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Brick bats and closures
- Queen closer (half) - a half a brick cut lengthways, used at a course end next to the quoin header.
- Queen closer (quarter) - a quarter brick cut lengthways.
- King closer - regular length and thickness a long bevel from one side to about halfway across the adjacent end, leaving a three-quarter brick length for finishing a course on the inside of a corner.
- Bevelled closer - a chamfered half brick cut width ways.
- Mitred closer - a chamfered half brick cut width ways to 45 to 60 degrees.
- Standard bat - a square cut brick across the short length. (not to be confused with a bat brick)
- Half bat - a square cut brick across the short length leaving half. (not to be confused with a bat brick)
- Three-quarter bat - a square cut brick across the short length leaving three quarters. (not to be confused with a bat brick)
- Bevelled bat - an angle cut brick across the short length, at varying distances.
- (Bat brick - a different type of brick entirely and merely describes a brick that is designed with a thin slot on the face and a hollow into the brick, specifically to create a habitat for wild bats in urban areas.)
NB Short Guide: Traditional Scottish Brickwork, published, on 1 March 2014 by Historic Environment Scotland, defines a closer brick as: ‘A brick cut or specifically moulded to expose a half header on the face of a wall and used to complete bonding patterns.’
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