1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Sloped brick wall?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jacko555, 30 Jul 2021.

  1. jacko555

    jacko555

    Joined:
    5 Feb 2005
    Messages:
    540
    Thanks Received:
    70
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Live on a hill.

    Neighbour is having a new brick boundary wall built.

    The builders have built the wall so it slopes down hill. Each course of bricks slopes in line with the incline of the hill, rather than being level.

    It's the first time I've seen this approach (although can't say I pay much attention to boundary walls).

    Looks cocked to me. Maybe the neighbour wanted it and the builders said "OK mate"

    Just wondering is this a common approach?
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. KenGMac

    KenGMac

    Joined:
    24 Aug 2010
    Messages:
    3,788
    Thanks Received:
    732
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No.

    Ken.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. conny

    conny

    Joined:
    30 Jun 2008
    Messages:
    13,821
    Thanks Received:
    760
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Corrected your spelling for you. :)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Charlie George

    Charlie George

    Joined:
    16 Mar 2018
    Messages:
    702
    Thanks Received:
    90
    Location:
    Manchester
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  6. Notch7

    Notch7

    Joined:
    15 Sep 2017
    Messages:
    24,339
    Thanks Received:
    1,737
    Location:
    S. Uplands
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    nothing wrong with it at all.

    there are some fine examples of this around the country - usually really long boundary walls around big estates.
     
  7. fillyboy

    fillyboy

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2019
    Messages:
    6,746
    Thanks Received:
    601
    Location:
    cornwall
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I can't say I recall ever seeing an example, but if it's not too steep a gradient and it's done well, I suppose you wouldn't notice.

    Where's nosy? what does he reckon.
     
  8. KenGMac

    KenGMac

    Joined:
    24 Aug 2010
    Messages:
    3,788
    Thanks Received:
    732
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Probably beat described as being somewhat "Un-Conventional" ??

    As "fillyboy" above, I cannot recall seeing such a wall. OK I have seen a lot of locally sloping boundary walls, but generally in a mining area where a shallow old mine working has caused the issue.

    Ken.
     
  9. Notch7

    Notch7

    Joined:
    15 Sep 2017
    Messages:
    24,339
    Thanks Received:
    1,737
    Location:
    S. Uplands
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    This is a boundary wall I’ve driven past a few times….it’s near Blandford Forum.

    [​IMG]

    The reason it was built is controversial.

    It’s a boundary wall for Charborough estate….very topical as the wealth came from the slave trade.
     
  10. Sponsored Links
  11. securespark

    securespark

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2004
    Messages:
    36,779
    Thanks Received:
    1,261
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Wouldn't you usually lay bricks horizontal and step up or down as you go?
     
  12. Charlie George

    Charlie George

    Joined:
    16 Mar 2018
    Messages:
    702
    Thanks Received:
    90
    Location:
    Manchester
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    With steps the copings would easily be displaced,i have built a handful over the years,not as easy to build as level walls,and any pillars you add to the wall look odd.
     
  13. fillyboy

    fillyboy

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2019
    Messages:
    6,746
    Thanks Received:
    601
    Location:
    cornwall
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yeah that's my way of thinking but to be fair, the one in Notch's picture is a lot easier on the eye than if it were stepped. That wall blends in with the landscape more.

    I can see I'm going to spend the next few weeks looking at walls as I drive around.
     
  14. EFLImpudence

    EFLImpudence

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2010
    Messages:
    36,824
    Thanks Received:
    4,122
    Location:
    Retired to:
    Country:
    Portugal
  15. EFLImpudence

    EFLImpudence

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2010
    Messages:
    36,824
    Thanks Received:
    4,122
    Location:
    Retired to:
    Country:
    Portugal
    With the occasional gate:

    upload_2021-7-31_1-8-53.png

    Vive la republique,
     
  16. jacko555

    jacko555

    Joined:
    5 Feb 2005
    Messages:
    540
    Thanks Received:
    70
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    This is the wall in question

    20210806_204747.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. johnny2007

    johnny2007

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,547
    Thanks Received:
    539
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Unconventional, yes, but somehow I like it.
    I don't think structurally it makes any difference.
     
Loading...

Share This Page