Find Local Bricklayers and Pointing Specialists Near You


Why Do You Need to Hire a Bricklayer?

Do you want to renovate a section of your new home, or do you need to construct a full or partial brick home? Such work requires hiring a bricklayer. Bricklayers are the first port of call for those who are looking to renovate their home or construct a building, as a brick is a sturdy, reliable material. While they are often used to build conversions and extensions, a local bricklayer may also be called upon to build a garden wall, path or patio fence.

Bricklayers are also available to conduct repair and maintenance works. Bricks exposed to rain or dampness are susceptible to damage. However, replacing such bricks yourself could lead to further damage and end up costing you considerably. In the best case, the result will be untidy and won’t match the mortar used originally. To prevent you from having to spend further money on getting the job done correctly, and to ensure the safety of yourself and your family, it’s advisable to hire a bricklayer.

What Do Bricklayers Do?

You may be wondering what kind of home repair calls for the expertise of a bricklayer. Ultimately, these specialists will be able to help with any repair or erection work involving bricks. That being said, a bricklayer does more than simply lay bricks; they use their creativity and expertise to transform an idea on paper into a house or a structure 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 services, which are suitable for chimneys, garden walls, extensions, fireplaces and building exteriors. Pointing services can include weather-struck jointing, raked pointing, and bucket handle pointing (the most popular form of pointing in the UK). 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. This will increase the longevity of your property’s exterior.
  • 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 effectively lay your bricks to ensure a smooth finish.
  • Paths: Paths aren’t only used to navigate your garden, but they also clearly demarcate walking areas from your lawn to make your garden enjoyable to both use and look at.
  • Brick Replacement: Damaged bricks can pose structural problems and, left untended, can become a safety issue. Bricklayers can diagnose broken or decaying bricks and replace them without displacing the existing pointing (which joins mortar together). A bricklayer will also be able to find an exact — or the closest — match to your current mortar.

How to Find a Bricklaying and Pointing Specialist Near You

To find a bricklaying contractor 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 where you are 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 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. 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 a tradesman that best suits 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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