Before the construction of any project, the architect carefully prepares working plans so the correct coordination of all
trades is ensured. The principles of building construction are the same for all types of work no matter how large or how small. The examples to be shown are applied to
the construction of a house, but the principles involved may also be
applied to larger types of construction. Besides good principles or methods, successful construction is dependent on; 1 good planning; 2 good craftsmanship and 3 good teamwork. Firstly, one must be certain of the strength of the foundation. The trenches have been excavated to receive the footings. The wooden hurdles correctly placed and marked with a saw cut so that the setting out lines can be stretched between them. To strengthen the concrete steel, reinforcing rods are used which form reinforced concrete beams
when complete. Each length is fabricated before laying in the trench. The rods at twitched together
with tie wire at all crossings. This job employs a continuous concrete mixing plant. The mixer can deliver large quantities of concrete for any period required Watch how the materials go into the hopper. First the aggregate. Now the cement. And the sand. The proportions of these
materials vary according to the strength of mixture
required. The correct amount of water is added whilst the materials are being mixed in
the revolving drum. When mixed for the for the required length of time the concrete is
conveyed to its position on the job. The concrete is rammed or
puddled in between and around the reinforcing bars and lime must be slaked before mixing
with sand to form mortar. And lime should stand for several
days before using. The bricklayer turns the mortar over with his trowel to make it smooth and workable. The first course on top of the concrete
footing is laid. Piers are bonded into the walls to
support the floor bearers. These attached piers are in line with
the sleeper piers. The damp course is most important and in this
position it prevents dampness rising in the wall. Here the architect inspects the placing of the damp course. Wall ties are necessary at regular intervals both horizontally and vertically. Air bricks are essential for underfloor
ventilation. They also ventilate the wall cavity. The reinforced concrete floors are
supported on a brick the corbel course. When completed this course is
grouted in with cement mortar to make it solid The drainer is at his work whilst the remainder of the building proceeds. The drains are carefully taken
through external walls and turned up to floor level to receive
the waste from interior plumbing fittings. Note the different fittings
necessary. The sewerage service pipes are being laid to a predetermined fall. The drainer seals all collars with
cement mortar so that no leaks can occur. Inspection openings are provided, particularly at points where the drains change direction. The building is up to
floor level and before the floor timbers a fixed in
position ant caps are placed on top of all piers to prevent the timbers becoming infested by
white ant. Note the sleeper pier is opposite the
attached wall pier. The bearers are then placed into
position and the floor joists correctly spaced on top of the bearers. The brick work is up to windowsill height. The window reveals are formed and the under sill flashing is
carefully placed in position. The fireplace and chimney breast are being built. And the window frames are lifted into position and securely attached to the brickwork
where it abutts against the frame. The construction of a corner window. Note the corner column being placed inside the wood construction to support steel angles which in turn are necessary to support
the brickwork over the windows. Note flashing at sill level again. A flashing is also built in above all window and door openings to prevent dampness dropping or running down the cavity and
lodging on top of the frames. The moisture passes outside
through weep holes. The architect is inspecting the window construction. to see that it is being carried out
according to specification and the bricklayer is checking his levels to
prepare for the wall plate. As a finale to his work the bricklayer
builds and completes the chimney. The chimney tray which acts as a damp
course is placed into position. Note the weep holes which are left in the
brickwork to allow moisture trapped by the tray to escape to the
outside. Meanwhile the carpenters are busy on the ground cutting and preparing the
roof timbers. Note the bird’s mouth cut in this
rafter for fixing to the wall plate. In the roof the carpenters are nailing the
ceiling joists to a hanging beam. Down below the carpenters are cramping
the flooring boards for securely nailing to each floor joist. In the roof again they are assembling
and nailing into position the pre cut roofing timbers. The roof
construction is finally inspected by the architect as it nears completion. This tradesmen is plugging the wall for the fixing of a door jam. Whilst an electrician sets a recessed switch box in the wall and securely cements it in position. The door jam is now lifted into place, plumbed and nailed to the plugs. A last glimpse of the bricklayer is seen as he carefully places the
capping course, thus completing the chimney. Before the tiler commences to lay the tiles
the roof plumber must fix the eaves gutter because the tiler works from
the gutter upwards. The roof tiler is the next
tradesmen to come onto the job. His job is to cover and make watertight
the room framework erected by the carpenter. We now see the roof tiler carrying stacks of tiles onto the roofready for laying. Watch how carefully and easily he walks
along the open roof and stacks the tiles on the batons ready for laying. Now observe how he lays the tiles
quickly and without hesitation. The plumber in the meantime is
connecting the downpipe to the eaves gutter. Back again with the roof tiler we see
him cutting and fitting the tiles to the hip. Watch how he marks and cuts the tile to
the required shape. After the tiler has laid the roofing
tiles around the chimney the plumber fixes a lead flashing to make watertight the junction of the roof with the chimney. We see him raking out the brick work
joints for insertion of step flashing to face of the chimney. The flashing is securely
fixed into position with lead plugs and the joint is then pointed with
cement mortar. Having completed the laying of the
tiles, the tiler proceeds to make his work watertight by setting into position the
capping tiles on the hips and ridges. Then to finish his work the roof tiler securely ties the tiles to the fixing baton with
copper wire A small lug is cast on the tile for
this purpose. Once the roof covering is on the structure
is complete and the plasterer begins the work of adding the finishing surface to the walls. After this operation the ceilings may
then be fixed. The painter who meanwhile has been prime coating all painted timber and joinery, now gives the cement rendered walls a priming coat. Electrical switches are fixed and a neat cover plate completes the job. In the kitchen the plumbing fittings
have been placed in position and a plummer fixes the water taps. The carpenters have built into position the kitchen cupboards and fixed the skirting to the wall. On the exterior the painters are busy applying the final coat of paint. This is exacting work and requires
careful consideration and careful application. Meanwhile the carpenters are fitting and hanging the sashes to the box frames. Note the sash weights which must be of the correct weight in order to balance the glazed sash. And note how smoothly the sash runs up
and down because it has been correctly fitted. Having completed the building attention must now be given to outside requirements. Paths must be formed, steps built and all work left clean and tidy on
completion. The architect, builder and everybody
concerned is pleased and satisfied with the result of this project because it is
the product of good planning, good craftsmanship, and good teamwork. In this film you have seen the importance of
coordinated effort on the part of all trades. May it serve as a guide to
all who are interested in good construction no matter how small your
task. Your part is necessary in order to achieve a successful objective. Remember teamwork ensures success.

