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    Bricklayer vs builder

    Bricklayers

    Is a bricklayer and a builder the same thing? What's the difference?

    Asked by Heather on 26th Jul 2021
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    A.F. Complete Building

    "A bricklayer is a bricklayer. A builder has more skills than just laying bricks and blocks he must know groundworks, bricklaying, carpentry, a good all-round tradesman thanks."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Ward construction york ltd

    "A bricklayer should be good at laying bricks and building houses and extensions. A builder seems to employ multiple trades to build full jobs out."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Cummins Brickwork

    "A builder takes on most building work where a bricklayer trade is building walls from bricks blocks or stone, hope I’ve answered your question for you."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    B.j.parkin building contractors

    "A bricklayer is a highly skilled tradesman. Maybe done a few years at college to learn how to carry out the skills. He builds structures from scratch himself.

    A builder is a guy who sometimes runs the job as an administrator and does some of the work himself.
    Sometimes he may be a qualified bricklayer but not very often."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2015 - report
    TAG Housing Maintenance

    "Bricklayer is a specialist in just this range of work.
    A builder is a multi-trade specialist, i.e. Covers numerous areas"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Larkspur construction

    "I think the answer is in the question a bricklayer lays bricks all day every day a builder is probably qualified in bricklaying but doesn’t do it all day every day but can to a good standard, most builders are bricklayers"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Dave mcelroy

    "A bricklayer is a master tradesman that specialises in all aspects of brickwork where a builder is more like a handyman."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2018 - report
    Danny Hyde

    "A bricklayer may just do brick and block work, a builder may do different things which a bricklayer may do as well."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    WW Services

    "A bricklayer just lays bricks as his trade.
    A builder will do most things, he might be a bricklayer by trade or he will get someone to do it."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Michael Daniel

    "A bricklayer is a person who lays bricks for a living, a builder will have more than one trade, but the bricklayer could be a builder as a bricklayer is very knowledgeable and would understand a lot of aspects of the building trade, the builder usually will be the person who will start the job and finish it but will be assisted by other trades like plumbers and electricians."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Mr N.Dolan

    "A bricklayer is a trade who specialises in laying bricks, a builder may also possess multi trades."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Reed & son

    "A bricklayer will normally be time served (although not always) and therefore will tend to be more specifically involved in brick/blockwork constructions. A builder whilst not necessarily any less competent will normally be more generally involved in most aspects of construction and may be less likely to be time served."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

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