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Last edited 21 Jun 2022
Short Guide: Traditional Scottish Brickwork, published, on 1 March 2014 by Historic Environment Scotland, defines engineering bricks as: ‘Dense bricks, of a uniform size and often darker colour which have a high crushing strength and low porosity.’
Engineering bricks are both dense and strong as they are manufactured at very high temperatures. This also means they have excellent load-bearing capacity, damp-proof and chemical-resistant properties. These advantages mean they are generally used for civil engineering applications such as groundworks, sewers, retaining walls, and so on.
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