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Hiring a Good Bricklayer


Australia saw a great decline in bricklayers in recent years. This is attributed to the digital age, in which people have more access to career opportunities. This made bricklaying an in demand job in the country, especially because of the housing boom. As someone who is considering hiring a bricklayer for a housing job, finding one could be a daunting task.


It takes a minimum of four years of training to officially become a professional bricklayer. So it might be hard to find someone who is appropriately experienced for the job. Once you have found the right person, you will be guaranteed to get beautiful and high-quality masonry. Bricks give a building or house a classic look, so you should carefully select the best bricklayer available.


What does a bricklayer do?

Professional bricklayers have undergone apprenticeship for years. They work on commercial and residential projects where they expertly lay bricks to make walls or partitions. They are trained to select and prepare mortars, install insulation in masonry walls, and reinforce masonry structures with bolts, tie bars, or total mesh.


Skills such as concentration, planning, endurance, dexterity, and problem solving are required if a person wants to enter the industry. A professional bricklayer must not also be afraid of heights, as some projects may involve high altitudes and climbing.


Specialties of a bricklayer

A bricklayer performs more than just basic building of walls or partitions. He also specialises in other jobs such as brick fencing, chimney repair or restoration, and other construction work like building fireplaces and paving.


Brick fencing is one of the most basic works by a bricklayer. He constructs a fence, be it from iron railings or timber panels, adjoining the bricks.


Hiring a bricklayer

Professional bricklayers might be hard to come by, but dedicated research can help you find many options to choose from. Ask for recommendations from friends and family, or search our website. Oneflare makes it easy for you to find the best bricklayer in your area, and you can get free quotes online. Be sure to check for licenses, certification, and insurance before choosing which bricklayer to hire. 

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