A water wall is a beautiful addition to any garden, and can really take it from ‘nice’ to ‘splendid’. But you may be wondering if you need to spend a lot of money to have a water feature installed in your yard. The truth is, you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a water wall installed in your garden. You can find many affordable options that will still look fantastic and add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space. And yes — you can definitely DIY your water wall!
When it comes to home improvement, there are many ways to save money. Building your own water wall is one way to do this. By taking on this project yourself, you can avoid paying for expensive materials. Of course, building your own water wall may not be the cheapest option.
However, if you are willing to put in the work, you can save a significant amount of money. This is a great way to add a unique and stylish feature to your home without breaking the bank. By doing it yourself, you are assured of the quality of your materials while keeping those costs at a minimum. You can also forget about labour costs!?
If you’re looking to build a stunning glass waterfall for your home, you may be able to lower your expenses by sourcing glass material for free. One resourceful owner-builder was able to do just that, and he was also able to get an aluminium frame with rubber strips for securing the glass.
While not everyone may be as lucky, there are ways to build this water feature without breaking the bank. By being resourceful and creative, you can create a beautiful glass waterfall that will be the envy of your neighbourhood.
If you are unsure of your ability to build a water feature on your own, it may be helpful to consult with a friend who is knowledgeable about the process. Even with help, it is important to do your research before beginning the project.
This will ensure that you have a clear understanding of the necessary steps and components. By taking the time to prepare, you can increase your chances of success and avoid potential problems.
Want a water feature in your garden? Start getting ideas from our album of water walls and be inspired to DIY by watching the quick guide below!
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You’ll need these materials:
- Toughened Glass
- 4×2 Timber
- Timber Decking (for the base)
- 8×1 Treated Gravel Board (Cladding)
- Builders Mixing Bath (Water Tank)
- 75-watt Water Pump
- 2″ Waste Pipe
- Y or T Junctions (for water outlet)
- Silicone Caulking
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
- Cordless Drill
- Circular Saw
How to build your own water wall feature?
We’ve prepared all the necessary materials for you to complete this water wall feature. To start, you’ll need to build a frame to support your glass panels. Make sure the frame is secure and the glass is firmly in place. Then, position your water tank below the frame.
When you are ready to build the base of your water wall feature, you have a few options. You can choose to bury it in the ground or use a wooden or concrete base. Each option has its own benefits and drawbacks, so be sure to weigh your options carefully before making a decision.
If you bury your water wall base in the ground, it will be more stable and less likely to move. However, it can be more difficult to access if you need to make repairs. If you use a wooden or concrete base, it will be easier to access if you need to make repairs, but it may be less stable and more likely to move.
Now that you have the basic structure of your water wall feature in place, it’s time to tackle the plumbing. This can be a little tricky, but following these steps will help you get it done right. Begin by attaching the pump to the base of the water wall. Make sure the pump is properly secured and that all connections are tight. Next, run the tubing from the pump to the top of the water wall. Again, make sure all connections are secure.
Once everything is in place, you can fill the tank with water and enjoy your new water wall.
You can watch the video tutorial from stucknuts here: