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Corobrik: 5 Uncommon Uses For Leftover Face Brick And Pavers


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If you’ve just finished renovating and have few unused clay bricks or pavers that you don’t know what to do with, then you’re about to be surprised by the many different ways that you can use this trusty building material to beautify your garden or home.

Besides typical ideas such as flower bed edging and garden pathways, there are a number of more creative and more uncommon uses for leftover face brick and pavers.

Take a look at these 5 clever ideas from South Africa’s leading brick manufacturer, Corobrik, and be inspired!


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Encourage your kids to play outdoors more often and build them a face brick sandpit. This lovely fun-filled feature will liven up your garden and entertain your little ones for hours on end.

2.Face Brick Bird Baths

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What could be better than being surrounded by the sound of birds chirping, especially in this sunny summer weather? Bird baths will instantly attract your favourite winged whistlers! And what’s really great is the fact that they’re super easy to build.

3.Outdoor Showers

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Love being outdoors? Take your shower from inside to outside with an outdoor shower. There’s nothing more luxurious than a property with an outdoor shower. Whether it’s minimalistic or more of a statement-making design scheme and it’s easier to achieve than you think. Apart from being really practical, this use for leftover clay pavers will give your garden a refreshing makeover.

4.Clay Paver Backsplashes

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Why go for faux cladding when you can have the real thing? Exposed face brick is extremely popular right now – especially when it comes to kitchen backsplashes. But if you don’t have a brick house, it’s really not that difficult to get that warm, authentic look. With some mortar, multi-purpose tile adhesive and some thin clay pavers, you can easily enjoy the bare beauty of brick.

5.Garden Labyrinths

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Imagine unwinding after work by taking a relaxing stroll through your garden labyrinth! This mesmerizingly beautiful idea can be replicated with both face brick and clay pavers, and the creative possibilities are endless (Read Corobrik’s blog on Beautifully Paved Garden Labyrinths for more ideas).

Just when you think you’ve seen everything that you can do with bricks and pavers, a new and surprising idea always comes along. So be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this page and subscribe to our newsletter so that you don’t miss out on Corobrik’s latest and greatest ideas, as well as more uncommon uses for leftover face brick and clay pavers.



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