I've hunted high and low for this and have a lot of conflicting information. At the side of my 1980 house is a garage, built with a single skin of bricks. I'd like to add a set of shelves to these, using vertical channels (like this: http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?cId £33040&ts474&id003) and shelves sticking out.
I'd like them to carry some significant weight (eg be full of books/paint/etc.) and be directly attatched to the wall. I'd like the channels to run from floor to ceiling (c. 10')
My question is: should I fix my uprights into the brick; or the mortar? Would drilling into mortar/masonry undermine the brickwork? What sort of weight will it hold?
Any ideas appreciated -- especially on the brick/mortar question.