Plastered Solid Brick

This page belongs to the 'plaster masonry'. This is about brickwork to typical 'old buildings' that were built before 1930 and usually consist of solid bricks, ie from 'full' bricks without inner formed holes. In such walls are all assembled kits of FassadenGrün fully applicable if not dealing with special plasters. If necessary, problems can occur such as dry holes and require correction. See below for information.

Properties of Plastered Masonry

Plastered masonry on solid bricks can be found particularly in buildings from the period far before 1930, but also to have older homes and such until about 1930. It is characterized by the massive bricks without formed holes. From about 1930 bricks were increasingly fitted with holes, at first mainly to make it easier to build and to save material. Plastered walls with such hollow bricks are considered separately. When constructing before 1850 it can be expected that even the truss is under the plaster, to learn more among age-old stonework, see below.

Plaster layers of solid brick buildings usually have about 2 cm thickness. With profiles ie. But it can also be twice as much, and more. Then under 'special plasters'. Old, friable joints are problematic sometimes because cement was once precious and the mortar was sometimes only mixed sparingly - see Ancient Masonry.

Suitable wall bracket, anchors and drill

Basically all 5 constructions are suitable with their standard mounts, the Easy construction only partly suitable, as shown already under 'General'. All drill bits offered are suitable. For highly brittle old plaster non- expansion anchors are preferable (bonds with bonding mortar), i.e. the plastic anchors glued and then the brackets are screwed into it.

Holes in plaster solid brick

Test the plaster initially on sustainability by tapping gently to it - hollow sounding bodies must be rehabilitated if necessary. Keep in mind, from what depth you encounter the bearing stone layer. If the plaster layer thicker than 2 cm, see Supplementary Notes for special cleaning. After piercing the plaster layer one can see the solid brick by the color of the drilling dust visible that now takes place with an optimum bore. Please note our whole drill bit assortment and also to notes on drilling.

Building solid brick, about the beginning of the 20th century, growth wires in Medium construction 'Classic', wild vines
"Gründerzeit" buildings (since 1871)
Old masonry from solid bricks, smoothly plastered and one wall side still without plastering
Solid brick masonry with greenery
Vines in the winter on a building with natural stone finishes
Plastered rustication