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Find everything you need to know about hiring a local bricklayer. Get all the information on building walls, pointing and re-pointing, and chimney repairs to keep your house looking great. Below, we cover tips to help you find a local, skilled bricklayer.

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How to find a local, skilled bricklayer

Looking for a skilled bricklayer service to work on your construction project? We’ve got you covered with all the information and tips you need to find a high standard tradesperson for the job. 

Factors to consider when hiring a bricklayer 

It’s really important that you choose a reliable bricklayer company to carry out work on your home. Failing to do this can result in unnecessary stress and expensive repairs.   

Before you hire, you should do your research to ensure that your bricklayers: 

  1. Are an experienced company with a strong history of successful projects  
  1. Have all the necessary licenses and insurance needed to protect you and their workers 
  1. Have a good range of positive reviews from previous customers vouching for their reliability  
  1. Are offering the services you need, and are available to carry out the work in the timeframe you need it done by 
  1. Are quoting a price and payment option that you are happy with, having compared the quote with other local bricklayer companies  

A local bricklayer is more likely to respond quickly, as they’ll be right around the corner and ready to help. To find bricklayers through Rated People, simply post a job to receive a free quote. 

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What can a bricklayer help you with 

Bricklayers build and repair brick walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They’re also the tradespeople you turn to for any repointing work you need done on your home. More often than not they’re hired to build garden walls, though they can also be hired to construct brick driveway paths and other brickwork projects. 

There are a few things you might need a bricklayer for, including: 

  • Building chimneys  
  • Building garden walls  
  • Building a pizza oven 
  • Repointing work  
  • Stonework and stone cladding work 

The mortar that keeps brickwork together decays over time. Repointing is the process of filling in and repairing the old mortar between bricks on a brick wall, so that they can remain structurally sound and continue keeping water out. 

Other projects, such as conservatory building, groundwork and foundations, and cavity wall insulation are usually carried out by a general builder. 

How much does it cost to hire a bricklayer? 

How much it will cost you to hire a bricklayer depends on a range of factors, such as the scope and complexity of the job and where you live in the UK. 

The average cost to hire a bricklayer is between £120 and £250 a day. It could cost you anywhere between £600 and £1,700 to have a new garden wall built, depending on the size of the boundary. You can expect to pay anywhere between £50 and £70 per m2 to repoint a wall. 

Planning on building walls in your garden? Or simply want to get an existing wall repointed? To receive a more accurate quote for brickwork services, speak to a skilled bricklayer in your local area today. 

What planning permission do you need for bricklaying jobs?  

Minor repair and maintenance jobs such as repointing do not require planning permission, unless you live in a listed building. 

You won’t need planning permission to erect a new garden wall unless the wall: 

  1. Exceeds two metres in height  
  1. Is next to a highway used by vehicles and exceeds one metre in height  
  1. You live in a listed building or the gate forms a boundary with a neighbouring listed building 

For more information about erecting a garden wall, read our planning permission guide or visit the Planning Portal website. 

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Questions you should ask a bricklayer 

Are you licensed and insured? 

Make sure to ask your bricklayer what insurance they have before you hire them. While it’s not a requirement, it’s a good idea for your tradespeople to have public liability insurance to cover you and them against any accidental damage done to your home or personal injuries. Hiring fully insured tradespeople guarantees protection for both parties and ensures your bricklayer is legally compliant. 

How many years of experience do you have? 

Knowing how many years of experience your bricklayer service has will allow you to pick a specialist who you are confident has sufficient expertise to carry out a high standard job. When you’re finding a bricklayer through Rated People, head over to their profile to check out the pictures on their work gallery and their ratings and reviews. They can also list any relevant apprenticeships and courses they may have done under their profile description. 

How long will the job take? 

Knowing what your project’s estimated timeline is will help you set realistic expectations about how long your bricklaying or repointing job will take to complete. 

How much will the job cost? 

Asking how much the job will cost will help you budget for your project and will ensure price transparency before you hire. How much you’ll end up spending depends on the scope of your project, and where you live in the UK, so make sure you add plenty of details when you post a job. 

Do you use subcontractors? If so, are they licensed and insured? 

If your bricklayer is planning on using subcontractors, then it’s a good idea to confirm the qualifications and insurance coverage of everyone who will be working on the project. Make sure you ask about subcontractors and any licenses and coverage before you hire.  

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Jake was consistently punctual, communicated clearly, and acted professionally throughout. Jake impressively took on additional tasks, showing his dedication. His craftsmanship was superb, and he worked efficiently without constant supervision. Importantly, Jake's polite demeanor made him a pleasure to have around. I highly recommend Jake for any home improvement project; his professionalism, skill, and genuine nature make him stand out.

