DIY brick fence

How to make a brick fence Table of contents:

  • 1 Setting the boundaries of the site
  • 2 Foundation
  • 3 Pillars
  • 3.1 Video
  • 4 Piers
  • 5 videos
  • 6 Photos

The desire to hide their personal plots from prying eyes appears in their owners is not so rare. In addition, when you consider that many land plots cannot boast large size, then the question of creating around them a “border” for the opportunity privacy becomes quite relevant. But which fence is better select?

The most common material today for these purposes (when provided that you decided to build a fence, as they say, for centuries) brick – it is durable, beautiful and of course durable. But before the beginning of work you should definitely learn how to build a brick fence on your own so that the result is not just massive, but also pretty.

Site boundaries

Laying the foundationFoundation marking

Do it yourself with a do-it-yourself brick fence establishing the exact boundaries of the site. Do it yourself you you can’t, so you’ll have to turn to surveyors. If you used to do land surveying, they will quickly endure your borders in kind, since the coordinates of your site have already been defined. In the event that you have not yet done the survey, you should work on the construction of a brick fence to begin with this process. Remember to move the brick fence to the side though 10 centimeters would not work without breaking it, therefore do not rush with its construction (always exists the likelihood that your border will in fact not be where you are think).

Having dealt with the exact boundaries of the site, you can proceed to the next step is to determine the location of the fence itself. Not it is worth considering that the middle of your brick fence should always go strictly along the line representing the boundary of the site. it the rule is relevant only if you build a brick a fence between his land and the street.

But a brick fence between adjacent sections will require more attention to you:

  • firstly, it is necessary to coordinate such a fence with a neighbor (if he is against, you have to limit yourself to the usual mesh netting);
  • secondly, when the thickness of the brick fence is more than 100 mm, its axis better off to your side (otherwise your neighbor may to be outraged that you occupied part of his land under your fence) – by neighboring plots should have no more than 5 centimeters of the thickness of the overall fence;
  • thirdly, pay for the construction of the common fence your neighbor absolutely not obliged, since you decided to build a brick fence, and not him.


The foundation of a brick fenceFoundation of brick the fence

The next step is the construction of the foundation for a brick fence with your hands. He will simultaneously be his base, that is will protrude above the ground by at least 10 centimeters, therefore, the foundation must be made of durable material (to for example, reinforced concrete). The thickness of the foundation should be equal (or slightly exceed) the thickness of the brick pillars, which will serve as supports for brick walls.

Foundation deviceFoundation device

The depth of such a foundation, provided that all piers will also be made of brick, should not be less 50 centimeters.


How to lay the walls of a brick fenceHow to lay piers brick fence

Brick pillars should be placed approximately every three meter fence. A more accurate distance between them depends on the length of your border, since you can build a beautiful brick fence only observing the same distance between the sections.

In the center of each brick pillar must be frame, buried in the foundation to its entire depth. As the frame can act as four interconnected in spatial design of reinforcing bar and metal pipe (round or square).

The principle of clean masonryThe principle of clean masonry

The space between the frame and the inner walls of the brick It must be filled with cement-sand mortar.

Brick for pillars is better to take facing, since usually these Fence elements are not plastered. Masonry should be done with mandatory stitching. To prevent the destruction of pillars made of brick under the influence of snow and rain, they must be close with a cap.

Scheme of the fence deviceThe scheme of the fence

To strengthen the entire structure of the fence every 3-4 rows of masonry small metal rods (length 40-50 centimeters), which will later be included in the laying of the piers – so you get a more reliable fence than with a separate masonry piers, in no way connected with the pillars.



Brick fence with concrete sections


Brick fence with concrete sections

Piers between two brick pillars can be made of:

  • facing brick with jointing on both sides;
  • ordinary brick, provided that later you either plaster or clad with other materials (for example, natural or artificial stone).

At the same time, ordinary clay brick can be laid on a rib (in this case, the thickness of the wall will be only 65 mm), so and on the usual edge (the thickness of the wall will be 120 mm).


The process of laying piers is shown below:

A photo

FacingFacing Fence bricks

High brick fenceHigh brick fence

Combined fenceCombined fence

Fence with a ledgeLedge fence

Brick fence with wrought iron elementsBrick fence with forged elements

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