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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

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    By Gill on 21st Jan 2020
    • Joined Nov 2015
    • Established 1900
    • Bricklayer in Southampton
    • ID checked

    All aspects of building trade. Brickwork, plastering, fencing, plumbing, painting, carpentry, block paving drives. 40 years history of building .

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    "Pete is a lovely chap, he came down to view the job and quote - arriving on time as arranged. He started the job on time, worked hard and completed it to our satisfaction. His rate was very reasonable indeed. Very happy w..."

    Garden Wall
    By John on 19th May 2019

    Homefixx Builders reply: Hi John Was a total pleasure for you to give me the chance to build your lovley mums garden wall and to enjoy her stories of Malta . Just wonderfull.

    • Joined Mar 2018
    • Established 1989
    • Bricklayer in Ashford
    • ID checked
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    "Ian was absolutely excellent, polite, professional and above all did a first rate job!! He did more than I had even thought about on my roof and was so communicative throughout the entire process which was so helpful as I had sinc..."

    Repointing
    By Hannah on 2nd Jan 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Bricklayer in Richmond
    • ID checked

    Hello, we are A&M Roofing . We are a small roofing company based in London and we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best service at the good prices. We cover all aspects of Roofing inc; Pitch Roof, Flat Roof, and lead work maint...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "The information given was excellent."

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Ulin on 2nd May 2019
    • Joined Nov 2016
    • Established 2010
    • Bricklayer in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very polite and stayed late each day to get the job finished already asked him if he can carry out other jobs i need doing would recommend him to anyone that needs work doing "

    General Repair / Maintenance
    By Andrew on 8th May 2017
    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 2018
    • Bricklayer in Spalding
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Organised, tidy, effiecient trades people mananged well by Andrew. I have had to change my requirements but I will defintely invite Andrew and his men back to do more work."

    Internal Doors
    By John on 18th Mar 2018
    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2010
    • Bricklayer in Edgware
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "very reliable and informative, reasonable price and very pleased with result, would highly recommend thank you."

    Repointing
    By Julie on 28th Jan 2020
    • Joined Dec 2018
    • Established 2018
    • Bricklayer in Heckmondwike
    • ID checked

    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...

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    "Michael Grabban is a through and through professional. He first quoted to mend our wood burner, a reasonable sum and came and did the job very quickly and without fuss. He also quoted for our lean-to, again very reasonably and he..."

    General Repair / Maintenance
    By Marguerite on 20th Jan 2020

    a m g brickwork reply: very nice people got on well would work for clients again they asked to me to due more work when neaded very very nice couple would work for clients again

    • Joined Feb 2019
    • Bricklayer in Reigate
    • ID checked

    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
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