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Bowers - 70 Series

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Bowers Brick - 70 Series

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Please allow an extra 6% on your order for possible cutting, breakages or freight damage.

You will need: of your selected tile size – if you add an extra 6%.

70 Series Brick

Classic Brick
230x70x76mm

Coverage approx 48.0m2

Standard Brick
220x150x70mm

Coverage approx 27.2m2

Standard Corner Brick (POA)
220x150x70mm

Plateau Brick (POA)
450x150x70mm
Coverage approx 13.6m2

Standard Brick: 336 bricks fit on 1x pallet
Standard Brick Corners: 280 bricks fit on 1x pallet
Classic Brick: 552 bricks fit on 1x pallet


Standard Colours are:

• Mist
• Pewter
• Wheat
• Tea
• Iron Sands
• Mocha
• Red

Premier Colours: (POA)

• Antique Cream
• Midnight
• Ice

Available in Shot Blasted and Honed as an option.

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PLEASE ALLOW AN EXTRA 6% IN YOUR ORDER FOR POSSIBLE CUTTING, BREAKAGES OR FREIGHT DAMAGE.

Purchase Options

Colour W L H
Bowers Brick - Red 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Mist 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Pewter 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Wheat 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Tea 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Iron Sands 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Mocha 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Red 230mm 76mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Mist 230mm 76mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Pewter 230mm 76mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Wheat 230mm 76mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Tea 230mm 76mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Iron Sands 230mm 76mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Mocha 230mm 76mm 70mm
Bowers Classic Brick - Paintable Grade 230mm 76mm 70mm
Bowers Classic Brick - Paintable Grade 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Red 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Mist 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Pewter 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Wheat 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Tea 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Iron Sands 220mm 150mm 70mm
Bowers Brick - Mocha 220mm 150mm 70mm

As with all Masonry products, to enhance the life and durability of the product we
recommend the use of a suitable exterior clear sealer.


Midnight and Ironsands bricks must be sealed to prevent fading, reduce the chance
of efflorescence and enhance the appearance. The use of a tinted sealer will give an
even greater depth of colour to black bricks.


Seal brickwork as soon as possible as per suppliers recommendations.
Any Efflorescence should be removed before sealing.

Bowers recommends colour matching your mortar to your brick colour.
Using a dark colour mortar with a light colour brick or light colour mortar with a dark
brick will cause the mortar to:


• Colour bleed into the brick & will highlight any imperfections in the veneer or the laying.
• Cause staining, giving the brick a patchy dirty look.

For example:
Premium white mortar looks best with the Ice coloured bricks & a black mortar needs to
be used with Midnight or Ironsands coloured bricks.


The Bricklayer must regularly sponge off thoroughly with clean water to prevent the
mortar staining the surface of the bricks.

Brick Veneers

As masonry brick veneers are manufactured using natural products, some variation in the shade/colour, texture
and size tolerations should be expected.


Texture can be open and porous looking to smooth and slick looking across the same batch. This is just a natural
occurrence in the manufacturing process.


Unusual discolouration patterns can be limited by blending the bricks. Should there be any concern regarding
significant colour variation laying should cease and the manufacturer contacted.

Bowers Midnight and Ironsands bricks, should be dry cut by the bricklayer to avoid slurry staining from a wet cut.
These variations make up part of the inherent beauty of brick.


Brick veneers for each job should come out of the same batch and you should blend vertically from at least three
pallets to blend colour and texture variations. A bricklayer should regularly step back and view the laid product
from a distance of 6.1m, to check the blending is acceptable.


A “Batch” is deemed to be:
• From which plant, it is manufactured &
• The date of manufacture. (this may be over consecutive days due to manufacturing limitations).
It is advised that you check the batch details on all pallets prior to commencing installation in case there has
been a loading error from the yard or your supplier. It is easier to remedy any issues before the work has
commenced.


