Mr-Skill simply loves brickwork, and particularly the way it can enhance an area or even become a feature in its own right. When it comes to garden walls, brick can provide more privacy when used as a boundary separator, or it can define flowerbeds in your garden with a bit of imaginative use. There are many different uses for a brick garden wall, and in this article, we will talk about three options.
Laying bricks correctly is an acquired skill and takes much practice and careful planning. Bricklaying is also a recognised trade, which not only requires training, but demands that – to earn the title of a bricklayer – means passing various trade tests too. Find a bricklaying specialist here on Mr-Skill, and rest easy knowing that a decent job is on the way.
The Pierced Effect
Essentially, a pierced brick wall is the same as the solid brick version, except it has regular gaps in its design. It can make a marvellous feature in your garden, and it certainly allows in light and promotes air movement too. You could even consider incorporating feature windows in your design, when you get a bricklaying quote from one of our registered members here on Mr-Skill.
One of the many advantages of this type of wall is that it enables your neighbours to catch a glimpse of your manicured private garden, while at the same time it ornately defines your property and garden zones.
Fountains are great fun and can have a soothing and cooling effect on a hot summer’s day. One of our regular London Bricklaying experts has completed many-a-fountain-feature in his time, and he says that there is nothing to beat the tinkling sound of gurgling water.
Several of his customers have made their fountains-in-brick popular relaxation spots in their gardens – somewhere to observe the passing of time in privacy! Don’t stop at a fountain necessarily – you could also create a wonderful water feature into which the fountain tumbles before being recirculated. Why not go the whole hog and add some fish and aquatic plants.
Practical Retaining Walls
These walls are not only a functional feature in holding soil, or preventing erosion and subsidence, they also provide another dimension to your garden. The possibilities are open-ended when you design your low retaining wall to provide a terraced effect, as one flowerbed slopes down to the next and so on. Low retainer walls make for easier gardening around them too. They make useful seats for your guests to enjoy, as do Mr-Skill’s, when he entertains!