We are seeing more evidence of clay bricks and concrete masonry being a feature of architecturally designed buildings. This is welcomed by the industry and provides an opportunity for talented contractors to put their skills on show.
These outstanding brick and block projects prove that bricklaying is a highly skilled trade and that good contractors will continue to be in high demand for many years to come.
Nominations for this year’s Horbury Hunt Awards are currently being examined by Think Brick Australia and the judges continue to be impressed by the high quality of design as well as building skills. Talented bricklayers are responding to the challenge of working on these project.
The resurgence of brick in designing buildings has wide appeal not only to the trade but to young people who are ambitious, like to work with their hands and see the results of their work.
ABBTF will ensure that these quality projects and the bricklayers who built them are seen on social media and by schools and students contemplating a satisfying and rewarding career. We look forward to many young people starting an apprenticeship in bricklaying and joining the skilled workforce to meet the challenge of building these wonderful brick and block buildings.