Bricklaying and Plastering involves laying bricks to construct brickwork. The term also refers to artisans who use blocks to construct blockwork walls and other forms of masonry. They build and repair walls inside and outside of properties as well as working on other kinds of brickwork, such as tunnel walls and chimney-stacks. The job of a bricklayer is to construct the first shell of a building. A good bricklayer makes the walls waterproof, weatherproof and secure because no-one wants to be in a building which is leaky, cold and in danger of being broken into.
Typical responsibilities include cutting bricks to size using hammers, chisels or power tools; laying the bricks in horizontal layers (courses); measuring out the work area and laying the first courses according to the architect’s plans; mixing mortar, either by hand or with a mixing machine; spreading mortar evenly to fix the bricks into place; and ensuring that the line of the wall is totally straight and level. They also make access holes in walls to allow electricians, plumbers and other workers to bring water, electricity and commodities into the building.
N$2300.00, NQF Levels 1,2,3
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