Baby Brick Firebacks take time to build, Assembled with fire-clay mortar are very impressive and well worth the extra build time required.
For 16-18" fireback 40 of each bevelled and bullnose are required for larger firebacks 20-24" 40 bullnose and 60 bevelled would be approx calculation
Available individually or 40 or 60 boxed, Brick size: 150mm x 75mm x 40mm Approx.
If used in place or to replace extended side-cheeks please see drawing.
We do not and never will hesitate to recommend you have this type of fireback fitted the only trouble we have is acquiring the installer who can build these firebacks and backfill correctly.
We supply two special kinds of baby brick, one with a round nose and the other with one side straight and side at an angle (bevelled). The round nosed (bullnosed) bricks are for near the surround.
The straight side of both bricks is used for building the straight part of the back and sides and the angled side is used for building the forward sloping part of the back, making it look like an ordinary back.
The brickwork must be bonded and should be built with fireclay with the joints pointed and as narrow as possible 1-3mm. This can be done by using half bricks (bull nosed) to commence the first three rows of each of the two sidecheeks. The hearth bricks should be set at 90 degree to the fireplace opening. Thereafter the Baby Bricks should be angled so that the completed brickwork finishes level with the inside edge of the basket at the back. (See Drawing).