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 can also be known as a brickie or master bricklayer