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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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Here at Weathertite Constructions we cover a wide range of building roofing extensions conversions damp problems drainage with camera inspection, garden design with patios driveways and walls. James has 20 years experience Lee has 35 Gary has 17 we are here to provide a good service information and a very reasonable quote kind regards James

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Reviewed by Ted on 20/7/2020

VERY GOOD WORKMANSHIP, A BIT SLOW ON ATTENDANCE.

Hi, I'm Nick from Newbuilds. Newbuilds is a family run business, which has an array of building projects under our belt, from small repair jobs to extensions and Newbuild projects. All our work force are highly trained in numerous trades. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, and good customer care, leaving homes as clean and tidy as our own. With over 50 years experience, we guarantee you're in great hands.

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Reviewed by Karen on 25/7/2020

Also he and his team were prompt and when finished cleaned up beautifully.

Keystone Builders Sw is your local bricklayer offering high quality work and also a specialist in stonework. At Keystone Builders Sw - We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work. We have a proven track record of innovative designs, effective problem solving and attention to detail and our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to larger projects, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices.

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Reviewed by ALISON on 17/4/2020

Polite, very communicative, helpful and willing to answer any questions that we had. He even gave us some advice on some damp in our conservatory and helped to move the neighbour's woodstore into place. Dan did the work during the Coronavirus lock down period as we were concerned that the wall was falling down. He was very careful about distancing and avoiding any contamination when he used that outside tap etc. We were happy with everything and definitely would recommend him.

We are a well established building company based in Lincoln covering most of the U.K. We specialise in providing a very high standard of workmanship with a finish you can call home. We are a well established building company, with a growing number of repeatable clients. We are fully insured, experienced and qualified with all the work we undertake to ensure of finish product is at its best standard.

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Reviewed by Gini on 28/7/2020

Chris and the team built a 4.4m by 6m extension to our property, a summerhouse, moved a large spa housing, laid patio areas, installed fencing, trellising and arch, and prepared our garden for turfing during the pandemic. Despite the challenges of social distancing, ability to hire equipment and obtain materials, Chris kept us informed at all stages of the build. Workmanship and build quality is fantastic! We have had them back to install additional fencing and would not hesitate in recommending Chris !

Here at jammin builders we cover anything from a loose slab to large extensions and everything between,with a combined knowledge of 50 years we can offer advice on building regs, planning and most aspects of the building trade, we are a friendly bunch that stop at nothing to get the perfect finish. So please don't hesitate to contact us for even the smallest of jobs or advice. Instagram : Jamminbuilders

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Reviewed by Colin on 5/7/2020

Turned up and finished on time Ben and colleague both nice Misunderstanding led to slight price overrun The work seems well done and area tidied up

Team of experienced builders specialized in new brick work, stone and bricks repairs, all kinds of render, patios and paving. Trust the experience.

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Reviewed by Compton on 23/7/2020

Great professional workmanship

As a Stonemason for more than 20 years I have specialised in the restoration and conservation of historic/period properties, churches and buildings. In 2010 I established my own Ltd company bringing my skills to the domestic market.

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Reviewed by Rita on 5/6/2020

Good professional assessment of problem, came up with list of options, gave a price and start date. Came on time, carried out work competently and cleared up well. Coped with family and pets! We would happily contact him if we had further jobs suitable for his skill set

We are a family based company fully qualified in building and roofing taking pride in all work we complete.we offer a professional service from new house building to general maintenance. we aim to keep cost down and meet deadlines without cutting the quality of our work. all of our work Is guaranteed so you can rest assured knowing we are the company to choose and take you through your project

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Reviewed by Cary & Kevin on 9/7/2020

Initial meeting went well. Like so many, he said all the right things and came across well. We had to chase for the quote and Gavin advised that he was just waiting for some pricing to come in so he could finalise. He had clearly given the job some thought as he made some alternative suggestions regarding waterproof lining options for the retaining wall. Unfortunately we never heard from him again and didn't get any response to a further phone chaser or text chaser. Not impressed.

Forest & Stone are known for their attention to detail. We are extremely professional and polite. Going the extra mile is important to us and every customer we work for recommends us.

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Reviewed by Richard on 7/7/2020

Great service from initial contact to finished work. 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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