier and will decrease costs up to 50%, as compared to making the brick oven and barbecue in different locations. Therefore, you have to use batter boards and string to lay to foundation on the selected location. Meanwhile, you should mark the layout of the base on the foundation and select the best concrete blocks. Place concrete blocks at the beginning and end of the row and use a string to align the rest of them. After you have completed the base of the brick oven and barbecue, you should install the form for the concrete ceiling.
Work with great care and secure the sides of the form with screws (it will be easier to remove the boards). We recommend you to tie the rebars with construction wire and to place the whole structure on spacers, at least 1-2” from the formwork. Mix thoroughly 3 parts cement, 2 parts sand, 4 parts gravel and water until you get a compound wit the consistency of cream.
Work with patience and with great care, and use a spirit level to make sure the walls are plumb and the cooking floor is perfectly horizontal.
The temperatures developed inside the brick oven are very high, therefore a cement base mortar won’t resist. Remember that you should also build the arched entrance to the bread oven, therefore we recommend you to use a polystyrene or plywood template. As you can see in the image, you have to lay the bricks over the lintel, therefore make sure it is locked firmly into position.
If don’t plan to apply stone over the bricks, we recommend you to clean the mortar off the bricks, with a damp sponge.
Therefore, choose the material to fit with the rest of the brick oven and install the stones, using cement based mortar.
Tap the pieces of stone into place with a rubber mallet, making sure you leave even gaps between them. As you can see, they have a similar design, as the materials required for the job are: bricks, stone and concrete blocks. Don’t forget to LIKE and SHARE our articles with your friends by using the social media widgets. It has a large set of double doors that easily allow large tools like riding lawn mowers and snow blowers to move in and out with room to spare. Building a brick house has many advantages as compared to timber frame homes, as it is more resistant to fire, floods and storms. Therefore, due to its unique features a brick house will be easier to maintain and you will spend less money on the heating bills. The concrete floors and the brick walls just stop the sounds better than drywall partitions do.
Nevertheless, you can decrease the labor costs if you carry out some task by yourself, such as supervising the workers and making sure the construction process goes smoothly. A brick house needs a sturdy foundation, therefore you have to dig deep trenches and install a rigid structure of reinforcing bars. If you want to keep costs as low as possible, you could mix the concrete by yourself with a power mixer. Nevertheless, you should leave it for about one week and then you can build the brick walls.
In this manner, the concrete stairs will bond to the ceiling and increase the rigidity of your house. Use a spirit level to make sure the walls are perfectly plumb and a tape measure to check if the measurements are accurate. As you can see in the image, you need to install a dense net of rebars and beams over the walls. Next, you have to fasten wooden boards to the beams, making sure they are in great condition (they should not be cracked, curved or chipped). From our experience, we can assert that building a brick house is not an easy job especially if you don’t have any expertise in the field. Each of these approaches has its own advantages and disadvantages (the metal shingles are more durable), but you should choose the one which fits you needs and budget. If you don’t like their aspect, you could install pricier windows, with a more exquisite look. Create grooves in the brick walls and fit the electric cables and the water pipes inside them.
Use a power mixer to prepare cement render and cover the walls till you obtain a nice finish.
The installation of polystyrene sheets will improve the thermal insulation of your house, while keeping costs under control. Therefore, you have to use the right mix of concrete for each job, follow the plans and take accurate measurements.

Screeding a floor is not difficult if you use a straight edge and a large level, to make sure the floor is perfectly horizontal. Don’t forget to share our articles with your friends, by using the social media widgets.
In this project we will show you how to choose the location of the brick oven and bbq, how to build the base and the bread dome. In addition, you are not allowed to build your brick oven near fences or the windows of your neighbors houses.
You have many alternatives, so you can use bricks and concrete to build the brick oven, or you can apply decorative stone to enhance the look. Therefore, we recommend you to take into account this option, as it will not only improve the look of your outdoor kitchen, but it will also make it more practical.
The elevation of the foundation should be higher than 10 inches, as to protect the base of the oven from rain and snow.
In order to mix the concrete, use the following recipe: 2 parts cement, 3 parts sand, 4 parts gravel and water. The procedure is straight-forward, just pull the straight edge along the form, like sawing.
In addition, the brick houses have a better thermal efficiency as the large bricks store the heat and then radiate it slowly into the rooms during the cold winter nights. In addition, if you choose to insulate the walls with polystyrene sheets, you will increase the thermal efficiency of your bricks house. Although building brick partitions might be more expensive and time consuming as compared to timber frames, it pays off the investment if you like privacy. Before building the concrete foundation, you have to thoroughly prepare the site, by cleaning the plant material. We recommend you to read as much as possible about building a brick house before starting the project, as you will avoid many costly mistakes. This aspects might look minor, but we can assure you they make the difference on the long run. Consult a qualified structural engineer to determine the depth of the footings (according to the soil structure) and the needed amount of rebars. Nevertheless, it will take longer and the concrete wouldn’t have the same quality as the one from your local company (they add special additives to enhance the concrete rigidity).
After you have lain six rows of bricks, you should use metal ties to secure the wall to the pillars. If you can afford, we recommend you to rent adjustable metal posts, as they will secure the ceiling formwork better.
Use the right mix of concrete for every job, otherwise the foundation and the ceiling might crack over time. In addition, we recommend you to place a plastic foil under the reinforcing structure, otherwise the concrete juice would leak through the gaps between the wooden boards.
Take accurate measurements and follow the plans, otherwise you would spend a great amount of money to fix the issues.
From our experience, we recommend you to install Pvc windows, as they are very durable, easy to maintain and insulate your house properly. There are cases in which you could apply the plaster directly over the brick walls, but in most of the cases it is advisable to cement render the walls first. If you use quality and efficient bricks, there are situations in which you don’t have to add the insulation layer, but in most of the cases the polystyrene sheets will decrease the heating costs during winter by 30-50%.
In most of the cases, the layer of screed should be around 2”, as to cover the irregularities and the cables, but you can adjust it to fit your needs.
From our experience, we recommend you to choose the best materials you can afford, as you will notice the difference on the long term. From our own experience, we recommend you to take into account placing the construction under the shade of a big tree, to enjoy the hot summer days together with your family and friends. It all depends on your tastes, budget and creativity, as you can build stunning ovens even with a low budget. Adding double glaze windows and a proper preparation for the cold season will further enhance your house insulation and decrease the heating costs. If the ground water is very close to the surface of the site, you should install a drainage system, otherwise the concrete foundation will be damaged by the moist soil. In addition, it is easier to maintain a brick house as it doesn’t rotten nor it is affected by termites, as in the case of a wooden house. This process is time consuming, but if you understand the basic techniques, you will get the job done in a professional manner. Use a spirit level to make sure the walls are perfectly plumb. Nevertheless, it would be best to consult a structural engineer, if you have no experience in this field. Use the 3-4-5 rule to make sure the corners of the foundation are right-angled.
In terms of costs, nowadays building a brick house is very close to the construction of a timber frame home. The only thing which requires your attention is to freshen up the look of your house by applying new a coat of paint every 3-5 years. If you use the right techniques, the exterior finish will resist for many years, just make sure you use quality materials. Nevertheless, if you want to undertake the construction on your own, you will save a significant amount of money therefore you should invest them in quality materials. If you build your brick house correctly, you will enjoy its conform for many years, as it will resist against windstorms and earthquakes.
Enjoy!Details like divided light windows, goose neck light and a steeper pitch roof add character and charm.

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