How To Become a Bricklayer

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 foundations. They also help build residential and commercial buildings. If this appeals to you, then you’re going to have a rewarding way of making a living and earning money.



As the name suggests, bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks, and pre-cut stone to help build and repair buildings, paved areas, and walls. They work according to the specifications of a particular project. Also, they take measurements and use mortar to bind bricks together.


Bricklaying, however, is more than just cutting and laying bricks. As a bricklayer, you can also do ornamental brickwork. This includes creating coloured or shaped patterns in buildings, walls, floors, or archways. If you want to further your career, you may specialise in certain areas of bricklaying and work as one of the following:

1. Arch builder
An arch builder is mainly responsible for building and repairing arches, as well as working with bricks that aren’t shaped traditionally.

2. Stonemason
Handling hard and soft stone blocks and masonry is a stonemason’s speciality. If you become a stonemason, you may work on monuments for cemeteries or older buildings as well.

3. Chimney Builder
A chimney builder is a specialist bricklayer who’s an expert at constructing chimneys. Specialising in this field of bricklaying will require you to have a keen knowledge and understanding of the unique brick shapes and requirements needed to build and maintain chimneys.


To become a successful bricklayer, you must be physically fit and isn’t afraid to work at heights and outdoors. You should also develop technical aptitude and the ability to interpret and carry out project specifications and plans.

To become a bricklayer in South Australia, you will need to complete an apprenticeship in bricklaying and blocklaying. You will also need to fulfil all the safety and industry requirements and obtain all the necessary certifications required in South Australia. Good luck!


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