Bricklaying & plastering at KAYEC

Bricklaying & plastering at KAYEC

What is Bricklaying & plastering?

Bricklayers and plasterers are usually the first tradesmen employed on a building project where they are responsible for the building of the inner and outer walls of the building as well as the finishing of these structures.


During your home’s construction, plastering makes the rough surfaces of the walls smooth. Plastering covers rough edges and uneven surfaces, thus increasing durability and strengthening walls. Plastering also gives a good finish to the walls of your house and this will make your home look appealing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a plasterer do?

Plasterers apply plaster and cement mixtures to walls and ceilings, fix fibrous sheets and cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to the interior or exterior of buildings.

Is plastering hard work?

Plastering is a very physically demanding job. Plasterers work on their feet all day and they do a lot of stretching, reaching, and bending. This takes a toll on the body, particularly when working for long periods of time. Plastering ceilings is especially hard work.

What are brick layers called?

Bricklayers (also known as brickmasons and blockmasons) are skilled workers who construct and repair walls, partitions, floors, arches, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures from brick, concrete block, gypsum block, and precast panels made of terra cotta, structural tile, and other masonry materials.

What qualifications do bricklayers need?

There are no set entry requirements to become bricklayer. They usually have a recognised vocational qualification in construction. To train as a bricklayer, you usually need GCSEs in English and maths. Employers may ask for some experience in construction or other practical work.

How difficult is bricklaying?

No, it’s really difficult without training – hence why bricklayers are in such demand. However, I have known a couple of people who have done short bricklaying courses at their local colleges and been adequately equipped to build garden walls – probably about the same sort of size that you require

Is plastering a good job?

It is a very versatile job as many diffrent times of construction from residential to commercial buildings need plaster, so you will be kept engaged with a diffrent site to work on constantly.

Is plastering a skilled job?

Plastering serves a protective function, in that it makes buildings more robust, and an aesthetic function. It is a skilled job and there is a high demand for good plasterers.

What is a plaster worker called?

A plasterer is someone who applies coats of plaster or stucco to walls, ceilings, or partitions for functional and decorative purposes.

How do I qualify as a plasterer?

You can get into this career by taking an intermediate apprenticeship in plastering. You’ll do on-the-job training and spend time with a college or training provider.

Can anyone plaster a wall?

Plastering is a job which many people usually leave to the experts. But by preparing well and carefully following a practised method, it’s perfectly possible for you to plaster a wall. The finished result will be a nice smooth wall which is ready to accept paint or wallpaper.

How long does it take to become a good plasterer?

As an apprentice, you will be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider. An intermediate plastering apprenticeship takes around two years to complete.

Is bricklaying a skilled job?

Bricklayers are skilled craftsmen responsible for constructing brickwork by laying bricks using the correct mortar mixture. They are knowledgeable in the different types of bricks available and how to construct or repair walls in accordance with industry standards.

Is bricklaying a good job?

Bricklaying and masonry is a fantastic career choice. The pay is good, the work can be very steady, and it’s a trade you can take with you and encourage your friends, loved ones, and children to partake in to keep this art, trade, and skill alive.

Why do bricks have 3 holes in them?

Most important, the holes allow the masonry structure to be built more securely. The brick is turned during construction (you won’t see the holes on the finished product) allowing mortar to fall inside. These holes, filled with mortar provide a “keyway,” locking one brick to the next.

Is bricklaying an engineer?

With sports, travel, adventurous training and good mates around you, it’s an experience you’ll never forget. Bricklayer is a Trade role in the Royal Engineers. All the Royal Engineer soldier job roles are divided into 5 groups.