Free-Standing Brick Design Walls For Homes
Free-standing brick walls are widely used for boundary demarcation, landscaping, screening, security and noise barriers. When properly constructed, free-standing brick walls have proved to be extremely durable and pleasing in appearance.
There are many examples of brick walls which are hundreds of years old, and apart from occasional pointing and attention to coping require no other maintenance.
By modern standards, most of these old walls built by rule of thumb are clearly over-designed. However since the turn of the century and particularly after the Second World War, financial constraints and the phenomenal growth of mass housing estates produced some very unsatisfactory examples of free-standing walling.
As strange as it may seem, walls are not subjected to statutory control. An exception to this is within the inner London area where approval is required when the height exceeds 1.83m (6ft) above ground level. It is therefore not surprising that in the majority of cases, walls are put up rather than designed and all too frequently prematurely deteriorate or blow over.