concrete arch for back garden wall

Postby goose » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:06 pm

I want to try and make a concrete arch for my back garden wall. The arch itself will be a very 'shallow rise' with the centre only been around 1.5 inch about the ends (if that makes sense). I'm assuming that I should use reinforcing rods?

I'd like to make it the same height as a concrete block and the same width as two blocks. it would be the width of a gate opening + extra 1/2 block width each side.

What mix should I use for the concrete? How many rods + how to fit them?
How to make the mold?

many thanks.
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Postby grooverider991 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:14 pm

Hiya,mix the concrete 4 to 1 and use a couple of 12mm reinforcing bars which you can bend easily to the arc shape,hope this helps
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