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A GC is managing construction of my new house and the brick sub started early this week. I have a bay projection which has angled walls. Before the work started my GC only asked me to pick the brick, mortar joint width and color. After they started doing the bay projection, something about the corner, shown in the first picture did not look right. I first determined that it is the fact that the seam is not perfectly straight and the bricks are slightly overlapping. I wanted to see how others do it and started looking around. Almost all angled walls that I found across the city have special "angled" bricks, which looks much better, as seen in the second picture. I am unhappy with the current look since after trying to correct the issue with a the crooked seam, they cut it with a saw but made it even wider. My questions are as follows:
1) Is there an industry standard on how this type of wall should be done?
2) Assuming that everyone is competent, who if anyone, should have raised the issue that angled bricks should be considered: a) architect when he was preparing the drawings, 2) GC when reviewing the drawings and telling me to go select materials, 3) The mason should have ask me how I want the corners done prior to starting, 4) myself, I should have looked at the houses in the area to realized that my house will need angled bricks. 5) nobody, since cutting every brick like was done is also a legitimate way of doing this.
3) I will call the brick place tomorrow to find if they even have the angled brick in my color, but if you were me, would you keep it as is, or ask that it be redone? If redone, who should pay for the work of redoing the wall?
 

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Brick specials are expensive, and normally only ordered for large commercial work. I would be very surprised if the brickyard had them available, but it is possible.

If you want to see the "industry standard" look at houses in your area with bay windows, not commercial work.

Responsibility for "correcting" this is pretty much on your shoulders since it is not a defect but a preference.
 

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The second picture showing using angled brick is of a a typical house in my area, granted they were all built 100 years ago. This is a historic area.
 

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1. yes
2. Angled brick? special order. but their a few ways it can be done.
That is a very ****ty angle and you should redo it.
3. that is a teardown on your bad.
 

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