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    Looking for the best bricklayer in your area? Want to know how much a bricklayer charges? With MyJobQuote you can quickly and easily connect with reliable bricklaying services near you, get free quotes and then compare prices and the companies themselves by checking out their recent reviews. We have cheap bricklayers that also come highly recommended. We allow up to 3 bricklayers to quote for each job, but you can close your job at any time and there is no obligation to hire. 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 bricklaying contractor? 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

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    Loren Landscaping ltd are Ilford based and cover work in the following trades: Bricklayer Builder Driveway Services Gardener / Garden Designer Specialist Tradesman

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent. John from Loren Landscaping arrived when agreed to quote for the job. He then let me know what was included along with the full price the following day. I was pleasantly surprised with the price and we agreed to go wi..."

    Stone / Concrete Paving
    By James on 23rd Oct 2019
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Bricklayer in Ilford
    • ID checked

    Charnock Builders and Pavers work covering Chorley and the surrounding areas to help you with jobs in the following trades: - Bricklaying - Building work - Driveway Services - Gardener / Garden Designing - Handyman jobs - Painting / Decorating - Roo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Quick good job did not over quote"

    Leadwork
    By Stephen on 21st Jan 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Bricklayer in Chorley
    • ID checked

    Bricklayer with over 40 years experience, specialising in brickwork, blockwork, stonework and domestic and commercial repointing. Single tradesman, no overheads so I give fair competitive quotes. Friendly reliable service. Small jobs welcome.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job, compleated on time, left my gardens and paths as clean as when he arrived and also washed down my conservatory. One of the most pleasent people you are likely to meet, I would recomend him to anyone who is looking to ha..."

    Repointing
    By Barry on 3rd Sep 2018

    TJ building services reply: Thanks for taking time to write a fantastic review. And many thanks for your tremendous hospitality Ivonne, and great banter Barry next time I’m passing I will cal in for a cuppa cheers

    • Joined Mar 2018
    • Established 1986
    • Bricklayer in Pontefract
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great workman very tidy."

    General Brick Laying
    By Tom on 15th Oct 2018
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2008
    • Bricklayer in Wembley
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent job I am really pleased would not hesitate recommending."

    General Brick Laying
    By Louise on 16th Nov 2019
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Bricklayer in Preston
    • Public liability insurance

    A&S builders are roofing and gardening sub contractors operating within the Surrey/Croydon area as well as West Sussex/Crawley area. Myself, Shannon McNamara and Arron Shearman have been operating under A&S builders for two months. As A&S...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "He did what we agreed to do."

    Garden Maintenance
    By Chris on 12th Nov 2018
    • Joined Jul 2017
    • Bricklayer in Coulsdon
    • ID checked

    We are a limited company with over 10 years experience in all types of roofing and UPVC fascias soffits and guttering are highly skilled staff would be more than happy to help whether it be just a leaking gutter or a whole new roof at new style Home...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Job completed looks good"

    Roof Repair
    By Susan on 25th Apr 2019
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2014
    • Bricklayer in Bedworth
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Steve is a nice guy. Did a great job would use him again."

    Garden Shed
    By Alfred on 3rd Feb 2020
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Established 1995
    • Bricklayer in Nottingham
    • ID checked

    We do a variation of building work Bricklaying Repointing Roof work Damp proofing PVC windows and doors Canopy’s Porches Flagging Plumbing And if it’s something my team can’t do we know reliable people that can we all work as a tea...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Alex was professional, courteous and reliable. Would definitely recommend"

    Roof Repair
    By Kyra on 1st Mar 2020
    • Joined Jul 2019
    • Established 2018
    • Bricklayer in Liverpool
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work from start to finish will definalty reccomend"

    Slate & Tiled Roof
    By Scott on 4th Apr 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2018
    • Bricklayer in Nuneaton
    • ID checked
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