Redland Bricks Limited
B, A. HASELT1NE and B. HUMPHRIES Jenkins and Potter
Plain freestanding brick walls have only a limited resistance to lateral loading. By altering the shape of a wall and/or by adding reinforcement, this resistance can be improved without adding significantly to the costs. The tested lateral load resistance of four walls was compared with that calculated using BS 5628. The tested strength of a 102.5 mm thick staggered wall is similar to that of a 215 mm thick plain wall and by providing reinforcement at the staggers, the wall would be capable of resisting the maximum wind loads likely to be encountered at ground level in England and Wales.