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Your local bricklayer can construct and repair walls, as well as tending to tired chimneys and garden paving. Find out about this trade and how bricklaying experts can improve your home.

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Hi ime james mccort bricklayer ime 58 years old with experiance in all aspects of bricklaying pointing rendering ect

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Reviewed by John on 19/11/2018

Wall build to a high standard. Jim @ co. dug the foundation deeper for a stronger wall and about 1.3 metres longer and tied it into the rear wall. All in budget.

Hello we are a family run firm that's been in the building trade for 14 years. Were well known for charging reasonable prices on all building work. Aspects of the building trade we cover are brickwork,blockpaving,roofing,fascia/guttering,plastering ect.

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Reviewed by David on 17/10/2018

Replaced a flat garage felt roof to a high standard at a very reasonable price. Arrived on time and worked late as well as being a very personable person. I cannot speak to highly of James and would definitely recommend him cheers pal.

0ver 30 years experience quality assured in hard and soft landscaping.

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Reviewed by Andy on 3/11/2018

Pointing has now been repaired. Thanks Steve

sole trader operation with over 35 yrs continuous experience. trade indentured, city&guilds1st and time served.all aspects of brickwork with particular concentration to repointing, restoration,strengthening& surface cleaning.all lime& Portland mortar done

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Reviewed by Mrs on 9/10/2018

Fantastic Service John and Jerry did a great job on our brickwork the quote was competitive And we were impressed from the very start they are hard working Turning up on time , polite and a pleasure to deal with , we would not hesitate to use them again and would highly recomend them They also made some recomendations on extra work needed and we have gone ahead with that glad of thier input , We're really pleased with the end result as it looks great

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Reviewed by Carl on 7/12/2018

Good job ??

I am a soul trader so I do all the work myself. I've done building work all my working life and as you can see I now mainly do repointing, but I also do gutter repairs and renewals, brickwork repairs, roofing and lead-work repairs and general maintenance.

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Reviewed by jon on 15/9/2018

Mick is fast and reliable, good communication throughout.

JK Complete Building Solutions specialise in all aspects of the building trade from small maintenance work to complete renovations.

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Reviewed by Sam on 4/11/2018

Brilliant job by these lads. Got here on a Sunday and went above and beyond to fix a leaking roof. Highly recommended

I'm a fully qualified bricklayer with over 25 years experience in the trade,i've completed many projects including new builds,small and large extensions,commercial and private developments,retaining walls,stone work,re-pointing,renovations and alterations with structural steel beams.i also have a construction industry safety card and public liability insurance.

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Reviewed by brett on 25/11/2018

Delighted with Paul's work. Highly recommended. Will definitely ask for his assistance in the future.

Hi my name is Derek Newcombe. I am a time served bricklayer/mason I have a wealth of experience to offer and look to forward estimating your project and getting rated. Hope to see you soon. Derek

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Reviewed by andrew on 31/10/2018

Made an excellent job, works alone, fast, clean and tidy, I would recommend for any large or small brickwork

A professional reliable local service,We carry out repairs/renewals and maintenance to homes and gardens. We specialise in Fencing,Brickwork,Roofing, Plastering and Painting. References and rateings available.We are always happy to help, just ask!

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Reviewed by Chris on 7/12/2018

Quick to respond to my lead. Quoted fairly and carried out the job within 24 hours as I required. Job complete and and to my satisfaction. Already asked Tom to quote on other projects I have in mind. Great example of how rated people, tradesmen and customers getting what it says on the tin!

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Bricklayers - what you need to know

Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They’re also the trade you turn to for any repointing work you need done on your home.Bricks are very durable and require little maintenance. They can withstand floods and fires, while insulating well against external sound.

There are a few different things you might require a builder for, with garden walls and repointing being the most common. If you’re having an extension or loft conversion done then you might need one then, but your builder or loft specialist will usually arrange the specific tradespeople needed to complete the whole job. Bricks are available in a variety of textures, sizes and colours, to get exactly the sort of look you’re after.

What a bricklayer can help with

Repointing

Brickwork is held together using mortar, which is most commonly made from cement. The mortar plays several important roles in maintaining the structural integrity of your property. It keeps water out, but also lets moisture escape – essentially allowing your home to breathe. It’s flexible enough that any ground movement that occurs as a building settles, won’t affect the walls.

Over the years though, this mortar can decay, so it needs to be filled in, touched up and repaired. Choosing a light colour for the mortar can also completely revamp the exterior of your home, making it look fresh and new.

Bricklayers usually gain their experience through courses, apprenticeships or on-the-job training. By all means ask them about their experience, but you can also request references or photos of previous work to confirm their quality. 

Planning permission for bricklaying jobs

You don’t need to apply for planning permission for repairs, maintenance or minor improvements, such as painting your house or repointing.

If you live in a listed building, you’ll need listed building consent for any significant works whether internal or external.

Insurance for bricklaying work 

Your bricklayer should have public liability insurance which will protect you and your property should any damage occur.

Building regulations for external walls

If you want to re-render or replace timber cladding to external walls, building regulations may apply depending on the extent of the work.

Where 25 per cent or more of an external wall is re-rendered, re-clad, re-plastered or re-lined internally or where 25 per cent or more of the external leaf of a wall is rebuilt, the regulations would normally apply and the thermal insulation would normally have to be improved. See the planning portal for more detailed information.

Questions you should ask a bricklayer

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking bricklayers 

Bricklaying ideas

Have a look at the ins and outs of pointing, over on our blog. Also check out some reasons why repointing might make your house the best one on the street.

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Garden wall

The wall has been blown down and I need a builder to rebuild it

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garage door to be removed , bricked or blocked up with Upvc door to replace it I already have the Upvc door

rebuilding a wall where the...

garage door to be removed , bricked or blocked up with Upvc door to replace it

Repointing

Old mortar removing and replacing with new. Back wall of house only.

Construct garden wall

Construct 14m wall aprox 250mm high Raise 10m existing wall by 200mm All walls to be rendered

Improved access

Take down current brick pillar and move 1foot to make gateway wider

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