Not just a pretty face

Not just a pretty face

Get creative with facing brick

Have you considered using bricks to build more than just your home? What about garden walling, an outdoor fireplace, a brick BBQ or a bespoke seating area? Our facing bricks are perfect for indoor elements as well, such as alcoves, fireplaces and stove surrounds.

Speak to our friendly outside rooms team for help and advice.

Outdoor fireplace

Let an outdoor fireplace act as a vehicle for bringing people together. We no longer have to retreat indoors when the sun goes down or the evening turns a little chilly.

Choose a fireplace design that fits in with the scale of your house and garden, and also suits the material from which they’re constructed.

Tip: Add a flagged seating area to utilise space!

Take a pew

Facing bricks are a versatile option for seating in your outside room. Compliment your style with a matching brick colour or add a contrasting colour to create a focal point.

The roughness of the brick will work well against a smooth wood for the base of your seat. Add cushions and throws to help soften the landscape.

Tip: add storage underneath your seats with a camouflaged flap for instant access to otherwise dead space! 

Add ambience to your outdoor space with a chimenea

Imagine sitting outdoors with your friends around a burning fire this autumn; snug and warm as the days get shorter and the nights get cooler. 

Everyone loves a chimenea - an eye catching patio heater which spreads a circle of warmth. Build a brick housing around your chimenea to create a focal point. Use it to raise the height and also add a little stability to the unit.

Outdoor kitchen

With all this outside living space, you'll need an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens are really just BBQ’s with a bit of added zest. Whether that be the addition of a sink, a fridge or just a fancy work surface, it is more than just a BBQ on wheels, it’s on trend!

In addition to patio furniture, consider more permanent built-in additions to your kitchen space. A wooden surface or flagged countertop can provide a stylish place for serving your food.

Grow your own

It takes skill, knowledge and patience to be able to use your outside space as your own private greengrocers. But with just a bit of planning, you can make things a lot easier for yourself.

Brick planters are an easy way to grow plants and vegetables. A raised planter is also easier to reach if you find it difficult to crouch or kneel at ground level. 

Wonderful walling

Attractive landscaping using walling in a garden will also add value to your property – and bring a fresh new perspective to your outside living experience. 

In most typical gardens, a competent DIY enthusiast can design and build something that meets their requirements, but if you want the wow factor you should ask the experts at AG.

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Some examples of facing brick used for outdoor elements