Brick piers

12 Jul 2008
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United Kingdom
I've got a garden wall which is double skin and 8 courses heigh. It's got a built-up peer section in the middle where two sections of wall meet to form an angle. I'd like to build this pier up. I'd also like to extend the wall along to the right and and add another pier/columns at the end. The idea is to put fence panels in between.
I'm just wondering how hi I can go with the peers safely? Ideally I'd like the overall fence to be 6-ft so I need to pierce to be around about that height. Can I do this by just building the double skin wall up into a column or would the peirs need to be 2 bricks width?
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Rebar built into the piers and fill cavity with concrete ??
I used scaffold poles in 1 1/2 brick columns 7 ft high. 30 years ago
I removed one last year due to a tree root bending it.
I need not have worried it was hard work with a 950 Kango to remove
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Cheers. I was just concerned because the peers are going to be as tall as the actual wall that they're sat on, if that makes sense?

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