How difficult is bricklaying?
Moreover, is bricklaying job hardest?
Downsides of Being a Bricklayer. Bricklaying and masonry is a fantastic career choice. Smell of a hard day's work: Bricklaying is hard work outside in all types of weather and temperature. Regardless of season and time of day, a mason is likely to come home smelling of sweat and dirt.
Also, how many bricks can a bricklayer lay in an hour? Working at average speeds one good bricklayer might lay 600 bricks in the day. So 1200 bricks between the gang will amount to 20m² of single skin face brickwork (60 bricks per m²).
Hereof, is bricklaying a dying trade?
No, its not a dying trade. Building codes in certain areas are increasing the costs and difficulty of some aspects of masonry, but it isn't dying. I am a mason by trade, and work has slowed down for masonry contractors since the market downturn in 2007, but it did for all other building trades as well.
Is it worth becoming a bricklayer?
It's a good job and the bricklaying machine will only be cost effective on large straight walls or industrial sites. As with any trade the end goal is to work hard and learn, get a few years experience after your apprenticeship and work for yourself. You can make good $ and work to suit your lifestyle.