The idea of brick in a log house appeared already at the design stage of a house.
Well, take it…the brick is great.
If you find bricks at a good price, these walls will come out cheaper than a plasterboard.
walls will be more durable than plasterboards
you will not see any dirty fingerprints of your fingers (unfortunately it was only me who spent my sleep in the previous house where the walls were snow and white and I still walked with a sponge and scrubbed them)
And the decision was made: OK, let’s make all the partitions on the ground floor out of brick, but!
I choose the brick 🙂
1 piece of old brick is a cost of 0.70 – 1.50 and we needed about 8 pallets.
electrical wiring routed through brick holes
Some conclusions / practical info:
Old brick walls, especially cement, are very crumbly, dirty and dusty. If the brick wall is not to be painted in colour, it is good to cover it with an impregnate. However, these impregnations are very expensive: e.g. a small can which will suffice for 20m2 is a cost of about 100 USD. However, the same applies to the primer (colourless) or to every latex wall paint.
The brick wall can be aesthetically connected with the log using cement, however, not for long time. Over time, the wood will shrink slightly, so it is good to wait a few months and then finish the joint (with a slat, jute rope, joint, acrylic, etc…).
it is advisable to leave a few cm (2-3 cm) above the brick wall for the house to settle
sockets, cables: every bricklayer knows how to install boxes and cables in bricks. There is no “impossible” to “do” 😉
the bottom and front parts of the chimney are covered with solid brick. The upper part is an old brick cut into slices by the so-called “brick tiles”, which it bought locally through olx.
the upper part of the chimney is a heat-resistant plasterboard covered with cut old brick
it’s not the end 😉 I’m at the stage of inventing some interesting portal around the fireplace
one thing is certain: this fireplace is not threatened by black streaks from soot;)
In one of the rooms on the ground floor, the brick was painted white so as not to cover all the gaps and it looked authentic:
2 layers of ivory-coloured latex paint
I didn’t want to have a whole interior made of wood, I was afraid of being afraid that such a house would quickly get bored… My husband abandoned the subject of brick.I was not very enthusiastic about it because: a) I didn’t want to have brick red at home (I don’t like it)b) brick in the interiors is currently undergoing its renaissance, so it appears quite often, and as soon as I heard this idea I saw the brick WSZĘDA: in furniture catalogues, on sales portals as the background of objects, in magazines…brick here brick there… Instead of brick I liked sandstone more and the wall made in the style of the so-called French without grouting o yes:Sandstone turned out to be much more expensive than brick, but there was still hope :)Another idea was to make brick ALL partition walls on the ground floor.Soon! There was supposed to be one wall somewhere for decoration and now all the walls were covered with hail of so sensible arguments: After all one, the only one that got stuck somewhere in the cerebral cortex like a woodworm and drilled… Well… The financial situation was already very difficult when we were laying the foundations… After all, I added two more arguments in favour of the brick: I fired up a few sales portals and searched for the old, pre-war brick… But it’s not cheap.. I was looking for the brightest possible.. When I found the brick, it is not possible to transport it, or the offer is outdated, or it has only been left some red, etc….Finally my husband found an offer of old pre-war brick for 0,50 gr / art, quite close to us, with the possibility of transport :)The brick was not yellow, but it was also not is colorful: it penetrates with red, pink, orange, white, gray, black and even yellow and olive..The brick is from the demolition of the pre-war building. Some of the bricks even have stamps (so-called “gmerkas”) with the inscription “Levi”, “For the brick on all the partition walls on the ground floor we paid about 1800USD and the palette was still there” This was the way the brick walls were built: Unfortunately, I did not look after the brick walls, trusting that since the bricklayers are doing this, I can not bend it.At the beginning it seemed to me that the wet and dark cement still makes such an impression. However, after drying up, my fears have been confirmed: the joint is definitely too wide, the walls are more cement than brick: (You know the feeling when a contractor will spay you a job at home and not do something about it too much and you try to accept it but you cannot and every day frustration grows and grows … No?………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Well, I had it that way, until one day I grabbed an ivory brush, diluted the paint and painted the grey fugues, I’m not too happy with the effect, although I’m really curious about the distance and the whole wall.