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What Do Bricklayers Do When It Rains?

What Do Bricklayers Do When It Rains? In Scotland, our bricklayers face an inordinate amount of rain thanks to our geographical location. A commonly asked question is what bricklayers do when it rains? Especially when most of their work takes place outdoors. As a bricklaying contractor company in Ayrshire, the rain is no stranger to
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Why bricklayers are important 

Why are bricklayers important? Bricklayers are important for a vast number of reasons. At a macroeconomic level, the UK economy relies on the buying and selling of property. The construction industry facilitates the buying and selling of property by employing bricklayers to build.  Bricklayers, along with many other skilled trades onsite, bring building plans from
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How Long Does Mortar Take to Dry?

HOW LONG DOES MORTAR TAKE TO DRY? WHAT IS MORTAR? “Mortar is a bonding agent which is generally produced by mixing cementing or binding material (lime or cement) and fine aggregate (sand, surki, sawdust, etc.) with water.” – Civil Engineering. Here at SLBC Ltd, Mortar is our best friend… Being bricklayers, we couldn’t really go
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A Day in the Life of an Apprentice Bricklayer

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice Bricklayer This week, we caught up with Liam McHugh, one of our first-year adult apprentices, currently undertaking the two year NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupations course via Competence Matters. Liam has been with SLBC Limited since March 2021, starting as a bricklayer’s labourer before embarking on
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What is a Bricklayer Profile?

WHAT IS A BRICKLAYER PROFILE? What is a bricklayer profile, what is it used for and why do bricklayers use them? Let’s take a deeper look! To put it simply, a bricklayer’s profile is a tool which removes the need for a bricklayer to build up a corner first, they can be used on both
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Bricklayer Training at SLBC Ltd

Bricklayer Training at SLBC Ltd The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently reported that since 2016/17, fatal injuries within the construction industry have risen 8.3%, with 50% of those fatalities due to falling from heights (Hertstools, 2022). Subsequently, health and safety processes, procedures and training are absolutely paramount to the everyday running of our business,
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Commonly Used Bricklaying Tools

Commonly Used Bricklaying Tools Good quality bricklaying tools are essential for bricklayers to complete their work to high standard. So, we thought we would share our essential bricklaying tools that we believe every bricklayer’s toolbox should have! Brick Trowel This goes without saying, every bricklayer needs a good brick trowel and they come in many
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How Much Do Bricklayers Make?

How Much Do Bricklayers Make? A common question we see being asked regarding bricklaying as a career in the construction industry is: how much do bricklayers make? So, we thought we would answer it as best we can for you! According to Jobted (2022) the average salary for a bricklayer is £31,800 gross per year.
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