Brick walls date back as far as 5000 years ago in India and the surrounding areas. Building onto this ancient tradition might seem easy, but getting a professional finish can be tricky, taking time and practice!
Select your bricks first. There are lots of different types, but most are one of three main types:
- SW (severe weathering) bricks can stand direct contact with the ground and with moisture. These can be used for foundations, patios, garden walls etc.
- MW (medium weathering) bricks can stand freezing temperatures and above ground work but no direct ground contact.
- NW (no weathering) bricks are for interior work only.
Make sure you buy the right number of bricks for your project! Allow a few extra bricks to cut in half to use as new row starters.