Brick Work

Brickwork & Stonework

Used primarily in the construction of walls by our specialist craftsmen


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.

  • Walls
  • Blockwork
  • 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.

  • Construction
  • Build
  • Refurbishment


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.




"Bristol has loads of building companies but Archway is different from the norm."

— Brian Noble

"Needed someone to look at and repair our brickwork. Really pleased I got in touch with Paul."


"Our house needed totally repointing and Archway did an amazing job. Thank you."


"Great people. Experienced. Friendly. Efficient"


"We wanted to put drainage under our garden and didn't know where to start. Archway did a great job and it's usable all year now."

— Sarah Stewart

"Your team have been wonderful to have around. We have really enjoyed their company, expertise and help. They have all been reliable, hard working and personable." — Mrs W, Clevedon

"We just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for building our extension. We are absolutely delighted with it and more so how well the project has gone for us."

"It seems very quiet here now that all your men have gone, they were a pleasure to have around although I am enjoying getting straight again! We are delighted with the work." - Mavis & Eric, Nailsea

"I have no problem recommending Archway. I removed my conservatory and replaced it with a new kitchen; the old external kitchen wall was removed and now forms a snug with logger burner being installed. At the same time I’ve had a small extension to the side forming utility and shower rooms, all this being done whilst living there!" - Keith, Portishead