Construction height and loading of masonry

(1)P Masonry shall not be subjected to actions until it has achieved adequate strength to resist such actions without damage. (2) The height of the masonry to be built in one day should be limited so as to avoid instability and overstressing of the fresh mortar. The wall thickness, the type of mortar, the shape and density of the units and the degree of exposure to the wind should be taken into account in determining an appropriate limit. (3) Backfilling against retaining walls should not be...

Selection of materials

(1) The material and protective coating, if any, for ancillary components can be selected from the relevant Part of EN 845. (2) Materials for the manufacture of ancillary components and their corrosion protection systems are specified in full in the relevant Part of EN 845 and each one is given a unique material coating reference. This reference gives no indication of relative performance or quality. (3) Materials for ties, tension straps, hangers and brackets, conforming to EN 845-1, can be...