Detached Double Garage Construction - Use Blocks Or Bricks For Corners?


Postby deiterdennis » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:02 am

I am considering building a double garage which, if built, will be detached from the house.
My preference would be to use thermal blocks with brick piers.
My question is this.Can I just use blocks at the rear wall corners, or must I use brick piers?
A supplimentery question.Is it acceptable to use existing concrete base as foundation for the side walls?
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:51 pm

I wouldn't use thermal blocks on a garage, its more expensive, they are not as strong and its pointless unless your using the garage as an office,
I would use 100mm wide concrete blocks, and you can build the piers out of block aswell,As for the concrete base it needs to be a minimum of 150mm thick.
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Postby deiterdennis » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:47 pm

Hello & thankyou for repyling.
I have considered concrete blocks but, in comparing price difference with thermal blocks there is little
between them & as they are more difficult to handle (weight),I still prefer thermal blocks.
My original question on the corners.Do I need to use piers?
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Postby welsh brickie » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:25 pm

yes you need piers use the blocks instead of bricks its easier.
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Postby deiterdennis » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:08 am

Thankyou for the information.
I am not clear as to how I would use blocks as piers,could you explain in more detail?
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Postby welsh brickie » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:45 am

you build your piers in the corner, so standard block height is 225mm with a mortar bed, you cut 100mm off a block and set it next to the one on the corner, then lay 2 blocks on the flat ontop of the corner, and repeat the bond, blocks are 100mm wide so if you lay 2 flat with the mortar bed it equates to 225mm the same height as the block.
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Postby deiterdennis » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:52 pm

Hello.
I followed your instructions with a dry run.I am now clear on the corners. Can I use the same method
on other piers (i.e) between the corners?
My preference would be to use hinged doors so, I assume thermal blocks will not be strong enough to
hold a frame & doors.Is this assumption correct?
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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:39 pm

yes its best to use 100mm solid concrete blocks
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Postby deiterdennis » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:58 pm

Hello.
Thankyou for all your information & help. Greatly appreciated.
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