Step by step instructions of brick masonry barbecue

By Admin | Landscaping
11 April 2016

This article - a step by step guide of brick masonry barbecue with his own hands.Offered to your attention a barbecue option is double-wall construction - the inner wall surrounding the cooking area, made of heat-resistant refractory bricks, the outer wall is made of modular brick.(We chose a brick large enough to reduce the work of its masonry. You can use the brick, which is at hand, just need to make some adjustments in the implementation of the project.)

Air layer thickness of 10 cm between the walls helps to insulate the cooking area.Top covered with a relatively thin wall tiles treated stone.In places of direct contact with fire, it is recommended to use fireclay she heat-resistant and long time does not crack.The foundation is a barbecue at the depth of 30 cm bearing supporting a reinforced slab.Such a foundation, called "floating", designed to meet a possible shift with changes in temperature.On the local specifications of building codes you can contact t

he inspector for construction supervision.

Step by step instructions masonry barbecue with his own hands


  1. Preparations
  2. marking
  3. Dry layout of the inner layer of bricks
  4. Dry layout of the outer layer of bricks
  5. template for masonry work
  6. Laying the first row of bricksthe inner wall
  7. Laying the first row of bricks of the outer wall
  8. masonry walls
  9. metal elements (ligaments)
  10. Smoothing solution
  11. Adding supports grill
  12. Terrazzo tiles


Prepare the 120 ×150 cm. The perimeter of the area dig a trench width of 30 cm and depth of 25 cm. Remove 10 cm of soil from the remaining trench in the middle of the rectangle, and round off the edges.Set formwork around the site, so that the rear part of it protrudes above the ground by 5 cm, and in the front - 3.5-4 cm (small bias is needed to effectively exhaust rainwater).Strengthen support to five 130 cm pieces of rebar.Place the two pieces of rebar at 10 cm from the front and rear sides of the trench;the remaining three evenly spaced therebetween.Grease formwork varnish or a special anti-adhesion agent and pour concrete.

Pouring the foundation


After harden the foundation, which will take about a week, apply a chalk markings denoting the location of the inner edge of a brick wall.Draw a line 10 cm from the front edge of the foundation and perpendicular to it, in the middle of the court, another.Symmetrically about the center line, draw a rectangle of 60 × 80 cm, one side of which is the first line.


Dry layout of the inner layer of bricks

around the outside of the box lay (without mortar) a first layer of refractory bricks, leaving a gap of 0.3 cm.

Note: The correct position of the interior walls is necessary so they can maintain a gridiron.Start by placing whole bricks at the front line, in the middle of a short wall of bricks lay cut.

The layout of the bricks

Dry layout of the outer layer of bricks

Put the outer wall of the modular brick size of 10 × 8 × 20 cm. Be between the bricks gap of about 1 cm. The back wall to take place in about 1 cm from the last refractory bricks left wall.Cut bricks should be in the middle of the left wall.Circle the perimeter of the outer wall with chalk.

Dry the layout of the outer layer

template for masonry work

Make a template for the masonry.On the wooden bar 8 apply labels corresponding to the size of the refractory bricks, with a gap of 1 cm to the bottom seam and 0.3 cm for the remaining stitches.The upper part of the final number should be at a distance of 90 cm from the bottom edge.Transfer the top line on the other side of the line template.Put the 11 series of modular bricks so that the last row has coincided with a mark of 90 cm (thickness of each joint while should get about 1 cm).


Laying the first row of the inner wall of bricks

Put a layer of solution required for a 1 cm seam along the chalk lines drawn by the inner wall.Lay the first row of refractory bricks with a gap of 0.3 cm.

Laying the first row

Laying the first row of bricks of the outer wall

Lay the first row of bricks of the outer wall.Use oiled 1cm insert to create vents after bricks front left and right walls.


masonry walls

Start laying the second row with a half-brick outer wall adjacent to the inner wall.Bricks in the second row should be staggered from the first row.Alternately Lay series of internal and external walls, after checking the quality of each series of masonry made using a template and level.Scheme masonry barbecue bricks with their hands, you can follow our instructions in the accompanying photographs.


metal elements (ligaments)

Place the metal ligaments between the corners of the inner and outer walls on the second, third, fifth and seventh rows.


Smoothing solution

When the solution has hardened enough to withstand the minimum pressure fingers (check the seams on both walls every few rows), flatten it.For this you need a special tool for jointing.The time when it is time to start the jointing depends on the type of solution.

Rasschivka seams

Adding supports grill

Above the fifth, sixth and seventh rows of masonry attach the T-shaped plate, which will serve to support the grill grates.Use a 10 cm plate with lateral thickness not exceeding 2.5 mm.Place the plate along the side walls of the refractory bricks at a distance of 8, 30, 45 and 67 cm from the rear wall.

Insert plate

Terrazzo tiles

When you have finished laying the wall, set the upper ceiling of the processed natural stone.On the upper surface of the inner and outer walls, place a layer of the solution, calculated on 1 cm thick seam. Place the tiles overlap one edge of which should be flush with the inner surface of the refractory brick.Make sure the tiles are on the same level.Process the seams when the solution starts to set.A week later, seal the joints between the tiles with a special compound and set the grill.


work is finished.With our step by step instructions of building a brick barbecue you can do with your hands what will be proud of for years to come.It remains to buy meat and vegetables, and to call to visit friends and relatives ...


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