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Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks for
the base of a greenhouse.

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Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks
for the base of a greenhouse.


How big are your bags of sand required?


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Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks
for the base of a greenhouse.


How big are your bags of sand required?

The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't see that
it will need many.


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Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks
for the base of a greenhouse.

How big are your bags of sand required?

The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't see that
it will need many.


I would have thought a barrow/mixer load would do that many bricks. That
usually works out at three bags of sand and half a cement...

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Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks
for the base of a greenhouse.

Thanks

Kevin


Try a google for "brick estimator|calculator" or "mortar calculator" or
similar - I've seen one somewhere on the web (pavingexpert?? - can't
remember) that let you reckon a section of wall into number of bricks and
amount of mortar.

Cheers

Tim


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Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks
for the base of a greenhouse.


How big are your bags of sand required?

The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't see
that it will need many.


Prolly 3 or 4 bags, plus a bag of OPC, add water, mix thoroughly to a nice
stiff creamy consistency, add to faces of brick, lay brick in a straight
line where you need it, repeat for another 79 bricks making courses as you
go to required height. Leave a small gap at the lowest points for water
escape when the garden hose stays on when you go watch TV.
Finish job.
Make a cuppa
Stand back and watch next doors cat pee all over them ;-)



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Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80

bricks
for the base of a greenhouse.

How big are your bags of sand required?

The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't

see
that it will need many.


Prolly 3 or 4 bags, plus a bag of OPC, add water, mix thoroughly to

a nice
stiff creamy consistency, add to faces of brick, lay brick in a

straight
line where you need it, repeat for another 79 bricks making courses

as you
go to required height. Leave a small gap at the lowest points for

water
escape when the garden hose stays on when you go watch TV.
Finish job.
Make a cuppa
Stand back and watch next doors cat pee all over them ;-)




I'd keep it OFF the faces if I were you - looks 'orrid !!!

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Zen83237 coughed up some electrons that declared:

Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80

bricks
for the base of a greenhouse.

Thanks

Kevin


Try a google for "brick estimator|calculator" or "mortar calculator"

or
similar - I've seen one somewhere on the web (pavingexpert?? - can't
remember) that let you reckon a section of wall into number of

bricks and
amount of mortar.

Cheers

Tim


Paving Expert has one iirc

AWEM

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"Zen83237" wrote in message
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Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80 bricks
for the base of a greenhouse.

How big are your bags of sand required?

The normal Wickes size of from my local builders merchant. I can't see
that it will need many.


Prolly 3 or 4 bags



Depends rather crucially on the bag size! Might only need one.

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Zen83237 wrote:
Very quick question. How many bags of sand will I need to lay 80
bricks for the base of a greenhouse.

Thanks

Kevin


three 25kg bags will be sufficient


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