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100 thoughts on “Building A Brick House

  • September 14, 2018 at 11:09 pm
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    I though this video was going to be how to build a shithouse. Ours went down in the storm and I need to make a new one. Are there more video?

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  • September 16, 2018 at 7:32 am
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    I'm living in a brick house that's almost 80 years old, built by my grandfather, still standing strong.

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  • September 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm
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    If I wanted to move into an older built house it would be for its aesthetic looks rather than its modern day practicalities and efficiencies. Modern houses built within countries with strict building regulations and codes are safe, strong; use fewer building resources; make use of modern day reliable textiles; faster to construct and lower in external maintenance. With more energy efficiency and lesser prone to former problems like damp and rot and infestation like earwigs and mildew.

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  • September 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm
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    Men work with hands,top blokes,Norm,N.Z

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 am
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    When houses were made with quality materials and non of the synthetic crap that is used today. I live in a Chicago brick cottage that is more than 100 years old and it is still standing with no problems! Everything is solid and aesthetically pleasing.

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  • October 5, 2018 at 10:04 am
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    i was raised in an old home double brick tiled roof
    cement rendered internal walls it was solid as a vault
    only things that we're a problem was the timber door jams moving a little
    and ceiling was in bad shape and the windows like the house here kept rattling
    and would sometimes get stuck due to window frames warping but foundation wise
    it was solid no give what so ever all the roofing timber was hard wood
    bloody shame it was government housing and they bulldozed it so they could build cheap
    villias on the block

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  • October 13, 2018 at 11:54 am
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    Let me see the Tornado try to destroy this house.

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  • October 21, 2018 at 11:43 pm
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    The first house I bought was a Victorian "2 up 2 down" built much the same as in this film and having since lived in many different houses on both sides of the Atlantic I can say it was hands down the best quality solid as a rock

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  • October 24, 2018 at 7:41 am
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    Modern new builds in UK are like cardboard. Cheap , cheap . Cheap .

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  • October 25, 2018 at 7:38 pm
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    I’d much rather build these old houses.
    concrete blocks play havoc with my elbows and shoulders haven’t got the grip in my hands either.
    We don’t get involved in these new timber framed houses I don’t think they are even good for 100 years.

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  • October 26, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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    now-a-days, cowboys build fucked up shacks

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  • October 26, 2018 at 6:27 pm
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    Well done jack

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  • October 27, 2018 at 12:26 am
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    Best job in the world

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  • October 27, 2018 at 9:59 am
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    These guys are tough, no standing around wearing cargo pants and glued to their mobile phones like they do now! And no tattoos.

