The desire to hide their homestead plots from prying eyes appears to their owners is not so rare. In addition, if we consider that many land plots can not boast of large size, the question of creating a "border" around them for the possibility of privacy becomes quite relevant. But which fence is better to choose?
The most common material for these purposes these days (provided that you decided to build the fence, as they say, for centuries) became a brick - it is durable, beautiful and of course durable. But before starting work, you should definitely find out how to build a brick fence yourself, so that the result is not just massive, but also pretty.
Layout of the foundation
Start building your own brick fence follows with the establishment of exact boundaries of the site. You will not be able to do this yourself, so you will have to turn to the surveyors. If you have done land surveying before, they will quickly bring your borders to life, as the coordinates of your site have already been determined. In the case when you have not done the survey, you should start the construction of a brick fence with this process. Remember that moving the brick fence to the side at least 10 centimeters without breaking it will not work, so do not rush into its construction (there is always a chance that your border will actually not be where you think it is).
Having dealt with the exact boundaries of the site, you can proceed to the next stage - determining the location of the fence itself. You should not assume that the middle of your brick fence should always run strictly along the line representing the boundary of the site. This rule is relevant only if you are building a brick fence between your land and the street.
But a brick fence between neighboring areas will require more attention from you:
Foundation of brick fence
The next step is the erection foundation under the brick fence do it yourself. It will simultaneously be its base, that is, it will protrude above the ground level by at least 10 centimeters, so the foundation must be made of durable material (for example, of reinforced concrete). The thickness of the foundation should be equal to (or slightly greater than) the thickness of the brick pillars, which will serve as supports for the brick walls.
The depth of the foundation, provided that all the downstairs will also be made of bricks should not be less than 50 centimeters.
How to lay the walls of a brick fence
Brick posts must be positioned approximately every three meters of the fence. A more accurate distance between them depends on the length of your border, since you can build a beautiful brick fence only by observing the same distance between the sections.
In the center of each brick pillar, there must necessarily be a frame, recessed into the foundation throughout its depth. As a framework, there can be either four reinforcing rods interconnected in the spatial structure, or a metal pipe (of circular or square section).
The principle of clean masonry
The space between the frame and the inner walls of the brick should be filled with cement sandy solution.
A brick for pillars is better to take facing, as usually these elements of the fence are not plastered. Laying should be done with an obligatory jointing. To prevent the destruction of the pillars of bricks under the influence of snow and rain, they must be closed with a "cap".
Fence design diagram
To reinforce the entire structure of the fence every 3-4 rows of masonry it is necessary to insert small metal rods (40-50 centimeters long), which will later be included in the laying of the walls - this way you will get a more reliable fence than when you lay walls that are not connected to the pillars.
Brick fence with concrete sections
The walls between two brick pillars can be made of:
In this case, an ordinary clay brick can be laid on the edge (in this case, the thickness of the pier will be only 65 mm) and on the usual face (the thickness of the pier will be 120 mm).
The process of laying walls is shown below:
Facing fence brick
High brick fence
Fence with a ledge
Brick fence with forged elements