It is also advised that you keep a copy of the batch details in case you run short of product.
During transportation bricks may rub together on the pallet. This can sometimes cause light rubbing on the face
of the bricks. Excessively rubbed bricks should be discarded or used for cuts.


Be selective when laying the brick veneers - put damaged or chipped bricks to one side and do not lay them in
highly visible areas i.e. near the front door.


Chips of varying sizes may be evident on the edges and corners of the bricks. Complete product breakage may
also occur during cartage, especially on long distance haulage or during unloading. These are an unavoidable
part of distributing and manufacturing any masonry product. Minor cracks and chips can occur but are not
recognised as brick defects.


Due to the nature of bricks no two bricks are the same and no brick is perfect when examined close-up.
ASTMC90 has been adopted as the industry standard for viewing brickwork from an aesthetic standpoint – A
workmanship quality standard is achieved if imperfections, including chips, are not visible when viewed from a
distance, of not less than 6.1m under diffused light as per ASTM C90.


ASTM C216-04 specifies that bricks must contain less than 5% visible cracking when viewed from a distance of
6.1m.
ASTM C216-15 for a general-purpose face brick (FBS textured) basically has the following requirements:
• Chips from the edge should not be deeper than 8mm
• Corner chips should not be deeper than 13mm.
When all the length of the chips is added up, that the total does not exceed 10% of the perimeter of the
brick face (as an example, the accumulative lengths of the chips for a 230mm x 75mm brick shall not
exceed 61mm).

It is important to discuss with your bricklayer the aesthetic look you are hoping to achieve with your brick veneer
and if possible, include them in your selection process.


We strongly advise that all parties involved in the construction process (builder, brick layer & client) are made
aware of and have read the Brick & Block Layers Federation of New Zealand, Brick Veneer Best Practice Guide.
http://www.bbfnz.co.nz/building-with-brick/brick-veneer-best-practice-guide

Product laid is deemed to be product accepted.

Efflorescence

Efflorescence is generally a “whitening” look on the surface of the brick veneer. It can vary in appearance from
a thin hazy layer which is sometimes confused as surface fading to a thick calcified white crust. It is a common
phenomenon experienced in a variety of degrees by all forms of product that has cement and should be
anticipated on any job.


Efflorescence occurs where excessive amounts of water enters a veneer that has soluble salts present. When the
water evaporates, the salts are then deposited on the surface of the veneer. Soluble salts can enter the veneer
from various sources:


• Mortar components, particularly cement.
• Soil or fill in contact with the wall.
• Sea spray in coastal areas.

We recommend that Veneer walls should be protected or covered from inclement weather during the construction
process to avoid the walls being saturated as this will promote efflorescence.

Persistent efflorescence may act as a warning sign that water is entering the wall through faulty copings,
flashings or pipes.


Why do we get Efflorescence?

When the cement reacts with water Calcium Hydroxide is formed. The Calcium Hydroxide migrates to the surface
of the brick through capillary action and forms Calcium Carbonate when it encounters Carbon Dioxide. The insoluble
Calcium Carbonate is essentially limestone.

Cleaning Efflorescence

The initial appearance of efflorescence (Primary) can be scrubbed off with a stiff plastic brush and some
detergent whilst it is still in its powdered form.


An alternative dry method is to brush the efflorescence loose and vacuum the deposit off and out of the pores.
If efflorescence is left on the wall for a period of time and is allowed to calcify (Secondary), it is extremely difficult
to remove.


To remove Secondary efflorescence, will require an acid wash or Green Acid “Guard it” and should be done by a
professional following the supplier’s recommendations.

Extracts are from www.bbfnz.co.nz “Brick Veneer Best Practice Guide”.

RECOMMENDATIONS

We recommend that this product is installed by a Licensed Building Practitioner, qualified in Brick & Block
Laying in accordance with NZS 4210. We recommend the use of Control Joints.

Refer to our full technical data sheet for more information at www.bowersbrothers.co.nz

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