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Brush up on bricklaying

Whether you want to extend your DIY skills or are already working in the construction industry, it is worth looking at bricklaying courses. Improving your practical skills is a great idea and comes in handy if you want to build a garden wall or make repairs to a fireplace. It can also save lots of money and give you an enormous feeling of satisfaction.

Many people are considering training for a new career, perhaps because they have been made redundant or because they are bored and want to try something new. Having bricklaying or any other practical qualification makes you more employable and opens up new opportunities.

How satisfying would it be to step back and admire the straight lines and smooth finish of your very own brickwork? Like any skill, there is more to it than meets the eye. Understanding the properties of different materials, mixing the perfect mortar and measuring up correctly are just the beginning. There are various ways of cutting bricks to create different effects too.

Of course, there are many other things you need to know about before you embark on a big project or apply for a job in the construction industry, such as building regulations and health and safety guidelines. Introductory bricklaying courses give a brief overview for beginners or those wanting to brush up their skills. Then, if you really want to make a career of it or tackle a big DIY project, you can sign up for professional qualifications.