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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 I'm James Mccort bricklayer, I'm 58 years old with experience in all aspects of bricklaying pointing rendering ect

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Reviewed by Helen on 5/7/2019

James did a great job...quick quote, turned up on time and left no mess after rebuilding an outdoor step. Would have no hesitation in recommending him and work of certainly hire him again!

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 Jamie on 1/6/2019

John was a pleasure to work with. No fuss or issues and reasonable quote. Even reduced the fee when he finished the job as it was easier than first expected which is not something I've ever experience from another tradesman. Will use him again in the future no doubt.

My name is Rod. Ex parachute regiment solider turned bricklayer . Covering all aspects of brickwork , no job to big or small . Over 6 years of experience. I am passionate bricklayer and take pride in my work.Local and family run business .i consider myself a nice guy and easy going so don’t hesitate to ask me a question .

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Reviewed by Gary on 23/3/2019

I wanted a stylish front garden wall and was specific about my requirements. Rod discussed options to achieve this and the end result was magnificent! Rod is a conscientious worker and worked extremely hard to complete the project. Rod is a great communicator and kept us updated regularly as the project progressed. His price was competitive and we highly recommend the quality of his work. In addition, he is a really nice guy and very easy to get along with.

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

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Reviewed by James on 11/7/2019

2 brick planters constructed. Stephen was really helpful before arriving. Job went pretty well bar the following issues noted following departure. 1) Was left to clear excess mortar from within and around the planters. 2) The brick light holes formed had not been checked with the sample light. 9 out of 10 would not fit. 3) Stephen ill following week. Promised return visit on 2 occasions. Three weeks later phone calls ringing out. Job never completed. Having to pay a second person to complete hence rating.

Hello we are a 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 ect.

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Reviewed by Mel on 14/7/2019

Issue resolved

We provide professional and speedy service in the construction of garden walls and patios fencing, building alterations with minimal impact

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Reviewed by Gill on 27/6/2019

Deliver the work quickly and efficiently to a high standard.

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 Edward on 5/7/2019

Michael (Mick) quality of work was excellent, he kept to the schedule and price which was very reasonable. After finishing his work he cleaned and removed all the rubbish. I would recommend him for any pointing work required.

Brickwork. Flagging. Drainage. Driveways. Repointing. Indian stone. Block paving.

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Reviewed by Jim on 25/6/2019

Michael was very professional from initial contact through quote and completion We knew full cost from beginning and there were no shocks at the end We were also kept informed of all developments We are very happy with timing and completion We already plan to work with Michael again and have also recommended him to ithers

hello, we are a small building service . clean tidy friendly tradesmen specializing in small building projects. high standard of quality assured. city n guilds time served tradesmen.

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Reviewed by Mark on 4/7/2019

They turned up on time. Worked in the pouring rain. Completed the job and cleaned up. I would recommend them for other work.

Quality building and roofing contractor with over 38 years experience From a single roof tile to a complete property refurbishment we have the experience and workforce to accommodate you in all of you projects. We offer advice and free quotations from our base close to Manchester City centre.

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Reviewed by Trevor on 1/6/2019

Pleased with quality of job, prompt and professional, I would chose again.

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

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