Building a BBQ

OK, this was made last August. But it is still standing so I think worthy of a post! πŸ™‚


My advice would be buy the sand and cement then mix your own instead of using pre-mixed bags. Not only does this save money but you get a better mix. Here you can see the first 6 rows of bricks laid as the pre-mix ran out!

Note the fairy liquid!



Just taking time, constantly checking bricks are level with a spirit level/piece of wood – and of course that the BBQ tray/grill fits!

Re. keeping everything level, I ended up building on old paving that was already in the ground.

When I started the plan changed to fit in around these “foundations” – only problem was they weren’t level, so under that first row more cement was used on one side than the other.




And hey presto – one BBQ!












And of course make sure you don’t buy too many bricks! πŸ™‚

Β£25 for B&Q BBQ

Β£70 for too many bricks, cement & sand from Selco

One afternoon.

From B&Q I also bought a small trowel Β£7, brick chisel Β£6 and fancy paving slab Β£5.

Turned out I never did use that slab in the end, it’s still a “table top” lying on a pile of extra bricks. When I started the intention was to follow the instructions from, but then that was adapted in an agile way when the product owner surveyed the foundations we had to work with πŸ™‚

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1 Response to Building a BBQ

  1. marcus says:

    see also – I’ve recently had to replace the BBQ and B&Q no longer supply their’s

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