Monthly Archives: June 2013

Clay Levels in Sand – How Much is OK?

Ever been called back to a job by a client where your work has been acid cleaned but there are still residual mortar stains and smears?  Ever had the client suggest that they acid clean the work again? Well tell them not to – what they probably have are clay smears, not cement. Cement is […]


Surveyed Bricklayers Stress Need for Quality Apprentices

ABBTF recently conducted a survey of bricklaying contractors across Australia to uncover in greater detail the challenges faced by employers of bricklaying apprentices.

More than 550 responses were received from contractors comprising those who had apprentice experience and a group who chose not to employ an apprentice.


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