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Bricklaying is a real skill and requires a keen eye for detail.

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The bricks need to be lined up perfectly, and the mortar (which is used to secure the bricks) must be the correct viscosity (thickness) to make sure the bricks stick together properly to create an attractive, uniform look.

Unsurprisingly, Bricklayers do exactly what their title suggests - they prepare and lay bricks!

Bricklaying also includes the laying of a range of other materials such as stone, marble, concrete and other masonry products. Common bricklaying jobs include building or repairing walls, partitions, paths, driveways, archways, fireplaces and a host of other structures.

What should I tell my Bricklayer?

Bricklayers need to know what you need done, the size of the job and how they can access the site.

Bricklaying quotes

When requesting quotes, you should consider including a picture of the site (especially if it's an outdoor project) or let bricklayers know when you would be available for site inspections. The more flexible you are the better response you'll receive!

How much does Bricklaying cost?

Bricklayers will charge you by the hours plus all the materials but on a large job they will quote you on on the amount of bricks they will have to lay and that will include the sand and cement. To work out your cost for bricklaying is not hard at all.

Say you need a wall that is 2.4 m x 12 m = 28.8sqm.

You will need 1412 bricks (based on standard bricks) that is, 49 bricks per sq.m so now you know how many brick you need and what to tell the bricklayer and start to negotiate a price with him.

A good bricklayer can lay about 900 to 1000 bricks per day. So based on a average hourly rate he will most likely ask you to pay him for a days or day and a half work around $750- $1200. My advice is you negotiate.