I am now up to DPC level with my extrension but I am having problems setting out the correct brick bond for a door frame. Basically I want to fit a standard sixed door (2"6"") but I can't seemt to find a door frame which will span 3 or 4 strechers to prevent me having to make messy cuts and brake the bonding. If I take 3 strechers then this will give me 3 x 215mm + 2 x 10mm perps = 665mm which is too short for the door frame. If I include the two 10mmperps either side of the three strechers then this will give 685mm, still too short.
If I work on 4 strechers then this will give 215mm x 4 + 3 x 10mm perps = 890mm and if I include the two 10mm perps either side of the four strechers then this gives 910mm.
There must besometing simple which I am overlooking because every door way that I look at seem to be fitted with full and half bricks on either side and no messy cuts or broken bond.
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