The jury is still out , at least in my mind. I would appreciate brutal comments.
On this veranda I needed a railing and thought up this . I was concerned how it will look, how strong it is , and the expense. The bricks are mostly overburnt rejects, the mortar after the first two courses are clay/sand , the pointing is portland cement/sand. the last row the bricks are stood on side and then there is 12x 10 cm reinforced concrete with a smooth finish on top.
Me? I think I like it over the steel railing becuase:
-It feels more secure
-gives a space to place plants, drinks, etc on
-it goes with the building
- will block view from outside
-will block some of the wind
Below is before pointing.