Brick Glossary

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Lateral Support

Means whereby walls are braced either vertically or horizontally by columns, pilasters, cross walls, beams, floors, roofs, etc.


The section of a wall built up and racked back on successive courses. A line is attached to leads as a guide for constructing a wall between them.

Lime Putty

Hydrated lime in plastic form ready for addition to mortar.

Lime, Hydrated

Quicklime to which sufficient water has been added to convert the oxides to hydroxides.


A beam placed over an opening in a wall.