Garden Walls
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chrisjlye
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Garden Walls

by chrisjlye » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:17 pm

I am thinking about leveling a section of my garden and building a wall to essentially form a rasied bed where once there was a continuous slope. It will be no taller than 2-3ft tall with some steps (made from decking steps) in the middle. I am assuming the wall will be split into 2 L-shaped sections. How deep/wide will the trench have to be? And the concrete bed?

I am also assuming that it will have to be double skinned - is this a fair assumption? Therefore should both skins be brick or can the rear be concrete block? Do the skins have to be bound together? If so how?

Many thanks,

Chris

ALDA
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by ALDA » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:47 pm

CHRIS,

SEE PREVIOUS GARDENING POST TO THIS ONE FOR GUIDELINES AND IF YOU NEED FURTHER ADVICE GET BACK TO ME.

ALDA.

grooverider991
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Re: Garden Walls

by grooverider991 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:44 pm

HI Chris,build the wall in 9 inch brickwork and dig the footings to a minimum of 400mm deep and 500mm wide using a concrete mix of 5 to 1 ratio[quote="chrisjlye"]I am thinking about leveling a section of my garden and building a wall to essentially form a rasied bed where once there was a continuous slope. It will be no taller than 2-3ft tall with some steps (made from decking steps) in the middle. I am assuming the wall will be split into 2 L-shaped sections. How deep/wide will the trench have to be? And the concrete bed?

I am also assuming that it will have to be double skinned - is this a fair assumption? Therefore should both skins be brick or can the rear be concrete block? Do the skins have to be bound together? If so how?

Many thanks,

Chris[/quote]

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