2nd Edition

Brickwork Level 1

By Malcolm Thorpe Copyright 2021
    384 Pages 311 Color & 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    384 Pages 311 Color & 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    384 Pages 311 Color & 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Brickwork Level 1 has been adapted from John Hodges’s classic Brickwork for Apprentices – the established textbook on brickwork for bricklayers. Designed to meet new requirements of the City and Guilds bricklaying programmes, this book has been written to match the latest industry-based requirements and technical developments in the field, including recent changes to the Building Regulations. Each chapter follows the syllabus and contains a section of multiple-choice questions to provide trainees with vital practice for the job knowledge and multiple-choice tests.

    Highly illustrated throughout and now in full colour, this is the essential reference for qualified bricklayers and other professionals working in the construction industry, as well as students wishing to embark on a career in bricklaying.

    There is also the facility to access the Support Material on the Routledge website that includes:

    • PowerPoint slides for each chapter
    • Lesson plans and schemes of work
    • Multiple-choice questions and answers
    • Job knowledge questions and answers
    • Practical drawings and mark sheets

    Chapter 1: The Construction Industry (Residential)

    Chapter 2: Health and Safety in the Construction Industry

    Chapter 3: Communication

    Chapter 4: Construction Technology

    Chapter 5: Tools

    Chapter 6: Preparing and Mixing Concrete and Mortar

    Chapter 7: Setting out Basic Masonry Structures

    Chapter 8: Laying Bricks to Line

    Chapter 9: Laying Blockwork to Line

    Chapter 10: Cavity Walling

    Chapter 11: Joint Finishes

    Chapter 12: Answers to Multiple-Choice Questions


    Malcolm Thorpe is a Life Member of the Guild of Bricklayers and former Head of Construction at West Nottinghamshire College, UK. He has acted as a CITB adviser and was involved in the drafting of bricklaying programmes. He was a verifier for CITB and spent several years producing examination material for examining bodies. He also spent over thirty years designing and organising Guild of Bricklayers local and national bricklaying competitions.