This spring, why not treat your garden to some TLC with beautiful DIY brick walls? Using simple brickwork, you can create decorative brick walls that will add style and function to your garden. How? With a few bricks from Buildzone and these amazing brick bond techniques perfect for DIY!
What is Brick Bond?
In masonry, brick bond describes the various ways bricks can be laid to create different patterns. You can use it to make beautifully designed brick floors, paths or even walls! For walls, the Buildzone bricks will be laid in rows that are a mix of stretchers (the exposed long side of the brick) and headers (the exposed short end) to create the patterns.
Buildzone Bricks Perfect for DIY Garden Walls
Clay plaster, maxi and stock are the types of brick available at Buildzone that are ideal for garden walls. If you’re looking for something inexpensive but is quality, you should opt for their clay plaster bricks. Maxi bricks are specifically made for low structures like garden walls, while both these and stock bricks are great for painting over should you want to coordinate your wall with your house or décor.
Simple DIY Brick Bond Techniques
When it comes to pattern styles, there are three simple brick work techniques ideal for DIY garden walls. Stretcher bond is when the bricks are laid with only their long, narrow sides (the stretchers) showing with each top brick overlapping the brick in the row beneath it midway. This is the simplest type of brickwork and pattern being only one brick thick.
Another simple DIY brick bond technique is the Flemish bond. Considered one of the most decorative types of brickwork, it is created by alternately laying the headers and stretchers of the bricks. Each row is laid so that a brick’s header lies in the middle of the stretcher of the brick below. Walls of this sort are more suitable for load bearing, due to this bond being two bricks thick.
The last of the simple DIY brickwork patterns you can make with Buildzone bricks is the English bond. It is created using rows that alternate consisting of only stretchers or only headers. Each header is centred on the stretchers below.
Protect your flowers, bushes and trees all summer long with a beautiful, patterned DIY brick wall! For more information, visit the Buildzone website at www.buildzone.co.za.