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Wow, love the brick building up top. I'm assuming you are from the serene San Marino since you mention euros .... well I think lots of people got in over their heads in 2007.

We don't do many brick buildings here in California but I did do a house with those thin bricks around the doors and windows and limestone veneer on the walls. It was supposedly Tuscan style :)

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the job was for a school if i remember , Took about 5 days of trying different methods with the Architect
to get the final result, no mortar was used to not have a visible mortar joint.
placed # 4 rebar "4mm" inside a lot of brick and poured concrete columns inside to
stabilize the structure.
They had made a special silicon to tie the brick. this was a while back
 

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A recent outside fireplace with stove and brick veneer from the same house DSCN0045.jpg

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Damn...you arn't too bad. :thumbup:
 

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We (my x partners now retired) got calls to do all these strange jobs.
the first is a school, the second, a church. The church has some very cool brick and stone work, If i can find the picts. of them. P100091.jpg
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This was a ***** and took us for ever.
The brick manufacturer refers us to all the non regular masonry jobs.
Try giving a price for these.
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Is that brick. Maybe try insert image so we can blow up the pictures

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Very nice. I will try this. How did you do that, lay brick with dry sand and remove later?

Keep the posts coming, appreciate your work and doing something different.
 

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Is that brick. Maybe try insert image so we can blow up the pictures

yes,

Very nice. I will try this. How did you do that, lay brick with dry sand and remove later?
no, layed as you see, I just left the hole where neede
Keep the posts coming, appreciate your work and doing something different.
I like doing strange jobs, it breaks up the monotony.
 

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You are a trues craftsman. Jobs like you posted are for people willing to pay for unique and know it's not going to the low bidder. :thumbsup:
But yeah, Some of my quotes on out of the ordinary stonework are a nightmare. I must throw huge contingency percentages on top of each phase.....or I tell them. "You know my work, I'll do it by the hour." :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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We (my x partners now retired) got calls to do all these strange jobs.
the first is a school, the second, a church. The church has some very cool brick and stone work, If i can find the picts. of them.
I think the design in the church would make a cool wine cellar, something cool to put in a basement someplace.
 

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columns, arch n' fireplace combo for a clients basement
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