Walls

Building Screen-block Walls

A screen-block wall should not span more than 3m without intermediate pillar supports. You cannot cut screen blocks nor the pilasters, so check the exact dimensions when planning. Blocks normally measure 300 x 300 x 90mm thick, and pilasters 195 X 195 x 200mm high including joints. Foundations For a low wall, foundations should consist…

Blockwork partitions
Walls

Blockwork partitions

Blockwork partitioning is usually used only on a solid base such as a solid concrete ground floor. If the blockwork is to be built on a timber floor, it is advisable to check and see if it runs in the same direction as the floor joists. In this case, the joists would need strengthening in…

Garden Walls and fences
Walls

Garden Walls and fences

These may be to enclose the garden or make divisions within it – or even to prevent landslide – as in the sloping or terraced garden. They can also be built to support climbing plants or to provide decorative interest. Of all the labours of love in a garden building your own wall is perhaps…

Building a Garage
Garages And Carports

Building a Garage

You can build your garage in brick, concrete blockwork or assemble a prefabricated structure. Concrete slab It is generally best to erect a garage on or over a concrete slab. The garage may stand directly on the slab or may be built, in the case of brick or concrete block construction, on a shallow over-floor….