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Why Do You Need to 'Hire a Bricklayer'?

Do you want to renovate part of your new home? Or are you looking to build a new home from scratch? These types of job require hiring a bricklayer. Bricklayers are the first port of call for those who are looking to renovate their home or construct a new building, as brick is a sturdy, reliable material. While a local bricklayer is often employed to build conversions and extensions, they may also be called upon to build a garden wall, path or patio fence.

Bricklayers can conduct repair and maintenance works. Bricks exposed to rain or dampness are susceptible to damage, and while you may be tempted to try to repair or replace them yourself, this could lead to further damage and end up costing you a considerable amount. Even in the best case scenario, the result will likely be untidy and won’t match the mortar used originally. To prevent you from having to spend more money on getting the job done correctly, it’s advisable to hire a bricklayer from the outset.

What Do Bricklayers Do?

You may be wondering what kind of home repair calls for the expertise of a bricklayer. A bricklayer does more than simply lay bricks; they use their creativity and expertise to transform an idea on paper into a home you can enjoy for many years. They will seal the foundation, spread layers of mortar to form a base, and then lay bricks on it.

Listed below are some of the services a bricklayer can provide:

  • Brickwork and Pointing: Bricklayers offer a number of brickwork and pointing (joining mortar together) services, suitable for chimneys, garden walls, extensions, fireplaces, exteriors and more. Without effective pointing, bricks can become waterlogged, causing long-term damage and decay.
  • Brickwork Protection: A bricklayer will protect your bricks from harsh cold and wet weather by applying a weather shield sealer, also known as flashing.
  • Patios: Patios are traditionally built with slabs or bricks. A bricklayer can measure your space accurately, recommend the best material for your desired look and professionally lay the bricks to ensure a smooth finish.
  • Paths: A well-laid path is not only useful for navigating your garden, it also makes the space more enjoyable to look at.
  • Brick Replacement: Damaged bricks can pose structural problems and can become a safety issue if left untended. Bricklayers can identify broken or decaying bricks and replace them without displacing the existing pointing. A bricklayer will also be able to find an exact (or closest) match to your current mortar.

How to Find a Bricklaying and Pointing Specialist Near You

To find a bricklayer near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford.Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get bricklayer quotes: We’ll send your job listing to local bricklayers. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. If speed is of the essence, this is the perfect way to find the fastest bricklayers in your area. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find bricklaying contractors that best suit your needs, budget and location.

Looking for a bricklayer for your home? Whether you’re looking to build an extension or repair or maintain your roof, you’ll find the right tradesman near you at HaMuch.

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Blackpool£22£162
Halton£25£185
Newbury£46£208
Isle of Wight£28£188
Newcastle-under-Lyme£31£178
Coventry£24£196
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£150
South Somerset£26£225
Sandwell£24£193
Torbay£25£208

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Blackpool£30£158
New Forest£29£197
Suffolk Coastal£21£188
Bury£31£181
Tendring£24£198
Doncaster£22£164
Sheffield£22£173
Basingstoke & Deane£35£219
South Lanarkshire£24£174
Luton£30£213

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wigan£28£202
Torbay£27£215
Derby£26£197
Trafford£31£219
Cherwell£36£217
New Forest£36£226
Wycombe£38£238
Lancaster£28£214
Coventry£30£222
West Wiltshire£37£249

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bath & North East Somerset£28£210
West Lothian£21£175
Breckland£15£120
Colchester£26£144
Flintshire£23£178
Angus£25£200
Scarborough£50£400
South Oxfordshire£29£229
Torbay£18£142
Reigate & Banstead£31£232

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
St Albans£53£278
Bedford£65£237
Bury£44£247
Thurrock£58£239
Warrington£41£241
Canterbury£28£165
Reigate & Banstead£48£271
Wrexham Maelor£50£300
Bradford£36£290
Wychavon£35£160

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Aberdeenshire£12£100
Havant & Waterloo£18£132
York£22£172
Flintshire£12£60
Southampton£14£116
Preston£13£93
Test Valley£18£135
South Lanarkshire£95£600
Ashfield£16£119
Wigan£13£103

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Tendring£35£200
Bradford£33£209
South Tyneside£48£225
Bath & North East Somerset£46£400
Mid Bedfordshire£41£231
North Hertfordshire£42£254
Coventry£36£281
Eastleigh£44£305
Gloucester£40£220
Newbury£50£310

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Halton£36£223
Sandwell£38£227
Slough£53£283
Stroud£40£277
Dudley£38£228
Liverpool£36£226
North East Lincolnshire£32£232
East Riding£33£204
Poole£43£274
Renfrewshire£37£249

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Arun£44£255
Southampton£40£245
Carmarthenshire£28£190
Cherwell£45£247
Blackburn£51£230
Renfrewshire£36£244
Gloucester£73£314
Newport£34£224
North Lanarkshire£37£249
Knowsley£34£215

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wolverhampton£20£150
Vale of White Horse£24£175
Exeter£20£168
Plymouth£19£144
Stafford£23£150
Sunderland£20£145
Edinburgh£21£168
Vale Royal£20£146
East Hampshire£24£181
Rochdale£23£166

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