Where do you need bricklayers?
With such a wide variety available, bricks are one of the most versatile building materials and suit any style of home. Bricks are available from most building suppliers. Getting a professional to lay your bricks will ensure a stylish, long-lasting result. Here is some information about bricks and the trade of bricklaying.
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Bricks are durable, long-lasting and require virtually no maintenance. They are able to withstand fire and water well, with little chance of structural integrity being compromised by floods or fire. Bricks also help to insulate against external sound, and this gives them an acoustic advantage over other types of building materials. Bricks are termite resistant and can easily handle varied weather conditions.
Face brickwork is cheaper than most other building materials, cheaper even than fibro or other lightweight sheeting. The “face” of a brick is simply the long side of a brick that is intended for display within a wall or path. Usually there is only one face and it is the bricklayer’s responsibility to display it correctly.
With a massive range of sizes, colours and textures, bricks suit any home. Colours range from white to the darkest blues and greys – even purple! Modern bricks can be used with matching mortar to create a seamless, streamlined look.
Some types of bricks are pressed, wirecut, shaped, clay, concrete, clay pavers, and concrete pavers. Many manufacturers such as Boral, Austral and PGH also have specialised brick systems.
A block is larger than a standard brick and can be made from concrete, clay, gypsum or other materials. They are generally perforated, have hollow cores or aerated to reduce weight without sacrificing strength.
In technical terms, ‘bricklaying’ means the construction of a building or structure using individual bricks or blocks held together by mortar. Such structures include internal and external walls, fences, fireplaces, staircases, piering, pointing, retaining walls and segmental paving.