|New pathway of Old Red Bricks|
Why old red bricks ? Well, old red bricks are better than new red bricks. First, they are solid, no holes in them. Second, they are more interesting colours and shades. Yes, you can get new bricks in a variety of colours, but the character of the old red bricks is hard to beat. They just look so good.
|we got the three palettes|
in the centre stack
|old narrow steps |
being re done in brick
|a mens size 12 or 13 shoe fits |
on the new steps now !
|Before: concrete or dirt pathways|
Time to get out the jackhammer !
Old Red Brick pathway looks amazing
|A very stylish pathway with room now for the BBQ|
I returned home to see the bricks in place, just packing sand and concrete mix to be swept and watered in between them. This week weather has been good and that job is now finished. It looks superb ! I really love how it all finishes off the outdoor space so well, big improvement over what was there before, or over nothing between the pavers and shed. The old red bricks really look excellent next to the pavers, the corrugated iron Colourbond shed, the retaining walls and stone walls of the house. Ian even had a few "antique" old scottish bricks in his workshop and he has placed them in the mix too.
|an antique scottish brick |
with imprinted text
And now the pathway and paving is all in place, we can BBQ out there !!!!