Mortar joint profiles and colour

The mortar joint profile has a significant impact on the aesthetics of a wall. However, it also plays an important part in the overall weather resistance of brickwork so the choice of joint profile used should be based on technical performance requirements as well as appearance.

Mortar colour is a key consideration for determining the overall appearance of your building is the colour of mortar you use. Mortar actually accounts for 15 - 17% of the visible brickwork (dependant on bond pattern) and the colour chosen can change the look of your wall considerably.
Below are some examples of how different mortar colours can significantly change the look of the same brick.