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    Wall, Chimney, Patio Construction & Repair!

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    Find a bricklayer in your area now by filling the above form. After you have filled out the form your job will be sent to bricklayers in your area who will quote you for the work you need doing. Upto 3 brick layers can quote and all quotes are free of charge and carry no obligation. You can even get quotes if you are planning the price of a new extension, chimney repair or any other type of brick work you may need doing. Looking for a local commercial bricklayer or company for a big project? You can use the same form and qualifying bricklayers will be contacted on your behalf.

    Bricklayer Overview

    Bricklayers typically build and repair walls inside and outside of properties, plus other kinds of brickwork, including tunnel walls and chimneys. In terms of house building, the bricklayers job is to construct the first shell of the building, making the walls waterproof, weatherproof and secure. Typical skills include cutting bricks to size, laying the bricks in courses, working to architect's plans, mixing mortar and making access holes to bring water, electricity and other utilities into the building.

    Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. Projects can range from a house extension to a large commercial development, re-pointing, garden walls, stonework & stone cladding and chimney repair or rebuilding. Repointing is a common job, particularly on older properties, which involves the renewing of the external part of mortar joints, to counter the effect of weathering and decay which can cause voids in the joints between brickwork, allowing water ingress.

    Some bricklayers specialise in stonemasonry, as a protective and decorative covering for interior or exterior walls and surfaces, or even as a method of construction. Building garden walls on the property boundary, or as a design feature in a garden, is another popular bricklaying project.

    Choosing a Bricklayer Near You

    Bricklaying is more complicated than it may sound, though a small decorative non supporting wall in the garden may be within the scope of some with decent DIY skills, jobs involving retaining walls or interpreting architects plans and drawings, are much more complex and, for safety reasons, are best left to professionals. Most bricklayers have been trained as apprentices on building sites and have many years of experience working on assorted projects. When choosing a bricklayer, look for relevant qualifications including time served apprenticeship, NVQ's, SVQ's, and higher level qualifications such as a Diploma in Construction or City and Guilds training, along with plenty of relevant experience. Many local authorities will have a "Trusted Trader Scheme" of some description designed to help customers avoid the rogue traders often seen on television.

    Like any other contractor, the best way to hire a bricklayer is on personal recommendation from someone you trust. If you are not in a position where family and friends or neighbours can direct you to a suitable bricklayer, then ensure you get quotes from a least three local contractors. Then compare the figures on a like for like basis, ask for referrals and to see other jobs they have completed in your area, reputable bricklayers will have no problems allowing you to see other projects they have completed and talking to previous customers. Beware of dealing with anyone on a cash only basis without headed notepaper and a proper business address, as you will have little comeback if things go wrong, no matter how cheap the rates are!

    Typical Cost for Bricklayer Jobs

    When bricklayers cost jobs, the price is invariably labour only, they supply their own hand tools, but all materials and including the sand have to b priced separately and must be organised to be ready on site for them with water in a butt and any scaffolding required. So when getting quotes from bricklayers, remember to add on all other costs for the job before comparing quotes. A good brickie will charge from around £130 per day plus £90 per day for a labourer if required - be wary of anyone who charges much less than this unless you are 100% confident in their work. Some bricklayers also charge per 1,000 laid bricks at a rate of around £350 to £400. Many customers are more comfortable paying for bricks laid rather than per day unless they have previous experience with the bricklayer - after all you don’t want to be paying £130 a day if he turns up at 10.30am and leaves by 3pm!

    Bricklayer Frequently Asked Questions

    Some common bricklaying questions are answered below:

    Single or Double Skinned Wall?

    Most walls are constructed as double skinned in the UK. There are instances where a single skinned wall will do just fine such as a decorative garden wall which only has to support its own weight. If the wall being built is for a new structure, the likelihood is that the construction will be subject to building regulations and instructions from a structural engineer. Always check with your bricklayer as well as the relevant planning authorities before building a wall or structure.

    Where can I find a bricklayer near me?

    The answer is right here, we have hundreds of local bricklayers who can help you with your project. To get started you can search on the page or enter your postcode above

    Where can I find Bricklayer jobs?

    If you wish to join MyJobQuote and get work as a bricklayer you can join as a trade.

    we due all brickwork and pointing / we also build celler conversions and all design for all job stone mason and carved l stone work we have our own joinery and carpentry work shop for all hand made to order works from doors to timber buildings...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job completed to perfection and left site tidy ."

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Raj on 27th Sep 2019
    • Joined Feb 2019
    • Bricklayer in Reigate
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Good quality work and easy to communicate with."

    Lawns - Turfing / Seeding
    By Mathew on 16th Apr 2019

    Jmgbuildingservicesandlandscapegardening reply: Thanks for custom it was a pleasure

    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Bricklayer in Preston
    • Public liability insurance

    We will take on most jobs big or small where qualified

    Most recent homeowner review

    "A job well done thank you Keith!"

    Garden Shed
    By Sue on 1st Dec 2017
    • Joined Nov 2015
    • Established 2015
    • Bricklayer in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent and professional work, painted walls and completed a feature wallpaper to a very high standard, gave very good recommendations on the type of products to use. This resulted in a fantastic finish of a very high quality, w..."

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Muna on 4th Mar 2017
    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2014
    • Bricklayer in Portsmouth
    • ID checked

    HB-Roofing & Home - Improvements is a family run business which offers a good, reliable service at a competitive price. Out team of specialists are on hand to deliver a quality service at affordable prices. If you would like to hire HB - Roofing...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very pleased . well done, good price. Very pleased . well done, good price."

    Roof Repair
    By Bill on 14th Apr 2017
    • Joined Aug 2016
    • Bricklayer in Cloughmills
    • ID checked

    Tony recently completed a project which involved extending and adding a floor to a tired old bungalow. This entailed extending at the back, taking off the entire roof, and installing preformed attic trusses. insulate, felt, batten and tile roof and i...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Efficient, tidy, good quality and good price"

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By David on 6th Mar 2018
    • Joined Dec 2017
    • Established 1980
    • Bricklayer in Guildford
    • Public liability insurance

    If you want good quality job with competitive prices I'm your man.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Was able to come on same day of phoning, and stuck to the price quoted previously, which was a very good price. Booked for wardrobe installation and the wardrobe was installed in the time quoted in the manual and was installed ver..."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Imtiyaz on 6th Sep 2018
    • Joined Mar 2018
    • Established 2017
    • Bricklayer in Crawley
    • ID checked

    EOL BUILDING SERVICES, delivers the projects up to your expectations and on time on affordable budgets in line with Regulation giving Guarantees. EOL BUILDING SERVICES, specialises in full range of construction services from property renovation, mai...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Everton was always very polite and got the job done in a good timely manner. He was very reliable, honest and his work was of a good standard. He understood that we wanted to keep within a budget and he kept us fully informed abou..."

    Internal Walls
    By Jason on 29th Jul 2019
    • Joined May 2018
    • Established 2009
    • Bricklayer in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Recently had our pointing done by PLS Construction. Friendly, honest and hard working. Cleaned up after himself daily and went out of his way to make sure our neighbours experienced as little upset as possible too. We paid exactl..."

    Repointing
    By Gavin on 24th Jun 2019
    • Joined Dec 2018
    • Established 2018
    • Bricklayer in Heckmondwike
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent quote. Very friendly. Thoroughly recommended."

    Garden Shed
    By Simon on 2nd Oct 2019
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Established 1995
    • Bricklayer in Nottingham
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