soldier course tips

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by cosworth, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. cosworth

    cosworth New Member


    im looking for easiest method for laying a soldier course that will be between pillars either end on my garden wall please.
    how do i set up so as to not be cutting a brick down?
    thought of the dry fit first and set em out and then lay a few at a this the way??
  2. house and home

    house and home New Member

    either dry bond like you suggest or measure the gap (between the pillars) and divide total by 75mm assuming your using metric bricks this will tell you how many soldiers you need if its not a whole number open slightly or close slightly the joints between the bricks, or the fact that you get 3 brick on edges to every 1 stretcher course this will tell you how to keep bond and how many bricks needed. hope this helps
  3. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    Thanks for help, will try measure and divide and adjust as you said.ive built a block and render wall below with short pillars and the soldiers to make it look a bit prettier than complete render so cant use 3 bricks to a flat brick method.
    thanks again
  4. D.S Builders

    D.S Builders New Member

    the best way would be the way house and home said but add 20mm before you divide the lengh buy 75mm because you will start with a joint and end with a joint piller to piller
  5. house and home

    house and home New Member

    No only add 10mm.............the 75mm takes into account the first 10mm joint,

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