Bricklayer Tips in Australia

Bricklaying is a skilled trade that requires years of experience. The techniques and tools used are unique to the trade, so even if you have no intention of becoming a bricklayer yourself, this blog post will provide some interesting insights into the world of bricklaying.

The most important part of any building project is ensuring that the foundations are stable enough for whatever structure is being built. This stability comes from carefully laid bricks that form an interlocking pattern with each other in order to create a strong base called "bricking". Bricklaying skills can be passed down through generations, making it one of those trades that never goes out of fashion.

Bricklaying is all about precision and attention to detail. That's why it requires so much training, practice and apprenticeship before an apprentice can even think of becoming a fully-fledged bricklayer. Although you have to use some special tools when laying bricks, the most important factor in doing this well is your hands. Bricklaying is not just about getting the bricks to fit together perfectly, it's also about matching the mortar between them for a seamless appearance.

Bricklayers are sometimes confused with plasterers who use plaster and cement to cover over brickwork in order to finish a room off nicely. In actual fact, both trades have some overlapping skills but are very different, with plasterers using a variety of tools to apply their materials. Our Resources will examine bricklaying and the different techniques that you'll need in order to be a competent bricklayer.

Besser Block (Ultimate Guide)

A Besser Block is a hollow, rectangular concrete building block that’s used to build houses, commercial structures, multi-story apartment complexes, and industrial buildings. For what do we use Besser blocks? Read here.


Brick Veneer vs Double Brick

As with anything, there are two sides to every story. So what’s the difference between a block veneer and solid masonry construction? Here at Specifier, you can read everything about it.


Brick vs Weatherboard

The use of brick and weatherboard in domestic housing has been a hot topic in Australia for decades. Read more about the pros and cons of both.


How Long is A Brick?

Read about the brick standards in UK and Australia. Also, you can read about the different types of bricks and their use.


Can You Paint Brick Pavers?

If you want to refresh your brick paver, here you can read how to do it. Can it be painted? Stay with us and find out.


How Many Bricks Per Pallet?

In this post, you can read how many bricks are in one pallet, its weight, and its cost. Specifier helps you find what you need if you need some bricklaying.


What is the Difference Between Brick and Brick Veneer

The difference between brick and brick veneer and all the advantages and disadvantages of brick, double brick and brick veneer.


How to Clean Brick Pavers?

How to clean your brick pavers and how to stop moss from growing again? At Specifier you can read about these common problems with the brick pavers.


What is Double Brick?

Double brick homes in Australia and is a good option to build a double brick house. Specifier explains the differences between double brick vs common brick houses.


How to Install Skirting Boards on Brick Wall?

The skirting boards, their installation and the cost of skirting boards in Australia. Are skirting boards the best option for your house?


Face Brick vs Common Brick

Here at Specifier you can read about face brick vs common brick, what is the cost in Australia and what are the best options for your house.


How Much does Repointing Brick Cost?

What is repointing a brick wall, when you should consider it and what is the best time to do it. Useful tips for your brick walls.


What is Brick Veneer?

Brick veneer vs brick and double brick. What are the pros and cons of brick veneer and is it cheaper? Read about it.


Brick Size [Standards, Dimensions, Height & Width]

Bricklaying and standard brick sizes in Australia. At Specifier you can read about standards, dimensions, height and width of bricks.


Brick Garage Construction Cost Australia

How much does it cost to build a garage in Australia a double garage and all the expenses that you should pay attention to if deciding to do so.


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