The Guild of Bricklayers was founded in 1932 with the aims of promoting and maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship in brickwork. Via the UK’s construction college network the guild organise with help from our partners regional competitions.
The Guild Membership consists of Journeymen and Master Members, who have served an apprenticeship or an approved period of training and have obtained the relevant qualification, are practising bricklayers, site foremen, and managers, clerks of work, lecturers, tutors or instructors on approved courses. Trainee membership is encouraged and there is an Associate class of membership for those in industry or education who are sympathetic to the aims of the Guild.
As a national organisation the Guild has a President, a National Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary as its main officers. The Guild covers the whole of the United Kingdom through its thirteen geographical regions, called Sections. Each section elects from its members a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and is responsible for organising the activities of the Section, work and site visits and other activities which promote the aims of the Guild.
Each year the Guild, through its network of sections, organises regional brickwork competitions at Senior, Junior and Schools levels with a National Final bringing together the winners of the senior competitions from each of the regional events.
The Guild is pleased to acknowledge the sponsorship of brick, mortar and tool manufacturers and valued contributions from local firms at regional events.
Eight Guild members serve on the advisory panels of all the technical education institutes and supervise competition stands at local and national exhibitions.