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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 John on 19/11/2018

Wall build to a high standard. Jim @ co. dug the foundation deeper for a stronger wall and about 1.3 metres longer and tied it into the rear wall. All in budget.

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 Julia on 8/1/2019

Rod is a professional, knowledgable and friendly builder. He carried out the work agreed, on time, to a high standard and in a clean and tidy manner. Rod went over and above to ensure we were satisfied with the work, he even removed some graffiti from the garage wall at no extra cost. Highly rated and recommended.

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

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Reviewed by John on 10/1/2019

Job done ! Thanks Steve, Friendly, reliable more than happy to use again. Good luck

Hi my name is Derek Newcombe. I am a time served bricklayer/mason I have a wealth of experience to offer and look to forward estimating your project and getting rated. Hope to see you soon. Derek

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Reviewed by andrew on 31/10/2018

Made an excellent job, works alone, fast, clean and tidy, I would recommend for any large or small brickwork

My name's Asen, bricklayer with wide range of experience especially in brick and blockwork, repointing and paving , building garden walls, flower beds and brick barbecues.

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Reviewed by Otto on 30/12/2018

Flawless execution! Asen and his partner did a great job on the rooms. They were really quick and efficient, including the assembly of new furniture and cleaning up after the job. Would definitively recommend and use again!

General builder established in 1982 specializing in Brickwork and Driveways, Extensions privately and for the council.Worked on large housing sites bricklaying.Experience timber and tiled roofs,fencing,drains and blockpaving.Contacts with various trades.

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Reviewed by Barbara on 14/9/2018

Excellent work, thank you.

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 Ian on 5/1/2019

Tom did a great job on the new fence. Fast, efficient, tidy and a very good service. Would definitely recommend and I have already hired him for a few more jobs!

i am a reliable stonemason/builder..dealing with ALL aspects of home building/repairing. brick block and stone . garden maintenance /construction ....patios walls masonry outside paintingetc.MY BOND IS SIMPLE.....YOU PAY FOR DELIVERED MATERIALS ONLY...[WITH INVOICE]....FULL PAYMENT TO BE MADE [LABOUR ETC] WHEN THE WORK IS COMPLETE TO YOUR SATISFACTION.... please reply TO TEXTS E-MAILS ETC... as WE pay for All jobleads all freequotes offered

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Reviewed by gary on 15/1/2019

Nick came and did the work asked of him. He was punctual, polite, helpful and did a first class job. I would be most happy to recommend his work to others and will employ his services for further work in my home. Gary. NP13

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Reviewed by Kulvir on 14/9/2018

On time and got the job done in 1 day to a high standard !. Would recommend

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 joga on 22/12/2018

Nice friendly chap, very professional and great job on flat roof, would highly recommend and will certainly use his services if required in future.Thanks James

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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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