What is a brick line?

     
     
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A brick line (also known as a "mason's line", "builder's line" or "brick twine") is essentially a long, often brightly coloured, length of string that does not easily stretch.

 
     
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A brick line is a commonly used bricklayer's aid. It is employed as a reference line and guide when building plumb (vertical) and level (horizontal) walls.

 
     
   

A brief history of the brick line

 
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The brick line is one of the earliest tools used by man. The ancient Egyptians were known to use them in the construction of the Pyramids. 

 
     
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Whereas the Egyptians would have used simple cotton twine, with 20th Century developments most brick lines are now made from man-made fibres.

 
     
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