Brendan makes round steps using concrete stormwater pipes.
- 600mm diametre Concrete Stormwater Pipe (available form Rocla or James Hardie)
- 600mm diametre Precast Concrete Paver (available from garden Life)
- Mortar mix (sand, cement, water)
- Fill (eg rubble, bluemetal, soil)
- Spirit level
- Wheel barrow
- Cut stormwater pipe to appropriate length, as per the suppliers instructions. Ensure the cuts are neat and not jagged.
- Create a level solid base for the pipe to sit on, we have used bricks and mortar.
- Lay a ring of mortar on top of the brick base for the cut stormwater pipe to sit on, and leave to set overnight.
- Empty your fill into the stormwater pipe compacting as you go to ensure a solid finish. Your fill should be flush with the top of the pipe.
- Lay a mortar ring around the edge of the stormwater pipe and sit precast concrete paver on top. Wipe away excess mortar.
- We used a steel reinforced stormwater pipe which requires a demolition saw to cut. Fibre reinforced stormwater pipes are available and can be cut with a much smaller tool.
- Contact your local council to verify step height regulations. Generally the rise of a step (vertical height between two steps) should be between 130mm - 190mm