Spread the road base with a rake and compact it with a tamper to be 35mm thick. In a wheelbarrow, mix up one part cement with four parts river sand, Shovel the mixture over the area and screed flat with a level to 20mm thick. Start laying the bricks, beginning at the centre and working outwards. Lay the bricks one course at a time, tapping them into the sand-cement mix with a rubber mallet.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.