Bricklayers work with clay and concrete masonry products to construct brickwork and blockwork. Bricklayers’ scope of work ranges from residential to commercial, from straight walls to ornamental walls, and from structural to non-load bearing walls.
It is an occupation that requires an ability to follow building design plans precisely through measuring and constructing in strict accordance with the architect’s plans and local government regulations. It is equally important to execute those plans with high quality professional bricklaying skills. Knowledge of the properties of artificial and natural stone, such as brick, sand-lime brick, pumice, concrete stones, and gypsum plaster board, are the basis of bricklayers’ work.
Employment in the bricklaying sector is driven by the level of construction needed to meet the demands of a growing population, including demands for more commercial, public, and civil construction projects such as new roads, bridges, and buildings.