Becoming a Bricklayer

Becoming a Bricklayer

Bricklayers main role is to build, repair and maintain interior and exterior walls, as well as any other type of brickwork. Most of their work is carried out within the home but they are also absolutely vital in a number of other areas of construction. This includes everything from archways, partitions to chimney stacks and tunnel linings requiring Bricklayer’s expertise. It takes a good level of physical strength and stamina to be a bricklayer, as well as hand-eye coordination. Daily duties for a bricklayer may include:

● Measuring the work area
● Cutting bricks to different sizes
● Mixing mortar
● Laying horizontal rows of bricks (courses)
● Ensuring all rows are level and fixed into place
● Ensuring walls are weatherproof and waterproof
● Making access for other tradesmen needed.



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