Ocon DIY

Build your own Clay Brick Braai A
19 November 2017
Build your own Clay Brick Braai A

Study Instructions and Drawings before starting. This project has been kept as simple as possible and can be completed in a weekend. Each stage has been illustrated with drawings. The plan and elevation drawings show the overall dimensions of the braai, and the perspective drawing shows how it looks on completion.

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Build your own Stepped Flower Box
19 November 2017
Build your own Stepped Flower Box

These Stepped Flower Boxes serve as a useful means of overcoming differences in garden levels and breaking up open spaces, such as patios. The height and arrangements can be altered to preferred garden designs. However, to avoid brick cutting it is suggested that sizes are chosen to equivalent brick lengths.

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Build your own Clay Brick Braai B
19 November 2017
Build your own Clay Brick Braai B

This project has been kept as simple as possible and can be completed in a weekend. Each stage has been illustrated with drawings. The plan and elevation drawings show the overall dimensions of the braai, and the perspective drawing shows how it looks on completion.

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Cleaning Brickwork
19 November 2017
Cleaning Brickwork

A beginners guide to cleaning brickwork. Useful information for all Clay Brick DIY projects. Staining can mar the appearance of brickwork, but incorrect cleaning can cause permanent damage. Therefore, any method of cleaning should be tested in a small unobtrusive area and left for as long as possible, but at least a week, to see the results before the whole job is tackled.

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Calculating Quantities of Cement, Lime & Sand
19 November 2017
Calculating Quantities of Cement, Lime & Sand

A beginners guide to mixing mortar. Useful information for all Clay Brick DIY projects. The use of this information is based on recognised principles of design and construction and is at the discretion of the respective builder, contractor and end-user. The CBA SA is neither able to warrant the suitability of workmanship and the performance of any building material in a particular environment and does not accept responsibility for any claims arising from this information.

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Beginners Guide to Clay Brick Paving
19 November 2017
Beginners Guide to Clay Brick Paving

A beginners guide to laying paving. This guide is intended to assist the homeowner or do-it-yourself enthusiast in tackling various Clay Brick paving projects around the home, such as internal courtyards, garden paths, entertainment areas, etc.

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Lay your own abutting paving
19 November 2017
Lay your own abutting paving

The following criteria are essential to achieve satisfactory long-term performance of your paving:

  • Adequate drainage
  • Adequate thickness and quality of sub-base material
  • Adequate edge restraint
  • Selection of Clay Paving Bricks suitable for intended application
  • Uniform thickness of compacted bedding sand of 25 mm ±5 mm
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Build your own clay brick Tree Seat
19 November 2017
Build your own clay brick Tree Seat

This project has been kept as simple as possible and can be completed in a weekend. Each stage has been illustrated with drawings. The plan and elevation drawings show the overall dimensions of the braai, and the perspective drawing shows how it looks on completion.

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