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Garden walls are a more substantial alternative to fencing – often chosen to provide a bit more perimeter privacy, support outdoor structures or to complete your grand garden designs. Find an experienced bricklayer, and they’ll be able to build you a garden wall that fits the style of your home and slots seamlessly into your garden.

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Hi ime james mccort bricklayer ime 58 years old with experiance in all aspects of bricklaying pointing rendering ect

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Reviewed by Thomas on 20/6/2019

would use James again. Good workman.

My name is Rod. Ex parachute regiment solider turned bricklayer . Covering all aspects of brickwork , no job to big or small . Over 6 years of experience. I am passionate bricklayer and take pride in my work.Local and family run business .i consider myself a nice guy and easy going so don’t hesitate to ask me a question .

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Reviewed by Gary on 23/3/2019

I wanted a stylish front garden wall and was specific about my requirements. Rod discussed options to achieve this and the end result was magnificent! Rod is a conscientious worker and worked extremely hard to complete the project. Rod is a great communicator and kept us updated regularly as the project progressed. His price was competitive and we highly recommend the quality of his work. In addition, he is a really nice guy and very easy to get along with.

SJ Roofing&Building Services From a small roof repair to a complete roof. From a small garden wall to a complete build. Big or small we do our best on them all Pick up the phone and give us a call we have PLEASED many customers hope the next will be U

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Reviewed by Tamara on 15/4/2019

Very pleased, Steve was super - would definitely recommend/ use again. Polite, punctual and well priced.

Hello we are a firm that's been in the building trade for 14 years. Were well known for charging reasonable prices on all building work. Aspects of the building trade we cover are brickwork,blockpaving,roofing,fascia/guttering ect.

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Reviewed by Chet on 22/5/2019

I’m not happy with my garden shed roof. Leaked after 15 months and james wants another £300 to repair. I don’t recommend his services to anyone.

We provide professional and speedy service in the construction of garden walls and patios fencing, building alterations with minimal impact

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Reviewed by Aaron on 18/6/2019

Great job quick reliable and kept me updated which progress with the work would use his services again.

0ver 30 years experience quality assured in hard and soft landscaping.

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Reviewed by john on 24/5/2019

really good, very neat job. would definitely use again

A professional reliable local service,We carry out repairs/renewals and maintenance to homes and gardens. We specialise in Fencing,Brickwork,Roofing, Plastering and Painting. References and rateings available.We are always happy to help, just ask!

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Reviewed by Louise on 10/6/2019

Both Tom & Elliot were very efficient. Work was carried out very quickly & to a high standard. They were also able to carry out the work on a Sunday for us!! I would certainly use them again.

Brickwork. Flagging. Drainage. Driveways. Repointing. Indian stone. Block paving.

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Reviewed by Chris on 20/6/2019

Quality job done at a good price Recommend highly.

ArrA Brickwork Team Covering London, out of London within 50 miles radius, Essex, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey areas. We are 4 persons small run family business. We are offering high quality bricklaying services at affordable prices, carried out by high quality brick work with 18 years of experience in the construction industry. Our team seriously and punctually to work. We offer all kind of building on housing and commercial projects. All types of contracts undertaken, day work & price work. . We are specialising in; • Columms • Porch • Extensions • Garages • Fences • Conservatory • Outbuilding • Round Brick Work • Art Brick Work • Brick pointing and re-pointing • Pointing : Handle, Raked, Weather Struck, Flash pointing • Bond : Flemish, English, Stretcher bond • Solder Brick Work • Stone Masonry We offer friendly advice on all building needs for private landlords also will come in person to view job. With customer queries everything comes with paper work. With Regards ARRA Brick & Block Work Team

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Reviewed by Lee on 5/2/2019

There was a typo in my original comments (Didn't should have said did). I would definitely use Arra brickwork again. Their work is excellent

Hi i am a bricklayer located in dukinfield, ive been in the trade 6 years and throughout that 6 years i have worked on a variety of different jobs and gained a lot of experience in the field. I take a lot of pride in my work and strive for perfection.

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Reviewed by dorothy on 31/3/2019

The two lads was reliable hard working. The job was done at a high standard and pleasant and punctual. Would highly recommend.

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Garden Wall specialists - what you need to know

Garden walls add a touch of panache to your outdoor space. But they’re there to do more than just elevate your garden design.

There are many reasons why you might need to build a garden wall. Often garden walls are selected over alternatives like fencing because they provide a solid base to fix another structure on (or to). Garden walls can be used to support fencing and pergolas, suspend bulky items like planters, and shallow walls can be used to support decking too. A solid brick wall can also act as a retainer, holding soil and earth in place – particularly handy if your garden has a steep slope or bank.

