Winter Heroes


Take a moment to congratulate yourselves – over the past few months brickies have been working through one of the coldest winters in recent years, across the country but especially down south. Sub-zero mornings with ice, hail and even snow have been more common place over the past few months.

Bricklayers, like most tradies, are looking forward to spring when they will truly enjoy the pleasure of working outdoors.

The upside is that bricklayers are busy and doing better than a few years ago. The demand for bricklayers is strong and the trade is stepping up to the challenge in all types of weather.

Brickies know the importance of covering their work and modifying work practices to get the bricks in as efficiently as possible. Time is money and there’s little room for error when it’s cold. So, rug up, keep moving and you’ll keep warm. Bricklayers have the smarts to work in these conditions and meet all the challenges of onsite construction.

We all know that bricklayers are a tough breed but none tougher than the ones who wear shorts all year round!

Here’s a tip: When you are rained out call your TAFE to have your apprentice catch up on training (at this website use this link and search Training/Locality Map for your States TAFE’s and phone numbers).

At the end of the day, these Winter Heroes can stand back and admire their work, their skills and feel an extra dose of pride.


Geoff Noble


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