5 ways to attract wildlife to your garden using reclaimed bricks

Reclaimed bricks are an affordable, versatile and eco-friendly building material, perfect for DIY garden projects.

Turning your garden into a haven for wildlife is not only good for the environment, but extremely rewarding too.

Take on these 5 simple DIY garden projects using reclaimed bricks to start attracting more wildlife to your garden.

Bird bath

You only need a small pile of reclaimed bricks to build a simple bird bath. Simply build a brick column using layers of bricks and secure using an adhesive or cement. Next, attach a large cement or ceramic bowl or saucer to the top and fill with water.


No matter what the size, a pond is one of the absolute best ways of attracting more wildlife to your garden. Reclaimed bricks can be used to build an attractive raised pond in a shape and size to suit your garden. There are several different ways to make your pond watertight, either build the bricks around a tub, or apply a sealant to the bricks before adding a pond liner.

Insect house

Create a very simple insect house in a matter of minutes by stacking reclaimed bricks on top of one another. Leave plenty of spaces between the bricks and then fill these gaps with natural materials like sticks, pinecones, straw, and dried leaves for insects to make their homes and find refuge.

Compost bin

Compost bins are not only useful for getting rid of kitchen and garden waste and replenishing the soil in your garden, they are also a haven for creepy crawlies. Build your own compost bin affordably using reclaimed bricks on three sides and treated wooden slates on sliding battens on the fourth side and the lid.

Hedgehog house

Make a cosy house at the end of the garden for prickly visitors. Simply stack reclaimed bricks to create a small house with a hedgehog sized opening, lay a paving slab on top, fill with straw or hay and cover with twigs and branches.

Find out more about the reclaimed bricks we currently have in stock here at Beeston Reclamation online or by giving us a call on 01829 260 299.