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

Kenneth Collins
Kenneth CollinsManaging Director
Founder and managing director of Brickwork Direct, Ken has built one of the most reliable brickwork specialists in the North East. 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 is experienced in the trade and has managed various projects across the North East with values upwards of 1 million pounds. Ken has built a reliable and quality brickwork specialist company and still plays a very active role in Brickwork Direct’s success.
Nick Wilson
Nick Wilson Construction Director
Pam Lea
Pam LeaCommercial Director
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.
Stuart Appleby
Stuart ApplebyContracts 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 2003. Stuart now has over 24 years experience in the construction industry and is a NVQ Level 6 trained site manager. He joined the business in April 2015.
Chrissy Sinclair
Chrissy Sinclair Contracts Manager
Wayne Coulson
Wayne CoulsonContracts Manager
Paul Fenton
Paul FentonContracts Manager
Lee Bell BSc ( Hons )
Lee Bell BSc ( Hons )Senior Quantity Surveyor
Joe Tyrie
Joe TyrieQuantity Surveyor
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.
Chris Collins
Chris Collins Small Works Manager
Chris joined Brickwork Direct back in September 2017. He has a background in labouring and wall tie installation. Chris has progressed through the business to the position of site supervisor overseeing various contracts within the Northeast; involving the management of teams of operatives in and around the remedial sector of the business.
Kerry Champman
Kerry ChampmanSenior Administrator
Kerry joined us in August 2018 and holds the role of Office Administrator. Kerry helps to ensure the smooth running of the Administration duties for wall tie and also small private works. Kerry has extensive Administration experience and has previously worked for large organisations.

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.