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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 Adelaide

Brick fence


Malvern SA, Australia

23rd Dec 2022

lay 3000 bricks for a front fence . Letterbox location needs to be negotiated on site - Due date: Flexible

Swap over 7 bricks in a doorway


Rose Park SA, Australia

2nd Dec 2022

Swap jagged half bricks from bottom door way with top bricks that have neat ends. Approximately a days work - Due date: Flexible

Bricklaying job


Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

12th Jan 2022

Looking for a bricklayer to lay approx 50/60 bricks. Making a window smaller and therefore need the gap to be bricked up. Have the bricks available and most tools required

Brick up aircon hole


Malvern SA, Australia

7th Dec 2021

Brick up old air con hole - bricks supplied

Take away old pavers


Firle SA, Australia

23rd Nov 2021

Take away old bricks and cement pavers. around 400 in quantity.

Gary has done a wonderful job. The job was bigger than what was explained but Garry stick to his commitment and not asked for more money and competed the task happily. He was very reasonable in his quote and worked more than expected. I highly recommend him.

Removal of brick pavers


Walkerville SA, Australia

20th Aug 2021

Back garden to have all bricks pavers removed.



Malvern SA, Australia

20th Aug 2021

Brick up hole where old aircon was removed

I need brick cleaning


Hectorville SA 5073, Australia

9th Aug 2021

Brick fence to be demolished and Bricks to be cleaned from demolition. Mortar to be removed from bricks as reusing bricks for extension.

Florist for flower arranging workshop


Adelaide SA, Australia

14th Jul 2021

Florist wanted to fill in for flower arranging workshop

Form-up Work


Humbug Scrub SA, Australia

20th May 2021

I am paving a fire pit area and require the following steps to be completed: Excavation (if necessary) Lay and level Base material The area is approx. 175m2 and will form a square perimeter for the pavers to be laid, each side of the square is 7.2m x .60m

Small brick retainer


Kensington SA, Australia

27th Feb 2021

Brick retaining wall next to a medium size tree. Wall is approx 6m x 5 bricks high. Bricks supplied. Building experience a must. Partner can help if needed.

Bricklayer/Handyperson needed


Bridgewater SA, Australia

6th Feb 2021

Hey there, my name is Sally. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Bridgewater SA, Australia. What do you need done? lay mortar bed and brick tread for 5 garden step - 45 bricks total What is the type of property? House What would you like the handyperson to work on? lay 45 bricks on cement footings over 5 garden steps (9 bricks per step). You will need your own mortar board and trowel. Due date is flexible.

Build a propagation house (bricklaying)


Skye SA, Australia

2nd Jan 2021

Use old red bricks to construct a low propagation house, approx 4mWx1mDx0.5mH. Single brick construction, mortar bed required, foundation not required. All materials already on site. Anytime from 21/12 - 30/1. Estimate half - 3/4 day’s work for an efficient worker.

Paving (pool)


Rushcutters Bay NSW, Australia

21st Dec 2020

Cut and set two coping pavers around the pool. Mortar laid.

Brick 🧱 paving repair


Toorak Gardens SA, Australia

6th Nov 2020

Old bricked drive way ,just want damage part redone. Not fussed when ,can be next year.

I need paving services


Marryatville SA, Australia

3rd Nov 2020

Small area of paving (we’ve got pavers) and small section of retaining wall with steps built (we have all the bricks for retaining wall and steps). Need paving done next week.

Letterbox installation in a brick fence


North Adelaide SA, Australia

28th Oct 2020

We need a letterbox installed into a brick fence. The brick fence is rendered. We can supply a letterbox. You will need to remove some bricks from the wall.

Small Paving Job


Rostrevor SA, Australia

2nd Sep 2020

Need a paving for small footpath done 1m x 5m. No paving supply required.

Brick layer


Highgate SA, Australia

24th Aug 2020

Needed to brick up one doorway and the back of an old chimney. 1925 home in Highgate. Potential for more jobs in the future.

Paving a small patch


Athelstone SA 5076, Australia

6th Aug 2020

Hhello need paving on a small patch. Rip up n repave tge exisitng pavers

On time, good communication and job done perfectly. Highly recommend him for the job.