I have what I consider to be an ugly and old fashioned leaf block screenwall.
Does anyone have any ideas what I can do with it? Can it be renedered?
I should think you'd either have to fill in the gaps first or use some of that expanded metal to grab the cement.
I think it's rather nice as it is!
Last edited: 24 August 2017 19:17:33
I'd think the same. Are you planning on doing it yourself? If so, you'd need to be sure it's nice and secure. You don't want bits dropping off
Would it be worth getting a couple of quotes for sorting it too?
I wonder how long it will be before people start scouring reclamation yards in search of blocks like these? Could you grow a climber over it? It looks as good as new. Is it on a boundary, or wholly on your ground? That will partly determine your options.
I accept mine because it lets the light through to plants unlike a solid structure and it also filters the wind.
There was a recent Love Your Garden episode which involved these blocks. They were covered with panels and painted - I think it was some sort of composite material.
Also look at Hardiplank as they have some low maintenance material in lovely colours.
Last edited: 27 August 2017 10:25:21
I saw the Love your garden episode too! Actually your bricks look really clean and in a good condition and rather inoffensive. They allow for wind diffusion and provide a pleasant pattern. I wouldn't worry about them but it's your garden.....