The Craft of Brick & Stonelaying

Brick/stonelayers build the interior and exterior walls of buildings. The work of a brick/stonelayer is mainly concerned with the laying of bricks, stone, in the construction of solid and cavity walls, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures. These craftspersons are generally employed in the building industry or they may be engaged on maintenance work in large industrial undertakings. Brick/stonelayers need to be able to read plans and drawings to find out how the structure is to be built and take account of where corners need to be or where openings must be left for doors and windows.