Use of engineering bricks for border

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  1. onionsa

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    Hi all. We are looking to edge our patio and garden with a single line of grey brick, but we want them butted tightly together, not sand filled like a driveway joint. Would I be right in thinking that engineering bricks are flat on all sides? (driveway bricks seem to have notches to force the space)

    Also, when it comes to laying these would a sand base be ok?

    Thanks.
     
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    But they are not like Lego. There will be gaps and odd sizes.
     
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    You still need a bit of much in between them.
    However, my neighbour built some flower pots with engineering bricks, without vertical gaps and many years later they're still there, even though they're in constant contact with soil.
     
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    Use the proper blue pavers and dark coloured sand? They still end up pretty close together.
     
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    This is what we have opted for. Didn’t realise they were referred to as blue which is why we weren’t getting many results on google. Have got a few and they look like they will do the job nicely.

    Any recommendations on sand base or wet mix?

    Thanks!
     
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