About Brickwork Direct

Brickwork Direct became a limited company back in 2003 and over the years we have grown from strength to strength. Overall our company has 100+ years of bricklaying experience across all sectors, including Education, Health, Social Housing, Private Housing, Bespoke residential developments, Retail and Commercial. We provide an open and professional service to all clients no matter how big or small the project is. We pride ourselves in the quality of our work and continually strive to improve our performance. We aim to complete every project we undertake on time, every time. Brickwork Direct Limited undertakes projects on a Labour Only basis, Labour Only & Sundries Materials and Labour Only, Mortar & Sundries Materials.

Why Brickwork Direct?

Brickwork Direct Limited provide a bespoke Brickwork, Bricklaying and Stone Construction service of the highest quality to Developers, Contractors and Individual homeowners in the North East of England. Quality masonry laid by skilled tradesmen is our core business. Our time-served, experienced, bricklayers provide a first class build and we take utmost pride in the finish – and our pledge to deliver on time, on budget, with zero defects. All aspects of masonry including stonework and repointing are incorporated in the skillsets of our workforce who are all CSCS trained. Repeat business and recommendations lie at the heart of our diverse customer base, we are cost effective, with testimonials from leading construction companies. We also have a maintenance division specialising in raking out and repointing and replacing remedial wall ties. Over time the cement and mortar between the bricks of your home or building can crack, crumble or just simply wear away. When this happens, the chances of water getting between the cracks and gaps increases. This can mean a variety of issues and problems for you and your home.

Recent Works

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Meet Our Team

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Kenneth CollinsManaging Director
Ken himself is a time served bricklayer with over 40 years of experience in the trade. He served as a sole trader on various projects across Europe and has been a Director here at Brickwork Direct since 2003. He has managed various projects across the North-East with values upwards of 1 million pounds.
Deborah CollinsCompany Secretary And HR
Deborah has been with the company since 2008. She has a multi-purpose role, not only as a company secretory but also in charge of hospitality, she is Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, and has a none bias approach to HR. Deborah is also the key to attracting new clients/contracts for our business and plays a key role in building those relations.
Pam LeaFinancial Director And Office Manager
Pam has an extensive past in finances and managerial roles with 35 years’ experience previously working for a large company forming a successful career. She joined Brickwork Direct in November 2012 she has been looking after the accounts and finance ever since. She gained her directorship in April 2016.
Julian BulmanOperations Director
Julian is a time-served Bricklayer who has worked in the Construction Industry for over 30 years. Progressing into management in 1998, Julian has worked as a Site Manager, Contracts Manager and at Director level within the housebuilding industry. Primarily working in the North-East Julian has also managed area’s in Scotland, the North West as well as further South. Julian joined the business in September 2017 and shares his wealth of knowledge, skills and experience with the Management Team.
Rebbeca DeftyAministrator
Rebecca joined Brickwork Direct in September 2014 as an Administrative Apprentice. Since then she has completed her NVQ Level 2&3 in Business and Administration and has gained a very good understanding of health and safety in the building trade. Rebecca now looks after the health and safety documentation for the company and helps with the daily running of the office.
Mark WeigmannQuantity Surveyor
Mark started his construction journey as a hod carrier before obtaining his fork lift licence. Mark had a lengthy background in construction before deciding to train as a quantity surveyor. He now works under our commercial director. Mark joined the business in January 2015.
Joe TyrieQuantity Surveyor Apprentice
Joe joined Brickwork Direct in July 2017 on a traineeship programme and was offered a full-time apprenticeship 6 weeks later. Joe has come a long way since joining the business and has gained a vast knowledge of the building trade working both in the office and out on site.
Bill TwizellSite Manager
Bill is also a time served bricklayer with over 45 years of experience in the trade. He previously worked on various sites as a sub-contractor as well as a sole trade bricklayer before moving into site management. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. Bill joined the business in June 2012.
Gary JonesSite Manager
Gary comes from a construction background and has a long history in site management previously running large sites in London for many years. Gary joined the business in March 2013.
Stuart ApplebySite Manager
Stuart is a time served bricklayer previously working on various sites across the country as a sole trader before progressing into site management in 2009. Stuart is an NVQ Level 6 trained site manager. He joined the business in April 2015.
David GardnerSite Manager
David is a time served bricklayer previously working on various projects across the country as a sub-contractor before becoming a site manager in 1991 progressing into project management a few years later. David joined Brickwork Direct in May 2017.
Dave BarrasSite Manager
Dave has a long history in construction previously working for various companies. He now looks after our maintenance division managing a large team of operatives specialising in wall tie replacement and repointing brickwork. He joined the company in May 2016.

Our Clients Say

“I want to thank and congratulate the whole team at Brickwork Direct Ltd on the completion of another great project in partnership with Gus Robinson Developments. The rate of progression and the level of co-operation with GRD & other trades throughout the project was fantastic. The whole GRD team look forward to working with Brickwork Direct again in the near future.”


“Having worked in the industry for many years, and also being a fellow trowel, it was a pleasure to come across a company like Brickwork Direct. Throughout various projects with Barratts/David Wilson Homes their commitment, communication and quality has never wavered. We found them very flexible and able to assist us where ever possible within our programme. I am confident our good working relationship will continue in the future.”


Accreditations And Partners

Brickwork Direct has an excellent reputation for the quality of work and the ability to complete projects to agreed deadlines. Our own quality control and project management supervises Brickwork Direct contracts to ensure we deliver quality work. This has been acknowledges by our numerous accreditations and partners.