Facing bricksLinea 3016

Technical data sheets

Color description
The colour of the body is coral to brown-red with nuances.
Manufacturing dimensions (L x W x H)
ca. 240x115x38 mm (LxWxH)
Quantity / m² with a traditional joint
80 (12 mm)
Number / m² with a thin joint
93 (6 mm)

case studie Linea 3016

Jack Woolley's "Spiral House" with linea 3016

Jack Woolley's "Spiral House" with linea 3016

Winner of the RIBA Viewpoint competition (RIBA Journal; Sept. 2015)

The site in Balham, abandoned for the past 15 years and overrun by Japanese knotweed, was originally the garden of a neighbouring building. It made the ground works complicated but the site unappealing to developers and hence affordable.

Functional detailing in brickwork with ‘linea 3016’

Functional detailing in brickwork with ‘linea 3016’

Distinctive yet modest architecture

At first glance, there is nothing that immediately strikes you about this home with its coral-red brickwork. A lot of houses are brick-built and a lot also have the same orange-red colouring.
However it is the floating carport, asymmetrical design and specific detailing in the brickwork that make this modest house so distinctive.

A house in harmony with nature: the essential role of the facing brick in a modern, modest appearance

A house in harmony with nature: the essential role of the facing brick in a modern, modest appearance

Horizontal lines surrounded by green

In mid-2017, Engel architects were commissioned to create a design for a house on a plot in the Trompenberg residential area in Hilversum, in a wooded area on the edge of the village.


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Reference list Linea 3016
Postal code City Street Bond Joint Joint colour Window Roofing Remarks
8906 Aalst Disgenaatdreef Random bond 6 mm
2630 Aartselaar Wouwersveld 11 Random bond 6 mm
1017 HX Amsterdam Kerkstraat 403 Random bond 10 mm
4160 Anthisnes Rue Hestruex 97 Random bond
9890 Asper Hulstraat 7 Random bond 6 mm
9401 SK Assen Witterstraat 29 Random bond with strike-through joint 12 mm
5721 GV Asten Kerkstraat 10 Random bond
1320 Beauvechain Rue de Wavre 30 Random bond 6 mm
1852 Beigem Meerstraat 169 Random bond 6 mm
5571 TJ Bergeijk Stökskesweg 64 Random bond 6 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