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What does bricklaying include?

Bricklayers employ a range of skills needed to build and repair brick walls and structures. Here are some of the jobs you can ask your bricklayer to help with and what you can expect from each:

Brick walls for homes

One of the most common jobs your bricklayer can help with is building or repairing the brick walls inside and outside of your home. They’ll help you select the right brick to match your home, before laying each brick individually using a guide to ensure a strong, attractive finish. Your bricklayer will use a trowel to spread mortar on the bottom and sides of each brick, and will knock on the brick to remove any air bubbles from the mortar. Then they’ll remove the excess mortar with the trowel. 


Paving is a popular option for driveways, patios, and footpaths because pavers are affordable and easy to maintain (if one breaks, you can easily replace it). Your brick paver will start by preparing the surface. They may need to excavate the area slightly and lay down a level base material like crushed rocks, followed by a mixture of sand and cement. Then they’ll lay your pavers down in the pattern you’ve chosen, before sweeping a mixture of sand and cement into the cracks, then setting them with a hose.

Block retaining walls and fences

Your bricklayer can create brick fences, retaining walls, and even garden edgings for raised garden beds. They’ll use a similar process to building standard brick walls, but they’ll need to choose bricks that can stand up to harsher, more exposed conditions. Once they’ve laid bricks to the correct height, your bricklayer may finish off with a different brick or technique to cap the structure and add interest.

Small bricklaying jobs

Your bricklayer or bricky can also help with other smaller jobs like building custom mailboxes using bricks that match your home. Your mailbox installation will involve laying the bricks using mortar between each layer. Your bricklayer will incorporate a “box” section to collect mail and add your house number. Other small bricklaying jobs include brick fireplace installations and repairs, and even rendering. 

Recent Bricklayer tasks in Ballarat

I want to build a brick wall for the front and around my house


Alfredton VIC, Australia

23rd Apr 2024

The front of the house: 5 meters long and 1 meter high. Around the house: 50 meter long and half a meter high. The color of the brick doesn’t matter because I will cover it with stone so it would be great if you are mason as well.

Brick up a doorway


Kooroocheang VIC, Australia

12th Dec 2023

I need an old doorway bricked up with cinder block ( I have the blocks) - Due date: Flexible

Great to work with. Thanks



Winter Valley VIC, Australia

31st Oct 2023

After a bricklayer to brick a letterbox for me. 2 bricks deep by 5 bricks wide. Concrete has already been poured where the mailbox is to go. Already have the bricks. Will supply mailbox insert. - Due date: Flexible

Need a letterbox installed


Ross Creek VIC, Australia

6th Jun 2023

I have the letterbox just need some cement poured and letterbox installed - Due date: Flexible



Sulky VIC, Australia

29th Nov 2022

Recycled brick retaining wall, approx 50 metres long, 6 courses high, double brick. Bricks supplied. Footings to be completed by bricklayer also. Price negotiable, open to quotes - Due date: Before Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Build a brick letterbox


Ballarat VIC, Australia

20th Sep 2022

Bricklayer needed to build a brick letterbox. Already have bricks for the job. - Due date: Flexible

Brick repointing 3 courses x5 m anytime


Sebastopol VIC 3356, Australia

10th Dec 2021

existing courses raked out and new pointing inserted

Brick repointing 3 courses x5 m


Sebastopol VIC, Australia

8th Oct 2021

existing courses raked out and new pointing inserted

Paving set up and lay


Sebastopol VIC 3356, Australia

7th Oct 2021

Looking for someone to set up and lay 5.2 x 3.1m of paving. Pavers will be 400 x 400

Raise lintel on front of garage


Ballarat VIC, Australia

10th Aug 2021

Need to remove blocks above and raise the lintel a foot or so higher. And replace blocks

Bricklayer for a garage wall


Ballarat East VIC, Australia

12th Jul 2021

A bricklayer is needed for a garage wall on the boundary.

Bricklayer needed for two gateposts


Lyonville VIC, Australia

31st Jan 2021

We have two footings installed with re-bar but now need the gateposts built. We have bricks and besser block on site as well as a cement mixer. You will need to bring sand and cement - reimbursable with receipt. Gatepost are around 1.2m high - exact dimensions can be discussed on the day.

Besser block laying


Brown Hill VIC 3350, Australia

26th Oct 2020

Have 110 Half Besser blocks to be laid. 1 X 16 block long X 3 blocks high 1 X 12 block long X 5 blocks high Concrete footing has been poured and reinforcing rods are in place. I will supply the blocks and mortar. I also have cement mixer on site. Cheers