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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 Graeme on 17/2/2019

Excellent service and great quality of work. Would definitely use again.

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 Martin on 14/2/2019

Arrived for quotation and to do the job when planned. Work carried out to my satisaction.

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

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Reviewed by Oli on 16/1/2019

Steve came to look at the job, so he could give me advice on the work to be undertaken and an accurate time frame at a fantastic price. He and his team came when they said they would and completed the job in the time frame given and for the price quoted. The wall looks fantastic and the area was left tidy and clean. I would definitely recommend him.

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 Fiona on 4/2/2019

A tradesman who "does what he says on the tin" (sorry for the pun!). John turned up exactly when he said he would and worked hard to complete the work before my tenant had to go to work in the afternoon. The finished job looks good and I will definitely used him again.

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 Shelley on 28/1/2019

Got in touch very quickly and gave me a quote within an hour. Stuck to the quote, no hidden extras. Got it all done in the time frame estimated at the start. Very lovely, friendly man. Highly recommended.

JK Joinery has 20 years experience in a wide variety of joinery and roofing works. I carry out all work myself so can rely on the job being completed by a competent, qualified tradesman. I have 6 years of job history with Rated People and many excellent reviews from satisfied clients.

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Reviewed by Jon on 4/2/2019

A pleasure to deal with. Did a great job, was clean, tidy and worked quickly. Turned up on time and was proactive in reaching out to me to arrange a suitable time.

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 Bhavesh on 11/2/2019

James was great. Him and his team were very professional and even though the work took a little longer then expected (weather/ snow related) we were really satisfied with his work and professionalism. I would definitely recommend him to anyone else and we will be using him for other work in the future.

Hello! I'm a fully qualified bricklayer(city and guilds 1992)with nearly 30 years experience in the trade.i am primarily a bricklaying specialist though i am more the happy to do natural stone work aswell. I have worked on and completed many projects including new builds,small and large extensions,commercial and private developments,retaining walls,stone work,re-pointing,renovations and alterations. I have sub-contracted for most of the major house builders,private developers and also alot of the main bricklaying contractors. i also have a construction industry safety card and public liability insurance.

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Reviewed by Al on 11/1/2019

Paul did a fantastic job for us. excellent quality and such a polite man. would highly recommend to others. Very approachable, adapted to any changes we asked for.

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.

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 roger on 11/2/2019

Really good communication throughout. Mended a leak in my guttering. Gave advice and explained what they were doing. Arrived on time and were very polite. Excellent price. Would recommend.

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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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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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