Traditional Brickwork

Terrence Lee
Used in the British Isles since its twelfth-century reintroduction into England from the continent, brick remains the most versatile of all building materials, standing as testament to the often-sublime skills employed in its use for construction. Yet, despite growing interest in historic buildings and the need to conserve them, many remain under threat from the ravages of poor practice and modern inappropriate materials. Traditional Brickwork is an informative guide to working with traditional brick. Based on the author’s hands-on experience, it explains the manufacture and use of brick in England, revealing its characteristics and vulnerabilities. It also examines the survival of traditional brickwork and the practical methods to assess, construct, repair and maintain it, together with the necessary tools and materials. Featuring over 400 images, this helpful book will be of great interest to bricklayers, instructors and all interested in the use of traditional brickwork both past, present and future.
Traditional Brickwork by Terrence Lee

About the author

Terrence Lee began his career as a Royal Engineer, passing the City & Guilds Craft and Advanced Craft Certificates in bricklaying between 1987 and 1990. After a career in which Terrence participated in international construction projects, he took his degree in History, followed by a Master’s degree in Historic Environment Conservation at the University of Birmingham. Terrence teaches, trains and lectures in the field of traditional brickwork and carries out practical brickwork conservation projects. He is a Member of the City & Guilds Institute.

Press Reviews

Throughout the book, Lee’s own practical and academic knowledge shine through, making this a descriptive and easy-to-use guide that should be well-thumbed by all conservation professionals and conservation craftspeople.

- Harriet Devlin, IHBC Context