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    • loulou41
    • By loulou41 5th Oct 17, 2:55 PM
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    Using bricks to edge lawns
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    Using bricks to edge lawns 5th Oct 17 at 2:55 PM
    Just got some bricks left over. I am thinking of using them to edge my circular lawn. Anybody got any tips how to go about it for a newbie. Thanks
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    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 5th Oct 17, 4:34 PM
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    This should tell you all you need to know




    http://www.pavingexpert.com/edging08.htm
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    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 5th Oct 17, 6:33 PM
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    If you want them to stay put you'll need to bed them in to concrete. Of you don't mind a bit of movement you really could just bury them so only 10mm or so protrudes above the surface, or flush, all neatly in line of course.
    Last edited by glasgowdan; 05-10-2017 at 10:02 PM.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 5th Oct 17, 7:09 PM
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    I'd suggest measuring the diameter of the lawn, dive by two to get the radius then calculating the perimeter (multiply the radius (say 200cm) by itself (so 200 x 200) and then multiply the answer by 3.14. Divide the answer by the length of the bricks in cm, so you are not mixing your units up, which will tell you roughly how many bricks are needed if they lie along the side).

    Then, because that row of bricks makes the entire circle larger, calculate the new perimeter including the gap between the next course/divide by length of bricks again), rinse and repeat as necessary - to see whether you have enough bricks for the number of rings around it that you want.

    Can't be much more irritating than running out of bricks a couple of foot from finishing.


    If you don't do Maths, you'd have to lay them out around the edge to make sure.
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    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 5th Oct 17, 10:25 PM
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    It is many, many years since I did this at school, but you just described how to get the area of a circle (Pi x R squared) surely to do a boundary he needs the circumference (Pi x D)?


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    • By sheramber 6th Oct 17, 7:56 PM
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    calculate the circumference of a circle

    https://www.mathgoodies.com/calculators/circumference-calculator
    • z1a
    • By z1a 8th Oct 17, 5:32 PM
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    I'd suggest measuring the diameter of the lawn, dive by two to get the radius then calculating the perimeter (multiply the radius (say 200cm) by itself (so 200 x 200) and then multiply the answer by 3.14. Divide the answer by the length of the bricks in cm, so you are not mixing your units up, which will tell you roughly how many bricks are needed if they lie along the side).

    Then, because that row of bricks makes the entire circle larger, calculate the new perimeter including the gap between the next course/divide by length of bricks again), rinse and repeat as necessary - to see whether you have enough bricks for the number of rings around it that you want.

    Can't be much more irritating than running out of bricks a couple of foot from finishing.


    If you don't do Maths, you'd have to lay them out around the edge to make sure.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    Totally wrong, he doesn't want to cover it in bricks.
    Last edited by z1a; 08-10-2017 at 5:40 PM.
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