Creative Brick Design Demonstrates Talents of Bricklayers

NSW Uni of Kensington wth CaptionWe 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.

image 3bThe 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.


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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.
Geoff Noble

2 Responses to “Creative Brick Design Demonstrates Talents of Bricklayers”

  1. Grant

    Hi there,

    I’ve been laying brick for just under 7 years (I started working for my dad) and now my employer is asking me to show them my qualifications. Only problem is I actually never went to TAFE and don’t actually have a qualification. Everything I learnt, I learnt from my Dad.

    It’s a bit of a joke because I have more real world experience, knowledge and background than people who are coming fresh out of TAFE with their qualifications. I wanted to ask you your thoughts on getting RPL for bricklaying through a company like – they say I can get my qualification in 4 weeks. I spoke to them on the phone and they told me I just need to show them evidence that I can do everything that is covered in the course. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it’s worth it or should I go to TAFE and get it?

    • BAB

      Hi Grant,
      It depends. The going rate is between $1800 and $2500 for RPL. Obviously this will be a commercial decision on your part. What you need is lots of photos and as you are working video on your iPhone will be best friend. Talk to your local TAFE and talk to GQAustralia to see who has the best deal. You can have your Cert III in 4 weeks. Don’t worry as you are only one of the 50% of bricklayers in NSW market who haven’t a qualification.
      Call me if you want to discuss further – John White, 0400 579 002.


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