“Mason” and “Brick Layer” are two terms which are often used interchangeably by those outside of the industry. However, these two terms are not actually the same thing. So what is a Brick Layer, and when might you need one?
Brick Layer vs. Mason
It is easiest to think of the difference between these two careers as the difference between a general practitioner and a specialist. A Brick Layer, as the name suggests, is a person who lays bricks to build projects such as walls, chimneys, and simple decorative features. A Mason, while capable of doing this work as well, will typically do the more complex work such as advanced stone and brick work, restorations and curved structures.
When Will I Need a Brick Layer
For most brick work, there is no need for a Mason. Most construction brick work is simple construction work, such as walls and chimneys. These are things that a brick layer is qualified to do at a fraction of the cost of hiring a Mason. If your masonry needs can be undertaken by a Brick Layer instead of a Mason, hiring one will save you money for the same quality of finished product.
Blackwell Masonry Ltd. – Masonry Specialists for Kitchener/Waterloo
Blackwell Masonry provides quality brick laying services, and has served the Kitchener/Waterloo region for over 25 years. Blackwell specializes in all areas of residential masonry. Visit our services page for a full list of the services that we provide.