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Corona Virus Update – Contact Details

By |2020-03-25T11:51:16+00:00March 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Due to Covid-19 we are closing our office Here are our contact details should you need them: Ken Collins - MD - kcollins@brickworkdirect.co.uk Julian Bulman - Operations Director - julian@brickworkdirect.co.uk Pam Lea - Finance Director - pam@brickworkdirect.co.uk Mark Weigmann - Quantity Surveyor - mark@brickworkdirect.co.uk David Ashcroft - Quantity Surveyor - dashcroft@brickworkdirect.co.uk Joe Tyrie Ass

How to avoid the ‘cowboy’ builder!

By |2018-10-29T12:29:15+00:00October 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Great news! we're now registered with Checkatrade, anyone who’s watched daytime TV should be familiar with the concept of a cowboy builder – but did you know that there’s an easy 10 step process to ensure that you don’t fall victim to one? 1) Make sure the sums add up Tradesmen often like to

Loss of life narrowly avoided due to wall tie failure!

By |2018-10-26T10:12:48+00:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Earlier this week we went to visit a site in Sunderland near a local school where the external wall had collapsed due to wall tie failure. This is a perfect example of exactly what could happen if these issues are simply ignored! Fortunately on this occasion nobody was seriously injured, however if someone was inside

POSITION FILLED – Brickwork Site Manager

By |2018-09-07T14:02:07+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

POSITION FILLED: Brickwork Site Manager Brickwork Direct Ltd require a roaming brickwork site supervisor to oversee new build residential and commercial builds in and around the Durham area. Brickwork Direct Ltd boasting over 15 successful years in the industry, we have a well-earned reputation for excellence in masonry and pride ourselves on high standards

Brickwork Direct New Branded Vehicles Have Arrived

By |2018-08-08T12:45:27+00:00August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Brickwork Direct Branded Vehicles Have Arrived Watch out North East! Stuart Appleby will now be spotted driving around in his brand new Nissan Truckman. The Brickwork Direct branded car has the company phone numbers, website and other contact information printed on the side, as well as our new logo. Stuart’s

NHBC Pride In The Job Winner

By |2018-07-31T09:43:28+00:00July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

NHBC Pride In The Job Winners First Round Winners We are delighted to announce Darren Watt is one of the winners of the first round of the annual NHBC Pride in the Job Awards for his management of the North Gosforth project. A site manager cannot win without a trusted

Shock house wall collapse wrecks car in street

By |2018-07-06T15:10:25+00:00July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Shock house wall collapse wrecks car in street Residents in a Sunderland street were left shocked after part of a house collapsed. The gable end of a home in Merle Terrace, at the junction with Enfield Street, collapsed last month. Much of the brickwork from the top of the house

5 ways to identify wall tie failure

By |2018-05-25T06:08:33+00:00May 25th, 2018|Wall Tie Replacement|

5 ways to identify wall tie failure Horizontal cracking - at regular intervals in external mortar joints Outward bulging of the wall - joints widen causing the wall to deflect outwards, often around window frames The lifting of roof edges - At gables the growth of brickwork can cause a noticable ‘pagoda’ effect Internal

How to solve wall tie failure

By |2018-05-25T05:58:43+00:00May 25th, 2018|Wall Tie Replacement|

How to solve wall tie failure A wall tie survey will highlight any problems and give insights into any potential work that that may need to be done. If it is recommended that you need to have your wall ties replaced then make sure your brickwork contractor uses wall ties made from a high-grade