Advice on Type of Brick to use for Outdoor Concrete Top for Argentinian Style BBQ

18 Oct 2012
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Hi guys, I need some advice on the type of brick to use for an outdoor concrete top. I got an Argentinian style BBQ which I have placed over a concrete base in the garden. I now want to create a concrete top right to the BBQ basically using the rest of the concrete base I built for that purpose (see red drawing in the picture). I plan to build the 2 side and a back brick wall and then put a concrete table top on top so the wall needs some strength. What's the best brick for this job?

As the BBQ is exposed to the UK weather and I will be storing wood and charcoal below the table and BBQ (I will build some wooden doors for protection) I want bricks with low water porosity. I found the ones linked below on Selco but I am not sure if I should use them as the description says "non-facing brick". Ideally I would want some concrete bricks to stay the BBQ's grey and avoid having to render clay bricks. Any ideas?

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What's Argentinian about it? Does it differ much from Brazilian or Peruvian style BBQs?
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Before you know it, it will be invading the neighbours garden and claiming the land belongs to it.

British engineering bricks will keep it at bay, as will concrete bricks in the colour of your choice which includes red, white and blue.

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