Brickwork is masonry produced by a bricklayer, using bricks and mortar. Typically, rows of bricks—called are laid on top of one another to build up a structure such as a brick wall.
The main difference between a bricklayer and a true mason is skill level: bricklaying is a part of masonry and considered to be a form of masonry, whereas stonemasonry is a specialist occupation involved in the cutting and shaping of stones and stonework.
Brickwork and stonework are used primarily in the construction of walls, by bedding and jointing small brick units or stones into established bonding arrangements.
Brick is a popular medium for constructing buildings, and examples of brickwork can be seen in our Gallery pages.
Bricklaying/Stonework & Repointing Specialists
A bricklayer is done by craftsmen who lay bricks to construct brickwork. The terms also refer to personnel who use blocks to construct blockwork walls and other forms of masonry.
- Other forms of masonry
Blocks of concrete, cement, or similar material in a wall or other structure. Brickwork is usually left exposed for its aesthetic qualities and blockwork is usually rendered, but most bricks and blocks can be used as facing materials or given a render coating.
- Brick veneer
- Reverse brick veneer
- Double brick
- Solid brick
With New Build defined as the activity of building new houses and other buildings, extensions relate to increasing the physical ground area covered by the original dwelling. There are usually restrictions when building an extension such as any part of the extension is not higher than the highest part of the roof of the existing house.
Repointing is the process of renewing the pointing, which is the external part of mortar joints, in masonry construction. Over time, weathering and decay cause voids in the joints between masonry units, usually in bricks, allowing the undesirable entrance of water.
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