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  • October 27, 2018 at 12:48 pm
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    Now a days it’s all rubbish builders using lightweight rubbish

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  • October 28, 2018 at 3:20 am
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    Hold my beer

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  • October 28, 2018 at 1:03 pm
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    Me: I should be studying
    Youtube: Watch this video about building a brick house
    Me: okay

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  • October 29, 2018 at 3:09 pm
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    Очень интересно как раньше строили и какой материал был

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  • October 29, 2018 at 3:41 pm
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    Strong houses but the lead plaster etc will kill over time ahahahah

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  • October 30, 2018 at 5:24 am
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    Notice the non existent safety scaffolding for roofers, apparently most fall off the roof because they forgot they were on it? Good idea to be down wind when cement and any other dust about.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 6:02 am
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    Brilliant comprehensive film, pity it couldn't have been even longer and even more comprehensive it certainly moved fast.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 10:19 am
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    Good old Aussie houses!

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  • October 31, 2018 at 7:02 pm
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    No speed rotting Plastic parts, no toxic waste insulation. These Houses are planned to stand hundreds of years

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  • October 31, 2018 at 7:05 pm
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    5:37 The Safety Sandals

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  • October 31, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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    Now it's all health and safety, insulation thicknesses to crazy levels, sound assessments, cheap materials that somehow conform to stringent tests, (In a laboratory), cheap 'environmentally friendly' building methods with handkerchief gardens, that last 50 years if you're lucky. That's called progress ?! Oh, not forgetting wheelchair friendly down stair WC and oversized passageways, even if you're building a small cottage.

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  • November 1, 2018 at 7:08 pm
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    Still built like this in WA

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  • November 1, 2018 at 9:37 pm
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    Mastic gun,,,,liqid nails,,,

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  • November 1, 2018 at 11:13 pm
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    Do you mean brick shit house?

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  • November 3, 2018 at 2:06 am
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    That’s when things were built to last were lasting 75 to 100 years is normal! True tradesman not faster is better builders.

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  • November 4, 2018 at 1:06 am
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    ….and 50 years later i buy those house for 5k-7k at the sale …only in america

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  • November 4, 2018 at 11:06 am
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    modern builders good take some tips, very neat work

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  • November 5, 2018 at 10:13 pm
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    She's a brick! HOUSE

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  • November 11, 2018 at 4:24 am
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    Back in the day when builders cared about the quality of there product. Paid the appropriate wages for all of the processes needed to construct a proper house… Now get it up as fast as you can if not before…..paid crap money and don't do the job correctly..just get it up… no wonder I'm slowly going broke… 3rd generation Bricklayer… still doing it as my Dad would say…. "if ya wouldn't have it in your house…don't lay it ..do it like It's your own "

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  • November 11, 2018 at 10:34 am
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    Nice video, a joy to watch. I'm a civil engineer from Portugal and salute builders from all age and country.

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  • November 12, 2018 at 10:12 pm
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    Wow, not much has changed since then. Houses still look like that.

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  • November 13, 2018 at 12:05 am
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    Us Irish again

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  • November 13, 2018 at 8:51 am
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    I live in an old house just like that, built in the early sixties, and it is as solid as a rock, same roof tiles and door frames, all perfect. Proper job.

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  • November 13, 2018 at 5:27 pm
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    Those were real houses, not the crap we have today.

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  • November 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm
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    now all the internal walls are crappy hollow stud wall and plasterboard…absolute crap.

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  • November 19, 2018 at 1:32 am
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    Damn beautiful

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  • November 19, 2018 at 10:30 pm
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    I want a brick house covered in ivy

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  • November 21, 2018 at 1:55 am
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    Best video in youtube

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  • November 21, 2018 at 7:41 am
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    I'd give anything to have builders with this level of skill, dedication and pride in their work!!!

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  • November 22, 2018 at 9:52 am
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    I love that these videos exist.

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  • November 24, 2018 at 2:57 am
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    I work on new and old houses and before looking at the comments I knew there would be a bunch of 'wow they don't build them like that anymore' – as if people didn't used to cut corners back then – or like they had any codes back then. The old houses I've been in have hack job work to the point of being dangerous

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  • November 24, 2018 at 4:04 pm
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    Brick house but squeaky wooden floors = shitty British technology.

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  • November 25, 2018 at 2:57 am
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    no wonder uk/usa old houses are shit,

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  • November 25, 2018 at 8:12 am
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    I have a red brick house from 1939. It's solid.

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  • November 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    One of them is my house with green green grass 🙂

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  • November 25, 2018 at 9:13 pm
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    Note the…

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  • November 27, 2018 at 2:43 am
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    Cast iron pipes and concrete… not a good mixture at all. Insurance doesn’t cover floods caused by failed rusted iron plumbing systems in homes built pre-1972.

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  • November 28, 2018 at 7:27 pm
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    fine work from the tiler

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  • November 29, 2018 at 6:06 am
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    Interesting!
    One had to be fit in those days.

