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Bricklayers

What is a Bricklayer?

Construction of brick walls, from interior and exterior structures to chimneys and laying paving slabs, will often require a Brick and Stonelayer.

What does a Bricklayer do?

  • Understand and interpret building plans
  • Calculate costs and estimate material quantities required
  • Work with different kind of bonds (method of arranging bricks)
  • Apply different mortar or grout joint types
  • Understand the different methods of arranging bricks (known as courses of brickwork) and when to best use for decorative brickwork
  • Understand and apply when appropriate, the different types of mortar joints (between the bricks)
  • Create door and window opening piers
  • Create arch constructions
  • Tile floors and walls
  • Work according to health and safety regulations

What are a Bricklayer's Qualifications?

A Bricklayer will have completed a Bricklayer and Stonelaying apprenticeship and achieved a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft - Brick and Stonelaying. To work on a construction site, Brick and Stonelayers are also required to obtain a Safe Pass and complete a safety awareness course.

Bricklayer AKA

Bricklayer can also be known as a brickie or master bricklayer

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