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Stonework & Brickwork


Laying Concrete Kerbs Along a Driveway

If you have basic DIY skills, you can lay edging kerbs. Minimal tools are required, just a shovel, level, spade, string and hammer. Concrete can even be mixed by hand for bedding the stones.


How to Build a Solid Concrete Gate Pillar

This article is a pictorial account of how I widened my driveway and built a solid concrete gate pillar


8 Steps to Mixing Concrete by Hand

Concrete is really easy to make and all you need is a shovel and some buckets. This is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide with pictures showing you how to make concrete by hand, with or without a mixer


How to Build a Patio With Paving Stones

This article has all the steps you'll need to create your own patio paradise. From planning the stone patio to cutting the pavers, everything you need is right here.


How to Make, Mix and Use Mortar for Repointing

This is a guide on how to mix mortar using sand, cement, plasticiser, and water for the purpose of repointing brickwork and ridge tiles.


How to Install Stone Veneer on the Front of Your House

Stone veneer will enhance your home. Learn how to install stone veneer and make your home the envy of all. Save time and money and beautify your home today.


Building Outdoor Staircases From Natural Stone or Rock

There are many different options when thinking of building yourself a beautiful set of stone steps. You can choose to use a more rugged looking stone which may be a little bumpy or uneven, or you may choose to find some nice and flat stone. Read on to find out more.


Basic Bricklaying and Cement-Mixing Guide for Beginners

This simple guide will show you the basics of how to properly mix cement mortar and lay bricks. I will also go over what bricklaying tools you need, especially when you're just starting out.


Easy Way to Install a Rustic Brick Veneer Wall

Interior brick veneer is easy to install with these tried-and-true steps. See how adding a thin brick wall using tumbled bricks enhances a rustic design.


How to Build a Retaining Wall

This article teaches you about retaining walls and how to construct one yourself.