But garden walls can help to solve other issues. For example, their robust brick construction makes them ideal for reducing road noise. They can also provide an elegant privacy-boosting solution.

Whatever your reason for building a garden wall, find an expert, reliable bricklayer. They’ll ensure your brick boundary is structurally sound, and built to last.

Cost of garden wall building

Most garden wall building jobs will be priced per square metre. So, the price you pay will be influenced by the size of the wall you want to have constructed. Excluding materials (the bricks or stone you choose will affect the price significantly), expect to pay:

  • For a single-skin wall, anywhere from £200–£300 per sqm
  • For a double-skin wall, anywhere from £250–£400 per sqm

How to build a garden wall

The process to build a garden wall will differ depending on what purpose your wall needs to serve – whether it’s there to act as a retaining wall, or is simply intended to be a neat perimeter.

Your bricklayer will usually follow this five-step process:

  • Drawing up plans. Your bricklaying expert should begin by sketching out the design and size of your wall, so there’s no confusion about what you want (and what you’re paying for). Make sure any shrubs, plants, other garden features, and (crucially) electrical cables and water pipes are included, so there are no shocks as the ground is dug for the next phase – foundations. A single-skin wall often won’t provide enough solidity, so most bricklayers will recommend building a wall that’s double skin (two bricks wide).
  • Laying foundations. Even shallow garden walls need a solid base to sit on. Your tradesperson will be able to advise on the depth of the foundations you need for your wall. Usually, they’ll dig a trench around 300-mm deep, pouring concrete to the required level and tamping it down to form an even, flat surface when it dries.
  • Preparation for laying. Your bricklayer will then set out a string line to ensure blocks and bricks are laid neatly. At this stage they’ll mix up mortar – typically six parts sand, one part cement and one part hydrated lime, with mortar plasticiser added to the water.
  • Laying blockwork. Then it’s time to lay the blocks or bricks. Beginning at one end, your bricklayer will spread the mortar along the string line, around 12–15 mm in depth. Once the first brick is laid in place, it’ll be gently tapped down, compressing the mortar to a 10-mm depth. The next brick should be laid with around a 10-mm gap. To give the blockwork that classic overlapping pattern, the next row (or course) begins with a half brick, so each new complete brick straddles the joint on the row below.
  • Pointing. As the mortar sets, it can be neatly pointed in using a trowel. For a smart finish, your bricklayer should aim to smooth the mortar back to a few millimetres from the brick face. And, after clearing away any mess, that’s the job done.

Types of bricks for garden walls

  • Standard clay brick walls. These are the most common types of brick walls, and are the cheapest option too. You’ll have the choice of a range of bricks – in different sizes, styles and colours. For something more authentic or rustic, you could consider reclaimed or second-hand bricks – just beware you can pay more for these bricks than new ones.
  • Natural stone walls. For a top-end finish, look no further than natural stone. Depending on how rugged you want your wall to look, you can opt from an undressed stone (which is essentially the raw stone that’s been dug from a quarry) through to a fully dressed stone – typically machine-cut into neat blocks. Natural stone walls are impressive, but you’ll pay premium prices for that premium style.
  • Dry and semi-dry stone walls. A genuine dry stone wall will be built without mortar, using stones which fit neatly together. Finding those jigsaw puzzle pieces can make dry stone walls expensive though, so another option (which might save time and material costs) is semi-dry stone walling. To the untrained eye, it appears to be a genuine dry-stone wall, but there’s mortar hidden between the joints to reinforce the structure.

The qualifications your garden wall building expert needs

Your garden wall builder won’t need to hold accreditations or formal qualifications, but an apprenticeship, diploma or some form of vocational training in bricklaying is helpful.

Beyond that, look for experience and evidence of previous garden wall building work they have completed. And ensure they’re able to provide a number of independent customer references.

Planning permission for garden wall building

Garden walls standing over one-metre tall and bordering a public road or pavement require planning permission. And the same goes for any garden wall over two metres in height. You can read more about planning permission for garden walls on the Planning Portal website.

Insurance for garden wall building assembly

Make sure your property and possessions are protected against any damage by asking your professional for proof of their public liability cover.

Questions you should ask your garden wall building expert

  • Will they be quoting by the size of the wall, or on a day-rate basis?
  • Can they supply bricks and materials?
  • Will a single-skin wall be sufficient, or will a double-skin wall be required?
  • Are they able to build natural stone walls as well as brick walls?

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