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Welcome to Lockie's Brick Restoration. We are a family run business offering our expert services in Brick cleaning and pointing. We specialise in period properties restoring Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian brickwork. We use meticulous techniques along with lime mortar mixes ensuring we always keep your refurbishment in line with the age and character of your property. Some other services we offer are render and pebble dash removal, paint and graffitti removal, exterior painting and stone/brick repairs. We also pressure wash exterior surfaces such as patios, decking, roof tiles, gutters, forecourts etc. If you have a tired looking exterior or a weathered period property, rest assured we can bring it back to life. We are skilled within the industry and offer competitive pricing, we take great pride in our service and workmanship! All jobs undertaken, no job is too big or small for Lockie's Contact us for a free inspection and quote. Thank you!

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Reviewed by Caroline on 21/8/2020

A very friendly and efficient service, plus excellent workmanship. We are delighted with the repointing and would recommend Lockies to anyone who wants a high quality of work at a very competitive price.

Hi I’m Rod Furness. Ex parachute regiment solider turned bricklayer. I cover all aspects of brickwork. I run a honest hardworking business with year’s of experience to meet the needs of your project. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Reviewed by Nigel on 25/6/2020

Rod was the first and only person to quote . I would use Rod again as his work has a nice finish he was helpful in sourcing the right materials and did a fair cleanup job at the end. Happy all round.

Hi, I'm Nick from Newbuilds. Newbuilds is a family run business, which has an array of building projects under our belt, from small repair jobs to extensions and Newbuild projects. All our work force are highly trained in numerous trades. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, and good customer care, leaving homes as clean and tidy as our own. With over 50 years experience, we guarantee you're in great hands.

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Reviewed by Patch on 3/9/2020

Work was completed quickly and I was kept informed of delays due to weather etc Will look to use this business again when needed

im a qualified bricklayer also a registered cscs card holder, i have a high standard and expectation of work. good rates and always aim for customer satisfaction. I've been in the building industry for 12 years i have worked on small/large extensions to big housing projects. i offer a rang of building services. •small/large extensions •garden walls •re-pointing work •repair jobs •concrete foundations •patios

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Reviewed by gian on 6/7/2020

Sean from SM Brickwork was very transparent and prompt in all his communications. The quote was in line with all other quotes we obtained. He laid tarpaulins on the drive and lawn to prevent unnecessary damage. We made a number of changes to the original plan and Sean was accomodating and clear on extra costs. Sean finished the job off by jet washing the wall after finishing. Overall, well pleased and would recommend SM Brickwork.

T Rawley Stonemasonry is a small, family business specializing in Stone masonry, Brickwork and stone flagging. We are listed building and conservation specialists.

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Reviewed by John on 21/9/2020

Tom did a first class job rebuilding a brick gate post for me. A very professional, prompt and polite person to deal with and I highly recommend him to anyone else who requires his building skills.

Team of experienced builders specialized in new brick work, stone and bricks repairs, all types of render, patios and paving. Trust the experience.

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Reviewed by Sam on 21/9/2020

Would highly recommend. Georgi is a great communicator, punctual and did a great job. Paid a lot of attention to the details of the job and made sure the re-pointing matched the rest of the house and was in the same style.

As a Stonemason for more than 20 years I have specialised in the restoration and conservation of historic/period properties, churches and buildings. In 2010 I established my own Ltd company bringing my skills to the domestic market.

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Reviewed by Rita on 5/6/2020

Good professional assessment of problem, came up with list of options, gave a price and start date. Came on time, carried out work competently and cleared up well. Coped with family and pets! We would happily contact him if we had further jobs suitable for his skill set

Keystone Builders Sw is your local bricklayer offering high quality work and also a specialist in stonework. At Keystone Builders Sw - We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work. We have a proven track record of innovative designs, effective problem solving and attention to detail and our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to larger projects, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices.

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Reviewed by ALISON on 17/4/2020

Polite, very communicative, helpful and willing to answer any questions that we had. He even gave us some advice on some damp in our conservatory and helped to move the neighbour's woodstore into place. Dan did the work during the Coronavirus lock down period as we were concerned that the wall was falling down. He was very careful about distancing and avoiding any contamination when he used that outside tap etc. We were happy with everything and definitely would recommend him.

We are a family based company fully qualified in building and roofing taking pride in all work we complete.we offer a professional service from new house building to general maintenance. we aim to keep cost down and meet deadlines without cutting the quality of our work. all of our work Is guaranteed so you can rest assured knowing we are the company to choose and take you through your project

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Reviewed by David on 22/9/2020

Gavin and His Team have done an outstanding Job for us. Always keeping us informed about what was taking place. Prompt and hard working. I cannot recommend him enough.

We are a well established building company based in Lincoln covering most of the U.K. We specialise in providing a very high standard of workmanship with a finish you can call home. We are a well established building company, with a growing number of repeatable clients. We are fully insured, experienced and qualified with all the work we undertake to ensure of finish product is at its best standard.

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Reviewed by Gini on 28/7/2020

Chris and the team built a 4.4m by 6m extension to our property, a summerhouse, moved a large spa housing, laid patio areas, installed fencing, trellising and arch, and prepared our garden for turfing during the pandemic. Despite the challenges of social distancing, ability to hire equipment and obtain materials, Chris kept us informed at all stages of the build. Workmanship and build quality is fantastic! We have had them back to install additional fencing and would not hesitate in recommending Chris !

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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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