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    Have a double brick house with a doorway at the back to brick in.

    While all of the houses bricks are solid, the rear brickwork is single skinned (gib on the inside), where a deck was filled in.

    Have a quote for $600 if I supply the bricks - is that reasonable?

    Also they said they would cut in ties, and not remove bricks to tie into existing brickwork. Is that a reasonable practice?

    Finally I have bricks that I can recycle (from putting in french doors where a large window was. How clean do I have to get the bricks to be reused? Or should I try to find new bricks that hopefully are a close match?

    Appreciate any help

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    [QUOTE=mctubster;1139347]Have a double brick house with a doorway at the back to brick in.

    While all of the houses bricks are solid, the rear brickwork is single skinned (gib on the inside), where a deck was filled in.
    The above two lines are unclear, is the area you need to brick up double brick or not?

    Have a quote for $600 if I supply the bricks - is that reasonable?
    If there are two leaves to build, probably, otherwise I think its too much, but current tradie prices???

    Also they said they would cut in ties, and not remove bricks to tie into existing brickwork. Is that a reasonable practice?
    If the wall is "on show" I would not allow this as it will always look wrong

    Finally I have bricks that I can recycle (from putting in french doors where a large window was. How clean do I have to get the bricks to be reused? Or should I try to find new bricks that hopefully are a close match?
    Probably easier to clean existing that source matching...
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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