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For all of your roofing needs, we cover everything at a very reasonable price. Call today for a free quotation. For quality and peace of mind give us a call, we endeavour to keep everything to the highest standards at a very competitive price. ENJ ROOFING

Keep it Klean offer a wide range of internal and external cleaning. We also cover a wide range of general building and maintenance: Driveway/patios, Roofing, Fencing, tree felling and clearances. We are a professional, reliable and honest company.

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Reviewed by Gordon on 7/1/2021

Swift and helpful

3rd generation builder/plasterer. I have been building and plastering now for 18 years I take pride in my work I am reliable and tidy. Main areas of work, Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Lake District, Blackburn, Liverpool, Bolton, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate. Birmingham. Various extensions completed & new builds.

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Reviewed by Louise on 22/5/2024

Welcome to Our Rated People page. We are a family run business with over 20+ years of roofing experience. At L.Pickard Roofing we aim to deliver a bespoke service to all our clientele. Be it a small repair or an all out Roof Renewal, you can always count on L.Pickard Roofing for a professional, punctual and reliable service. We are all about honesty and provide the best possible work for a very reasonable price. All our uploaded pictures are of genuine work completed by us unlike many companies using generic internet roofing pictures. We specialise in but are not limited to: . Partial and Full Roof Renewals in Tiles or Slates . Supply and Installation of the Newest most Efficient Solar Panels . 3 Layer Felt Roof System Installations . Concrete Gutter Lining . Lead Installations and Repairs . Chimney Stack Repairs, Rebuilds & Removal And much, much more... We have a 5 Star Rating with over 250 reviews from happy and returning customers. For all your roofing needs and queries please contact us directly through Rated Peoples Messaging / Call service.

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Reviewed by Michelle on 5/6/2024

Fantastic service, Leigh priced and completed the job within a few days. Very competitive price, very happy with the work completed and a really nice man. I highly recommend his company and will definitely be using him again.

IJL property maintenance are a family run business with over 25 years experience in the roofing and building trade.We take great pride in our work and The customers satisfaction .We have a long history of satisfied customers with references all over the South East of England.all work comes with a guarantee certificate four works completed. Trades 1.Roofer 2.Damp Proofing Specialist 3.Fascias, Soffits and Guttering Specialist 4.Chimney & Fireplace Specialists we are team of dedicated professionals that are very friendly and informative. And over the years we have completed a long list of projects such as. NEW ROOFS :FASCIA ,SOFFIT ,CLADDING ,GUTTERING *Flat roofs, Asphalt,High performance felts. *Slate and tiling,New roofs and repairs. *Lead work,Fascias,Guttering.Soffits *All chimney works. *Brickwork/pointing/Rendering. *All building and roofing works undertaken

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Excellent job. I now have a completely new porch, all completed in a day.

We are a hard working team with great experiance

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Just got done by this guy. Did the job straight away so gave him 5star but soon as it rained it was twice as bad tried many times to get him back but just ignored my calls just lost £500 keep away if you have any sense

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Peter contacted me and was amazing, professional with his quote and recommendation. Very clean, tidy service and very open and honest. Peter and his team are excellent builders.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 8/7/2024

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Michael turned up as agreed and his assessment tallied exactly with that of the structural surveyor. The work was done within a week. Great stuff :)

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Reviewed by Lucio on 30/5/2024

Carl and his team did a great job in our garden. They were efficient, friendly and communicated well. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed by Neil on 17/12/2023

Quick, smart and really good guys. Brilliant service.

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Reviewed by Jon on 27/11/2023

Damian did a great job for a fair price. Painted walls and ceilings and gave the bungalow a fresh new look.

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Reviewed by christine on 24/6/2024

Very happy with painting to wall,

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Reviewed by eileen on 5/6/2024

I have been a builder for 42 years. I do brickwork, repointing, drainage, block paving, patios, concreting, landscaping, stone work, exterior painting etc.. I cover all aspects of building work. and all aspects of groundwork and we specialise in lime mortar pointing

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Reviewed by John on 17/6/2024

Steve did a professional job of repointing my Yorkshire stone flags despite the poor weather.

k and R ROOFING is a family run business that has been going for 10+ years with over 30 years’ experience between us. We are experienced in the use of tools and equipment needed to carry out all aspects of workmanship. We pride ourselves in completing all manner of roofing requirement to a high standard. All our materials are high grade which meet or exceed industry standard. Jobs we cover: New roofs Replacements Roofs Roof repairs tiling and slating Bitchem Tar flat roofing Single ply flat roofing Fibre glass Flat roofing Carpentry Lead word Brickwork Chimney re-pointing and capping Fascia and soffit replacement and repair Guttering Painting and decorating exterior Single ply flat roofs with registered fitters We also do extentions with all aspects of building work undertaken With the years’ experience we have, we have seen it all! No job is too big nor too small.

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Reviewed by yam on 10/5/2024

Excellent service

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Very helpful and very prompt

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