Any brickies here ? tips needed !

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Farmer Giles, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Member

    hi all

    does anyone have any tips on bricklaying ?

    i have about 1,000 bricks to lay in the next couple of weeks, and i've never done it before !

    any advice greatly appreciated !

  2. Sam Atherton

    Sam Atherton Member

    I'm pretty good with lego...
  3. Bariman

    Bariman Member

    First you have to start two or three days after you originally planned.

    Then as soon as you start you have to stop for a cup of tea ....
  4. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    and dont forget, once youve finished your Tbreak, itll be a trip to the wholesalours for a couple of days!

    try giving Mr Thorne a shout, hes pretty good at that sort of thing.
  5. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    are you going to lay them in a long line or are you going to build something??
  6. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Member

    i'm going to be building a retaining wall for my cousins garden, and also a raised flower bed or two.

  7. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    Sounds nice!! but don't forget the Builders Bum - You wouldn't be a proper builder without the builders bum ;)

  8. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Member

    as i have been on the seefood and beer diet, that shouldn't be a problem !

    not too sure what the neighbours would think though !

  9. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    They will understand as it goes with the trade!!! Don't forget to Whistle when ladies walk past you!!!!!!

    Anyway are Farmers any good at building???

  10. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    I think you should start with some foundation. Concrete will do.
    Then you start with the first row. Just put the bricks nicely next to each other, but don't forget to put some ciment in between and underneath the bricks.
    When the first row is finished, you can start with the second one, one top of the first. Now you must also put ciment between the first and the second, in a way so that the rows are more or less horizontal and even. It's also a good idea to shift the second row a bit with respect to the first row.
    Add as many rows as needed, until the wall is high enough.

    :hammer :hammer

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