The main role of a Bricklayer is the building and repair of walls and other brick structures both internally and externally.
Projects can range from refurbishments to new build.
The main duties of a Bricklayer include:
The average hours for a Bricklayer can vary depending upon the contract, and can be anything from 39 – 60 per week.
Depending on the contract, the average hourly rate for a Bricklayer can range between £20-£26.
All workers are required to hold a CSCS card to gain entry on to sites. Most sites will require you to hold a ‘skilled’ CSCS card which states you are a Bricklayer, although many sites will allow access to site with the green Site Operative card.
The following qualification will be sufficient to allow you on to site:
As a self-employed Bricklayer you will be required to provide your own tools.
The main items you will need: A comprehensive set of trowels, Hawk board, Spirit level, Plumb line, Lump or club hammer, Bolster and a Cold chisel.
Do I need experience?
Yes. You will need to have had a minimum of 2 years bricklaying experience. You will also be asked for work references.
Do I need a CSCS card?
Yes. It is very unlikely you will be allowed on site without one.
Do I have to provide my own tools?
Yes. You are required to provide all your own tools. Materials will be provided by the hirer.
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