Prices for Brickwork Construction and Repair
Q - I need some brickwork carrying out - what is the going rate for a bricklayer?
A - Depends on the nature and scope of the work but you should work on between £18 and £20 per hour.
Prices for Brickwork
Q - I'm getting quotes from three sub-contractors. Could you give me some prices per square metre of concrete blocks and bricks per thousand, so that I can compare prices?
A - Here are some approximate prices for labour only or labour and materials
| Labour (£)|| Materials (£)||Total (inc overheads and profit)|
|Blockwork 100mm thick||10||12||26 |
|Blockwork 140mm thick||14||16||34|
| Facing bricks in half brick wall £250 per 1000||16||18||44|
|Facing bricks in half brick wall £400 per 1000||18||26||58|
Q - How much should I be paying for laying a blockwork wall?
Here are some costs per square metre for labour only, materials and what a contractor would charge including overheads and profit, all ex-VAT.
|Thickness|| Labour (£)|| Materials (£)||Contractor(£)|
Wall Repair Work
Q - I bought a house recently and some of the bricks on the extension are losing their face. They look very unsightly and I am concerned about the stability of the wall. How much should it cost to replace each brick.
A - When the face of a brick ‘blows off' it is usually caused by water penetration expanding into ice that then dislodges the face. It is a cosmetic problem not structural and is a fairly straightforward job for a bricklayer to put right. I would budget for £6 to replace each brick although a bricklayer will probably want paying by the hour, say £18.
Q - The lead flashings on our house have come loose and water is beginning to penetrate into the walls. Can they be re-fixed and how much should it cost to carry out this work?
A - The flashing needs to be pulled away from the wall, the brickwork joint raked out, the flashing reset and the joint re-pointed. This should cost about £10 per linear metre for horizontal flashings and £16 for stepped flashings. These rates exclude the cost of scaffolding
Q - The manhole cover in our drive has come loose and the brickwork underneath looks damaged and needs rebuilding with a new cover. What it would cost to have this work done by a builder?
A - Provided that the base and channels are undamaged, I would budget for between £700 and £800 to rebuild the top three or four courses of brickwork and the fix a new cover.
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