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

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...

Interesting Facts About Bricks

admin As a bricklayer and stonemason, we are passionate about everything to do with brick and stone. Here are three interesting facts about bricks you may not have known. NOT ALL BRICKS ARE THE SAME Did you know there are different types of bricks? Most are made from...

Salt Damp, Salt Attack & Rising Damp

admin One of our most requested services is repairing salt damaged walls and bathrooms. Salt attack and rising damp is an issue that is becoming more common as buildings get older and the soil becomes more saline. First, let’s clarify the terms. Salt attack and rising...

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...