What is a Brick Layer and Why Do I Need One?

“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.