Silicosis and Stonemasons

Silicosis and Stonemasons

admin After the death of stonemason Anthony White from silicosis, the disease has received much media attention, and finally this week, government action.  The Queensland Government has just announced a public register where: “all instances of pneumoconiosis,...
Bricklaying Skill Shortage Australia 2019

Bricklaying Skill Shortage Australia 2019

admin Did you know there is a skill shortage in bricklaying in Australia? According to the Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation  (ABBTF) 47% of bricklayers are over 40 24% of bricklayers are over 50 Apprentice numbers are only half the number that...

What Does a Stonemason Do?

admin As the name suggests, a stonemason is a person who works with stone. “Stonemasons cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs for the construction and renovation of stone structures and monumental masonry (stonework for cemeteries).” Stonemasonry...

Ideas for Your Exposed Brick Wall

News While brick walls are usually covered with plaster for added strength, durability, and beauty, some people like to just leave the bricks underneath exposed. After all, an exposed brick wall has a charm of its own. It makes a great wall accent, plus it adds a more...

Repointing Explained

admin One of the challenges of owning a brick home is getting it back in good shape after the bricks have started showing signs of old age and wear and tear. Over time, the mortar in between the bricks will deteriorate and suffer from erosion, compromising the...

How To Become a Bricklayer

admin Are you thinking of joining the building and construction industry? If you are, you might want to consider becoming a bricklayer. Bricklayers are responsible for constructing and repairing a number of structures such as walls, arches, partitions, and...