Of course, a fence on your site can be built from almost any suitable material, however, a brick fence has always been considered the most respectable. A beautiful brick fence is not only pleasing to the eye, but also gives a sense of security behind its thick, impact-resistant walls. However, the price for laying such a pleasure often simply does not fit into the budget, so now residents of private houses are increasingly resorting to self-construction. For this reason, we decided to figure out how to build a brick fence on our own.
Do-it-yourself brick fence construction
- The laying of a brick fence is carried out after several stages of basic preparations, the first of which is the marking of the territory. With the help of a cord and pegs on the territory we designate a place for supports. The distance between the supports is always unique and depends on the thickness of the masonry and the material used, but generally does not exceed 4.5 meters. In parallel, we designate the places of the gates and gates.
- We dig a hole under the pipe, which will serve as the core of the brick support, fix the pillars in the ground at a depth of 2 m and check the height. We cover the pits around the pillars with crushed stone and wet sand, to be sure, you can fill it with concrete.
- Accordingly, the pipes themselves are also laid with bricks. We carry out laying according to the scheme in the picture below, laying each layer with a template rail for even seams.
- Now it’s time to build the foundation for the brick fence. Most often, the so-called monolithic strip foundation is used: a strip of concrete 0.5 m high and 0.25 m wide. Such a foundation is poured into honey with plank structures and it looks like this:
- Between the masonry and the foundation we lay waterproofing with mastic or roofing material.
- And now we are building the brick fence itself, that is, we are building up the space between the two supports. We choose the masonry depending on the preferences of the final pattern. In this article, the brick is laid according to the classic English masonry (No. 2 in the figure), the more common is the simple spoon masonry (No. 1), and the more decorative Flemish masonry (No. 3).
- Before laying, apply a 2 cm layer of cement mortar to the insulation layer.
- We lay the first brick with the spoon (long) side to the support, insert the template rail to measure the distance.
- The rest of the bricks are laid in 2 rows with the butt (short) side to each other.
- Check and correct alignment.
- We continue laying, overlapping each level with a metal rail-template.
- After two spoon layers, put one bonder.
- We continue laying to the end, alternating layers in the same way. We overwrite the seams and our brick fence is built with our own hands!