There are so many aspects of being a bricklayer, with a single bricklaying project calling upon a variety of skills. Bricklayers work and read from a variety of plans and specifications, sealing foundations and using damp-resistant materials. The art of spreading layers of mortar to serve as a base and binder for bricks in rows, designs and shapes, which is an art in itself! Bricklayers are skilled at repairing and maintaining clay bricks, cement blocks and bricks, and updating related structures, and are highly trained at operating machinery and erecting scaffolding to ensure the structure remains stable. The Builders Pal list a range of bricklaying contractors UK-wide, so be sure to check out the list of reliable, skilled workers online here.