Hi Thirsty,1. Price up the materials required
2. Work out how long it would take you to do the entire job yourself in your spare time
3. Decide if you'd prefer to use your spare time doing something else and pay someone to do the job for you.
The reason I asked was it block or brick (besides impacting the price ) was that your title says 'block' but your OP says 'brick' and I was wondering why render a brick.Hi SpartRite,
Thanks for replying, the width is 1mtr and I would like it rendered - maybe plaster was the wrong term. Rendering gives a better finish.
Many thanks for your work on this reply its much appreciated. It just seemed a lot of money for a raised flower bed, I'll have to look at alternatives.10.5 metres length, three rows of blocks, plastered Finish
some site Prep / basic digging and foundations
about 75 blocks
about 23m of edge bead (thereabouts, if bed is rectangular)
needs two coats of plaster for good finish
Plus a few bags of sand, cement, plaster, etc.
1000 euro sounds alright.
Thanks a bunch for this post, the concrete panels are well worth looking at.A cheaper alternative might be to consider concrete panels? No foundation required, no finish required and would be very quick and easy to assemble (unless there is a significant amount of cutting of panels/posts required). See https://ardcroney.ie/product/concrete-panels/ for example.