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MR. BRICK EFFECT
Mark is a qualified bricklayer and mason. Operating out of Nowra for twenty years and managing projects extending throughout Sydney, Southern Highlands and to the South Coast of NSW.
As a member of the Masonry Contractors’ Association, Mark’s various qualifications as a Bricklayer, in Building & Construction, and his national accreditation in Brick Cleaning make Brick Effect a most highly skilled company in the masonry trade.
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BRICKS AND POLITICS
Bricks also have a political history. In the 19th Century, the English government directed that all brick buildings must use the famous English red brick. This highly visible colour stopped cars and buses from crashing into them. Earlier, King George III put a tax of2 shillings and sixpence on every thousand bricks laid. The proceeds financed the English war against the French. Soon after, George III legislated what the maximum size of a standard brick could be. This prevented bricklayers from using oversized bricks to minimise tax.
With the development of steel, skyscraper buildings rise higher now than the massive brick structures of the past. Even so, while the Empire State building in USA has a steel structure, it still used ten million bricks in the building process. Today, the Bavarian Church of St Martin built in 1500, is the world’s tallest brick building standing at 130m but that is still second in height to a smoke stack at the Anaconda Copper mine in USA standing at 178m.