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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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DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Robert on 29/3/2020

Happy to work, I can recommend I worked with David earlier. Greetings

I'm a sole trader with 15 years experience in domestic and commercial garden/ground maintenance including seasonal overhauls - fencing repairs to full replacements. No job too small. For larger jobs, I have a professional network who support/collaborate with me. I have a willingness to listen to your requirements and do exactly what you want. I am fully insured and my business processes have been ratified by Trading Standards. I have a waste carriers' licence allowing me to remove green waste. I'm also qualified and licensed to carry out weed killing. I am ethical, punctual and I am proud of my "can do" attitude.

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Reviewed by Ann on 29/2/2020

Punctual and did a good job in appalling conditions.

With over 20 years experience in the building trade, we are proud of our varied services we offer. No job too small. Contact for a free estimation.

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Reviewed by Leigh on 3/10/2018

The work we needed doing turned out to be more complex than we'd originally hoped but Paul was flexible and reliable. He worked very hard to come up with affordable and durable solutions for a problematic job. Thanks, Paul. Much appreciated. Claire and Leigh

Hi I have been in the building trade for over 25 years I have run my own business for 15 years I am very honest and totally reliable as my rating will prove .

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Reviewed by Mark on 20/3/2020

Paul discussed the job with me and sought my opinion during the progress of remodelling my wildlife pond. He was prompt, polite and professional and cleared up each day and after the job leaving the garden very tidy. I will use again for any “odd jobs” I need doing in future

At E.E.S. Development, we believe that no job is too complex.Our interior solutions are engineered to the finest tolerances, ensuring the finished product perfectly matches the client vision. We offer the highest quality craftsmanship.

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Reviewed by Jagir on 18/3/2018

very friendly, reliable, efficient, skilled in trade and excellent worker. He cleverly found and repaired the damaged water pipe joint hidden inside the wall and expertly did a lot of electrical and plumbing work. Bogdan also replaced rotten joists, fixed ceiling and a lot of other building work with a high degree of competency. I would strongly recommend him to people looking for an expert electrician or plumber or a builder.

Been doing roofing and building for 15+ years since i left school We take a lot of pride in our work and make sure we give you 100% satsifaction Please check out our instagram page and follow us mjbbuilding Services we offer -repairs to roofs -leadwork -driveways & patios -any sort of building work -garden clearence -carpentry

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Reviewed by Gillian on 25/1/2020

Turned up as promised. Speedy and efficient. Cleaned up afterwards. Friendly and happy to explain what was needed. Would definitely employ again.

Leodis Landscapes has 10 years experience providing Landscaping and Gardening services to North Leeds and the surrounding area.

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Reviewed by Mark on 11/2/2020

More than happy to give Dave a 5 star rating. A very competent tradesman, honest in his pricing and thoroughly knowledgeable about his trade. The job became challenging due to the weather conditions but Dave soldiered on and completed the job on time and to the quoted price. The site was cleared and cleaned on completion. A very good worker and I would highly recommend.

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Reviewed by Paul on 3/3/2013

A pleasure to deal with. Reliable and flexible in their approach. Gave good advice and suggestions throughout. Well recommended!

Hi ive been in the building trade for 20 years and still enjoy my work and take pride in it ,i start and complete a job as im doing it in my own home, im competitive and punctual and never run more than one job at any time, regards Darren

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Reviewed by Chris on 12/10/2019

Good quality workmanship. In 10 weeks Daz only missed one day due to a breakdown with his truck. He was accomodating when we requested some alterations to the original job as quoted. He worked several weekends to accommodate our moving in schedule. Work overran a little but this was due to additional groundworks required due to sewer build over. Very happy with the finished works.

Qualified City & Guilds Bricklayer with more than 30 years experience, GPS Fibre glass roofing registered, General Builder/ Handy man. Brickwork, Conservatories/Orangeries, Paving, Plastering, Alterations, Wall/Floor tiling, Roofing, Skylights, Guttering.

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Reviewed by Colin on 9/2/2020

Steve was courteous and efficient in our dealings, I would and probably will recommend him to friends and family when the need arise.

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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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