It can feel a bit daunting to be faced with the task of not only finding a bricklayer but finding a reputable one. Too many horror stories of cowboys can add an extra level of stress. However, not to worry, we have put together a few tips to help you find a company that not only does bricklaying but does it well.
Asking For Recommendations
One way to hear the pros and cons of local bricklaying companies, who to avoid and who are recommended is to ask. Chatting with friends and family is a start. You could ask on social media, but this can give you an overwhelming amount of information that can put you back to square one in having to pick through the different views and opinions of the people who respond. However, a local community network might be a good idea.
Other trades people, like electricians, plumbers, and plasters, are good sources of information. If you already know or have used them, give them a call and ask them for recommendations. Trades people who are professional and reliable want to work with other trades who are just as diligent and reliable as themselves.
Below are some points to bear in mind when you are deciding which bricklayer company to go with
- Level of experience – especially locally, so you can go and check
- What reviews say about them
- Meet with them in person
- Ask for customer references
- Always get at least three quotes for comparison
Contact A Building Association
Most professional companies or independent trades people belong to an association, such as the
- Association of Brickwork Contractors,
- Guild of Bricklayers
- Federation of Master Builders.
Belonging to a Trade Association is a good sign that these are professional trade people in whom you can have confidence.
Selecting A Good Bricklayer
Whether you employ a bricklayer from a company or an independent tradesman, it is worth your time to ask these questions.
- How long have they been working as a bricklayer?
- What qualifications and accreditations do they have?
- Have they worked on similar projects like yours before?
- Can they show you examples of previous projects?
- Can they give you references from previous customers that you can contact?
- Do they have appropriate insurance and can show you valid certificates?
- Do they offer a customer satisfaction guarantee?
- How do they keep their work on schedule and within budget?
If you decided on a bricklayer, then you also need to know,
- How long will it take them to complete the work?
- When can they start?
- How much will it cost, and do they have payment terms? – Currently, a bricklayer costs around £150 -£200 a day, depending on where you live,
Include Us In Your Review List
While RR Limited is based in Cardiff, we have worked as contractors throughout the UK in masonry and bricklaying. You can contact us via our website, and look at some of the projects we have completed, or call us for a chat.