D.I.Y. FR What you’ll need to get started Planning your next EE on your D.I.Y. Project D.I.Y. Project Materials 150 bricks, ﬁred (230mm long, 110mm wide and 76mm deep) The Bunnings D.I.Y. brochures are designed to help you step the way through your D.I.Y. home projects. Build a Brick BBQ Reinforced mesh They’ll give you the right advice on what materials you’ll need, how to get the job done and tips and ideas for achieving Drip tray the best result. BBQ hot plate 3 bags of pre-mixed mortar Edging boards (2 x 1400mm long 25mm high, 2 x 900mm long 25mm high) How to build a brick bbq Tools Spirit level Trowel and shovel Bolster and mash hammer Stringline and pegs Wheelbarrow or mortar board Angle grinder with masonry blade (optional) Expert D.I.Y. advice If it’s advice you’re after, come in and discuss the project with Materials one of our experts. Ask about organising Same Day Delivery, Tool Hire, Installation or even enrol in one of our D.I.Y. classes. Always keep tools and materials away from children. Wear safety goggles when breaking bricks. BUNN735 02/08 For more information go to www.bunnings.com.au How to D.I.Y. Choosing a site the side creating a clean edge. Follow this format to complete the ﬁrst course - constantly checking with the spirit level and stringlines. Note Build a Brick BBQ the joining end of the middle line will need a half brick. Before you When choosing your BBQ site, make sure it is reasonably ﬂat, protected from start the second layer, it is important to that you stagger each level the wind, away from shrubs and bushes and not too far from your kitchen. - each course must maintain a 1/2 brick overlap to bond your project If you have an entertainment area around a pool or near your decking, this together. What this means is that you will have to cut bricks to achieve would be a great site. a staggering effect. No two joining levels will have the same design. See Fig 2 for brick layout. Now you have your two staggered designs There is nothing like outside Preparing your site simply repeat. entertaining with friends Using four corner pegs and a stringline, mark out an area of 1400 x900mm. Check that opposite sides are equal in length and use some string to check that Fig 2. This functional and family at home. A brick the diagonal distances match. layout has only 1 half brick per layer. BBQ can provide hours of Excavate & lay cement entertainment. Excavate to 100mm with a shovel then box in the pegged area with edging boards and pegs, making sure all board edges are level. Insert the steel mesh to reinforce the slab and prevent damage from tree roots. Follow the Please Note: directions on the cement bag, and then pour cement making sure that the Cutting bricks Information in this brochure is Bunnings’ opinion and we don’t warrant reinforced mesh is completely covered. Level the slab with a straight piece Lay your brick on the ground and mark a cutting line around brick with the accuracy or completeness of that information. Bunnings excludes all of timber, cover with a hessian bag or plastic sheet and allow it to cure for a your bolster and mash hammer. Now place your bolster in groove and liability in relation to the statements in this brochure. week - then remove your edging. ﬁrmly hit. You may also like to use an angle grinder with a masonry bit. Preparing for laying Supports Layout the complete ﬁrst course of your BBQ, making sure to allow 10mm The drip tray and hot plate will need supports. You can change the for mortar between bricks. Test that each corner is square with your builder’s brick design in course 6 and 9 to use bricks as supports. To do this square, then mark with a stringline and pegs so that you have a guide to start. simply lay the selected bricks so that only half of the brick is bedded in mortar and the remaining half is protruding inwards to support the ash Mixing mortar tray (course 6) and hot plate (course 9). You may also choose to bolt on steel supports after you have completed laying the bricks. To ﬁnish off the ﬁnal course (10), apply mortar and round off the edges with your Following the instructions on the pre-mixed mortar bag, mix the mortar on trowel. You may also like to insert a wooden table next to the hot plate, a mortar board or in a wheelbarrow so that it sticks to the trowel when held as a preparation area. vertically. Start laying D.I.Y. Hints and Tips 1. You may choose to use a gas barbeque rather than a drip tray and Starting in the top left corner, layout 10mm hot plate. If so you will need to measure the barbeque and adjust thick of mortar for each brick (start with the brick design. 4) then run the point of the trowel through the mortar to spread it slightly to sides (furrowing). Lay the ﬁrst brick at the front 2. Create a gauge rod to check the brick height (don’t forget to allow corner, align it with the stringline and tap 10mm for the mortar). with trowel to bed it into the mortar (Fig 1). Holding the next brick in one hand, apply 3. Always check your form work levels and dimensions. 10mm on the brick’s vertical joint, this is know as buttering. Now push this buttered 4. If your excavation soil is very dry or slightly wet, wait half an hour Fig 1. Tap brick with trowel to prevent the soil extracting moisture from the pour, which will to bed it into the mortar. brick against the ﬁrst brick to form a vertical join, and then bed this brick by tapping weaken it. down with trowel. Mortar will leak out the For further expert advice consult the qualiﬁed Team Members at your side, so simply scrape your trowel along local Bunnings Warehouse.
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