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Sydney Bricklayers Reveal Their Secrets! 4 Clever Ways to Use Masonry Blocks in Your Outdoor Space

Transform your outdoor space into a spectacular area with the simple use of masonry blocks.
Here are some tips from our Sydney bricklayers in Sydney.

Masonry blocks can be used in many different ways, and are not purely for the construction of a development. Recently, they have been a popular choice for many homeowners and are being used for gardens and outdoor areas to transform the facade. Many few building materials have the same versatility as the masonry block – especially when it comes to utilising them in outdoor areas. Bricklayers in Sydney are now choosing masonry blocks as not only are they durable and strong, but they come in a large number of sizes, shapes, textures and colour palettes.

Do you want to transform your outdoor space with a couple of easy steps? Block laying using masonry blocks can add a little magic to your home. Here are some ways on how you can use masonry blocks in your outdoor space.

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Masonry blocks have the adaptability to suit your design needs! Whether you want a sophisticated garden bed or a more quirky planter box, masonry blocks allow you to create a space that meets your needs. You can create your little area of lush greenery by simply using masonry bricks to create a garden bed with your favourite plants. This can add a subdued elegance to your outdoor area. You can also create your design by stacking masonry blocks of similar or varying sizes with the holes facing upwards in a different arrangement – filling them with succulents or colourful flowers. Do you want to add a pop of colour? Spraypaint the masonry blocks to add a dash of colour. DIY jobs aren’t for everyone! We recommend seeking a bricklayer in Sydney for your project who will be able to transform your outdoor space within an instant.

Seating areas

You can also design and construct a simple garden bench by block laying different masonry bricks. To do this, you can use a mixture of masonry blocks and construction adhesive for the concrete. To create the sides of the bench, you will need to build a two-block wide by a two-block high base, using the construction adhesive to join the blocks together. You will then need to place two more blocks on top of the base, with the holes facing inwards and join it with adhesive, placing one block vertically at the rear to hold all the important parts of the bench. The final step is to thread four of the timber pieces through inward-facing blocks of your stacks to form the bench seat.

Retaining walls

Retaining walls can be made of anything – from timber to rocks to boulders. We recommend using masonry blocks and bricks for your retaining wall. With so many different sizes, colours and styles to select the decision can be quite difficult. If you are thinking about building your retaining wall, we recommend using smaller blocks that are lightweight, requiring little expertise and minimal components to install. You will also have to consider the kind of finish you want to achieve and the height of the wall. Blocks can be installed in several ways hence why installation needs to be taken into account along with your style preferences. Once you have decided on your structural requirements, the fun begins! It’s time to design! The main selections you will have to make in terms of design include the laying format, colour and finish of the blocks. If you are struggling to make these decisions on your own, contact a bricklayer in Sydney who will be able to advise you.

Masonry fireplaces

Do you want your outdoor living space to exude a warm and cosy feeling? Masonry fireplaces are certainly one of the best choices. A fireplace can enhance the look of any garden, patio or outdoor area. Before you decide to make a masonry fireplace, we recommend you seek a professional bricklayer in Sydney who will be able to help you with the installation. You should also consider the location of your masonry fireplace. Ensure you place it away from any flammable materials including shrubs and trees. When it arrives time to design your fireplace,  the sky is the limit. Outdoor masonry fireplaces can be made out of several different materials including brick and stone. Alongside this, you can also choose from various stone colours, textures, shapes and sizes.

Do you want to transform your outdoor space into a spectacular haven? Aspec Masonry specialises in masonry work within Sydney and wider Australia, providing high-quality masonry and block laying services. With skills in a range of bricklaying services, our team can help turn your vision into reality.

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