We all know that the mining boom in Western Australia has attracted many young people to the short-term gains to be had in that industry up north. As a result, it has left WA’s cities short of qualified tradespeople to build the new homes and industry that are in demand as a result of the boom.Read more >>
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Recently a new product hit the market that may be of interest to bricklayers. It’s called Builders EcoSyn lime and it’s actually an alternative to lime.Read more >>
The answer to this question is No. In case you’re not yet familiar with it, an ABN number is the unique number (provided by the Commonwealth Government) that allows a business to identify itself to government and other businesses.Read more >>
Whilst on holiday recently in Europe, I was in awe of the bricklaying skills that were used in buildings in its cities and towns.Read more >>
Some important points for young apprentices and reminders for experienced bricklayers.
During construction work, masonry walls (brick and block) can fail due to side loads on the walls, the rate of construction, inadequate foundations or adjacent excavations. Side loads can include wind, inadvertent impact with the walls or leaning materials against them. Such failures can result in serious injuries or fatalities.Read more >>