The little building pictured, measuring approximately 5m², was not only built for the purpose of the SABS test, but also to see how quick a building labourer could learn how to use the Brick Easy System. The SABS test was successful on all the requirements and parameters and a Certificate was issued. With a little bit of supervision, the three building labourers were able to lay six hundred bricks in the first hour, and two hours later the job was completed. When the time came to demolish the little building, I used a two and a half ton fork lift with a weight of four tons. I pointed the forks two brick courses from the top of the building, kept a distance of half a meter from the building and proceeded to impact the forks against the wall. However, there was no sign of movement and no cracks were noted. Only on the second attempt at the top brick course of the building did I manage to dislodge some bricks. I could not continue using the fork lift for fear of damaging it, and I opted for an air-driven breaker which still took a long time to eventually demolish the building.
It is very easy to build the English Bond with the Brick Easy system. The bricklayer can work quickly and easily as the profile is a strong, level guide to lay the brick against. We built a couple of courses to show how easy it is to use half bricks with the system. The sturdy profile provides the line and level to ensure that the joints and gaps are filled. By adding some brick force, one can build a wall comparable to a wall built with full bricks. Once the profile jig has been shaped to the required design and mounted onto the elevator, it is almost the same as building in a straight line. There is some mortar deposit which looks messy however, the builder has enough time to collect it for re-use, and still complete the bricklaying work in less time than the conventional method.
• Place the Profile in line with the wall to be built
• Put the Post which is held up using the Stays next to the Profile
• Fix the Reg with the clamp onto the Post
• Attach Elevator Car Pinion onto the Reg and clamp Roller bolted at the side.
• Fix Profile to the Elevator Car Pinion, setting the gauges to be marked on the Post.
Check the verticality and levels. The little lever on the Elevator Car Pinion is there to disengage the Elevator car to the Post, to set the profile level and to be able to raise the Reg to continue to the next course of bricks. This is done by connecting the Elevator Car to the Post, loosening the Reg clamp and then fixing the Reg at a higher level (See photos)