A cement besser or cinder block garden edge wall that is easy to do and will help improve your bricklaying and rendering skills.
The project took about 6-8 weekends to actually complete with breaks in between waiting for mortar and render to dry, plus sourcing the right height blocks and deciding what to fill the blocks with also family commitments, wet weather and a few learning mistakes along the way (read wet weather and render that washed away and cracked due to being wet and loosing strength - required me to remove a days work and start again).
I think it worked out 'ok' (6/10) and I learned how to get the bricks level and in straight lines - eventually, learned about rendering and getting a reasonable finish, covering my work if it looks like rain, keeping inquisitive children and pets off wet masonry (another story). So if it was a wall of a garage or interior I'd be knocking it down and relaying the blocks, but being a garden wall I'm happy to leave it do the job it's intended to do.
Lots of helpful info on the 'net' for first time 'brickies' and renderers but getting your hands in the mortar and a good feel for the trowel is the only way to workout how to do it properly.
I work as a professional building and pest inspector so ensuring compliance is critical, so the project is firstly safe and is to code.
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