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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.


How to Lay a Patio

This article will teach you how to lay a basic garden patio in a few easy steps. Although it can be hard physical work, there is no reason why you can't do it!


Building Outdoor Staircases From Natural Stone or Rock

This will cover a step-by-step walk through of how to build a stone staircase and walkway for your home. It is a DIY project and can be completed from left over materials from another project. Hope you enjoy.


Basic Bricklaying and Cement-Mixing Guide for Beginners

This simple guide will show you the basics of bricklaying and mixing cement mortar. I will also go over what 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.