Steps leadng to front of house. The middle brick step is one that needs replacing so I want it to look like the other concrete steps. Gravel will be laid on the steps/front paths.
The steps lead to front of house with a path eitherside of front door. I need a concrete step either side so you step down onto the pathway.
View as you step to the right of front door. Ive put a couple of bits of stone there for now but I was to replace these with a concrete step to match. The pathway will be graveled. (Presume I need to dig a trench to site the yellow land drain down in and then gravel over).
At the gate - the risers (height of step) are all supposed to be the same, the rise beteeen the top conc. step and road level is not the same as the other two risers.
Cast lintels don't come free, maybe shutter one or more new path gravel retaining steps, possibly to take any slope out of the path. Make sure that you lose some rebar in new conc. steps or they'll snap, especially if they're long, don't put rebar close to surface of concrete (rebar should have 50min cover of conc, see images of the ends of conc. lintels)
There are min and max recommended riser dims (and also goings dims).
You can make steps down each side of door out of conc. or blockwork, in either case the riser could be faced with (engineering/frost proof) bricks and there are plenty of natural stone/slate finish type conc. paving slabs available for the top surfaces.
Also, look at falls info re step surfaces where steps are outside, to allow water to drain.
A drill on hammer action is a makeshift way to briefly vibrate shuttering and get any air up out of the mix.