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    What would an educated thumbsuck be to make a double brick wall higher? Its the old red face brick type. Raise it by let's say 1m or 1,5m. Looking for a per meter price. It's around a very old factory so doesn't have to look nice, just want to stop prying eyes looking in.

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    Around 110 bricks for a 1m H by 1m L double thickness wall extension.



    Wall Type: double brick non load bearing
    Length (in metres): 1
    Height (in metres): 1


    WALL (METERS SQUARED) : 1
    BRICKS REQUIRED : 110
    SAND: 0.08 cubic metres
    CEMENT: 0.36 bags



    If you tell us how long the wall is, it can be more accurate.
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    Thanks Jelo

    Would want to raise about 150 to 200m of the wall.
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    WALL (METERS SQUARED) : 150
    BRICKS REQUIRED : 16500
    SAND: 12 cubic metres
    CEMENT: 54 bags

    Now you can phone around and get quotes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    WALL (METERS SQUARED) : 150
    BRICKS REQUIRED : 16500
    SAND: 12 cubic metres
    CEMENT: 54 bags

    Now you can phone around and get quotes.

    Thanks.

    Wasn't there a builder on here somewhere?
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    just a note - you may need to have the height assessed as a 230 wall has limits in height i.t.o SANS 10400. May need stabilising piers and small bases. Also the jointing regime needs thought. Are you going to have plans done and submitted? Are you going to fund cash? All has impact and can attract cost. My 2c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ooba View Post
    Thanks.

    Wasn't there a builder on here somewhere?
    Jip. But he built high walls around himself

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed rouillard View Post
    just a note - you may need to have the height assessed as a 230 wall has limits in height i.t.o SANS 10400. May need stabilising piers and small bases. Also the jointing regime needs thought. Are you going to have plans done and submitted? Are you going to fund cash? All has impact and can attract cost. My 2c
    Will get plans done if needed. The wall is already about 4m high.

    I am now actually thinking of using IBR sheeting to "raise the wall". Its literally to give another meter or so of privacy.
    As stated previously it doesn't matter at all how it looks, the property is in a heavy industrial area with an informal settlement next door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed rouillard View Post
    just a note - you may need to have the height assessed as a 230 wall has limits in height i.t.o SANS 10400. May need stabilising piers and small bases. Also the jointing regime needs thought. Are you going to have plans done and submitted? Are you going to fund cash? All has impact and can attract cost. My 2c
    Ditto what Ed said,
    See attached extract from the national building regs ( SANS 10400 table 17) - your wall is probably already close to it's max height (depending on shape, piers, etc.) - even if it isn't yet, I would guess that there's not much chance that you can add 1 to 1.5 m without it exceeding the allowable heights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ooba View Post
    Will get plans done if needed. The wall is already about 4m high.

    I am now actually thinking of using IBR sheeting to "raise the wall". Its literally to give another meter or so of privacy.
    As stated previously it doesn't matter at all how it looks, the property is in a heavy industrial area with an informal settlement next door.
    If you use IBR, you'll be contributing to someone next door's new shack!
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    For the price of a wall extension, what about a 1.5m cattle grade electrical fence on top of the wall?
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    Alternatively, maybe look and see if possible to add a Pre-cast wall on top of the existing wall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christo Davids View Post
    Alternatively, maybe look and see if possible to add a Pre-cast wall on top of the existing wall?
    a fit 12 year old can break a precast slab
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    WALL (METERS SQUARED) : 150
    BRICKS REQUIRED : 16500
    SAND: 12 cubic metres
    CEMENT: 54 bags

    Now you can phone around and get quotes.
    Spot on, and get double wall brick force as well - for every 3rd row you add
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    a fit 12 year old can break a precast slab
    Yes, but the intention is to do this on an existing 4m high wall, so increase privacy? Surely the Pre-CAst will do the job and be more cost effective than bricks?
    Need to check whether foundation will hold the heightened wall, etc... Better than IBR in my opinion...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christo Davids View Post
    Yes, but the intention is to do this on an existing 4m high wall, so increase privacy? Surely the Pre-CAst will do the job and be more cost effective than bricks?
    Need to check whether foundation will hold the heightened wall, etc... Better than IBR in my opinion...
    when he says privacy I think he means ACCESS CONTROL

    "the property is in a heavy industrial area with an informal settlement next door" "The wall is already about 4m high."

    A 4m wall cannot be looked over easily. It takes quite a bit of effort.
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    Depends on the topography of the area, the settlement could be on a higher elevation allowing prying eyes in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish2604 View Post
    Depends on the topography of the area, the settlement could be on a higher elevation allowing prying eyes in.


    Spot on. It's not for security purposes at all, just privacy. There is plenty security on site.
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    You are going to need an engineers assessment and sign off on the extensions if it's even possible, so I would do that before even getting quotes.

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    Go ask Donald Trump!

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