Glass bricks in a wall enhance the luminosity. Here is an example of the steps to follow (list of material at the end).
- Check for wires and pipes. Use an electrical wire detector. If not, drill a small hole, which is easy to fill.
- Is there a load bearing wall? If so, only use the space between the studs.
Measure the space to be freed up taking into account the space between the studs, the shape of the bricks, the surrounding frame and the mortar.
Space between the studs:
12’’ for old buildings
16’’ for the next generation
24’’ is becoming increasingly popular today
Standard format of glass brick:
8x8x3, 8x8x4, 6x6x3, 6x8x3 or 4x8x3
Example of dimensions to consider to transform an interior wall
- Available space: 16’’x16’’
- Wall: 4’’ thick
- Two rows of de two 6x6x3 bricks
- Mortar: ¼’’ around the bricks
- Frame: ¼’’ plywood