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  • April 20, 2024

    Standard UK Brick Dimensions

    UK bricks have been subject to metric standards since 1970, which means that almost all bricks available to buy in Britain today are 65mm x 215mm x 112.5mm. Bricks are made from natural clay products so there is sometimes a...

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  • How Many Bricks in a Pack?
    April 15, 2024

    How Many Bricks in a Pack?

    There are several standard pack sizes for bricks in the UK and they can contain either 430 or 504 or even 600 or more bricks. Other premium bricks can be ordered in packs of 250 or 500, making ordering a...

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  • brick prices in the uk pallet
    April 10, 2024

    Brick Prices in the UK

    At Wade, we are acutely aware of how demand can affect the cost of construction in the UK. We work hard to keep our brick prices consistent, so you can have confidence when pricing a project and ordering bricks for...

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  • How to Clean a Tarmac Driveway
    April 4, 2024

    How to Clean a Tarmac Driveway

    At Wade, we know that curb appeal can be a big deal, but when a tarmac driveway becomes scuffed or covered in moss or other mess, cleaning it up can be daunting. Regular maintenance of a tarmac driveway can extend...

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  • What are Brick Air Vents and Why Do We Need Them?
    March 25, 2024

    What are Brick Air Vents and Why Do We Need Them?

    Brick air vents are used to deliver proper airflow to a cavity wall or suspended floor to control moisture levels and reduce condensation. An air brick or other vent should stop rodents, insects, and water from getting into the interior...

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  • What Is a Padstone and How Are Padstones Used?
    March 25, 2024

    What Is a Padstone and How Are Padstones Used?

    A concrete padstone is a dense block designed to take a heavy point loading at a beam-end or as a lintel support to prevent standard blockwork or other masonry from failing. Standard masonry, such as block or brickwork can crack...

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  • how thick is plasterboard
    March 8, 2024

    How Thick is Plasterboard?

    Plasterboard thickness: Plasterboard comes in a range of standard sizes. It will be stacked flat on pallets in 2400 x 1200mm (8 x 4-foot) sheets and sometimes half that size at the DIY store for easy transport. For most applications,...

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  • WADE BUILDING SUPPLIES | ROOF BATTENS BEING INSTALLED ON HOME
    February 23, 2024

    Roof Batten Sizes and Spacing for UK Builders

    Roof battens are an essential part of the construction story, and their quality is key to a successful project. So, what do you need to know about roof batten sizes and spacing to ensure things go well on your site?
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  • WADE BUILDING SUPPLIES | CATNIC BOX LINTEL IN WALL
    February 23, 2024

    How to Install Catnic Lintels

    Catnic is one of the UK’s best-selling British lintel brands and brought the first steel lintels to the UK residential market in 1969. Light, and easy to handle, there are a few things to remember when you are installing Catnic lintels.
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