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  • December 1, 2018 at 4:18 am
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    And I thought building a skyscraper was complicated

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  • December 6, 2018 at 6:24 pm
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    I think I finally get the old saying, "Stronger than a brick sh*t house"

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  • December 6, 2018 at 10:28 pm
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    There's layers to this video

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  • December 10, 2018 at 12:59 am
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    Teamwork… The hardest part.

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  • December 10, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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    This house looks exactly like 1970’s houses in Denmark

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  • December 11, 2018 at 2:14 am
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    WHITE PEOPLE motherfuckers. WHITE MEN…BUILT AMERICA MOTHERFUCKERS AND EUROPE You don't like FACTS GTFO!

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  • December 13, 2018 at 3:39 am
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    Jaja Brick houses in México are a every day thing, not like in the US (tornado/huracaine área, ppl build stick houses, aka wood).

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  • December 13, 2018 at 10:39 pm
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    All true craftsmen…

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  • December 14, 2018 at 5:08 am
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    Hoover Dam built before my days and is still standing and looks greater than ever!

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  • December 14, 2018 at 12:46 pm
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    The copper wire is the greatest invention by the Jews, as two Jewish men in 500BC found a copper coin, they both picked it up at the same time, fumed by Jewish greed they both pulled so hard on the copper coin it became a copper wire.
    Later they patented the copper wire as an invention by both of them, and so the Jewish wealth was founded.

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  • December 14, 2018 at 6:37 pm
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    No insulation no where.

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  • December 15, 2018 at 3:43 am
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    Construction before the mexicans invaded…

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  • December 15, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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    These are how houses should be built today. My estate was built in 1953. A normal person would look at a building of today and say ooh it’s brick it’s well built. The bricks of today are decoy.

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  • December 16, 2018 at 8:46 am
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    No hipster beards,tattos or piercings,back when tradies didnt think they were god

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  • December 16, 2018 at 6:34 pm
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    This is a propaganda film made for construction workers to promote better teamwork.

    See below for some insane comments about how this house is somehow better than the houses we build today 😀

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  • December 20, 2018 at 1:25 am
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    Must not freeze. Those footers were mighty shallow.

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  • December 21, 2018 at 11:33 pm
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    Still relevant today

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  • December 22, 2018 at 12:36 am
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    Still can't beat the old 9 inch solid English bond etc.

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  • December 22, 2018 at 1:12 am
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    Colombia pura tapia

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  • December 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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    Wonder where this was filmed at

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  • December 23, 2018 at 3:41 am
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    lime mortar, good lads!

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  • December 23, 2018 at 5:58 am
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    Back when they made houses that last!

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  • December 25, 2018 at 1:39 am
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    4:54 I didn't know that Barry Crocker was an architect.

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  • December 27, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    9:13 Betcha that dude downed a few pints and got into a few pub dustups in his day.

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  • December 27, 2018 at 9:28 pm
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    Hmm no-one else noticed its Australia.

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  • December 27, 2018 at 9:29 pm
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    Lol

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  • December 29, 2018 at 11:36 am
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    That sense when people build more worse now

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  • December 29, 2018 at 11:48 pm
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    Wow, it would cost you $2.5 million to build that house today. Even more after all the shutdowns and OSHA fines!

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  • January 30, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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    Not one vest or hard hat insight

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  • February 8, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    and the bricks and mortar get there by magic,

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  • February 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    Guality

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  • February 22, 2019 at 9:34 am
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    They didnt wear those gay fluro shirts and vests back then either

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  • March 9, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    70 years after and still.. this is just like how indonesian people build house nowdays.

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  • March 10, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    Now the liberal and labor party have flooded Australia with cheap labour

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  • March 31, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    Why is nobody mentioning the depth of those footings?!

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  • April 15, 2019 at 10:19 am
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    They don't build houses like that anymore unfortunately.

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  • April 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    Wonder where in the uk that housing site was recorded at ??

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  • April 30, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    Australia!

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  • May 6, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    The architect looks like Barry McKenzie.

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  • May 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    Remember, team work ensures success

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  • May 26, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    good solid home still standing now in 2020

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm
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    Wow I can now build my own house and it will be better quality than my normal cowboy work !

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  • July 2, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    Housos I would suggest

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  • July 3, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    Wow, look at all those white dudes on the jobsite!

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  • July 4, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    All that lead , I wanna see more , this is good intel if your a carpenter . Sometimes it’s like what the hell os this ? But they built them solid I can say that

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  • August 8, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    Thank you for sharing your building bricks 🧱 house 🏡

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  • August 13, 2019 at 12:42 am
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    Y'all see that roof tiler going up that ladder in those faggot ass shoes !!!

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