Bricklaying Prices In South Africa

What is Bricklaying

A bricklayer, which is related to but different from a mason, is a craftsman and tradesman who lays bricks to construct brickwork. The terms also refer to personnel who use blocks to construct blockwork walls and other forms of masonry.

Bricklaying Prices In South Africa

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Brick Wall In South Africa?

Brick Walls are an essential part of South African construction. These walls are usually found between neighbors’ houses and provide a space between two buildings.

Brick Walls can be used to separate gardens from driveways, or different levels in a house. Brick Walls can be built in whatever style, color, or height the owner wants.

The average cost of a Brick Wall per M2 is R3500, but this varies depending on the quality, size, and complexity.

How much is it to put up a brick wall?

What Is the Cost of a Brick Wall per Square Foot?

Traditional brickR149.69– R673.61per sq. ft.
Hollow brickR299.38– R449.08 per sq. ft.
Brick veneerR149.69 – R449.08per sq. ft.
Thin brick veneerR74.85 – R224.54 per sq. ft.

How much does a bricklayer charge per m2 in South Africa?

The Industry standard for Bricklayers is R 600 per 1000 bricks laid. 1000 bricks laid / 110 bricks per m2 = 5,4 m2 of walling. No need to plaster.

Is it cheaper to buy or make bricks?

Bricks Cost Money to Make

Real bricks must be formed and shipped in individual pieces, making their overall cost higher than concrete.

Because concrete does not require extensive manufacturing labor, its raw form is relatively inexpensive, especially if you mix it yourself in a wheelbarrow

Bricklayer average salary change by experience in South Africa

0 – 2 Years5,250 ZAR
2 – 5 Years+34%7,040 ZAR
5 – 10 Years+30%9,150 ZAR
10 – 15 Years+21%11,100 ZAR
15 – 20 Years+9%12,100 ZAR
20+ Years+5%12,700 ZAR

Bricklayer Salary Comparison By Education

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Bricklayer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Bricklayer is 6,240 ZAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 8,930 ZAR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor’s Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,300 ZAR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Bricklayer average salary difference by education level in South Africa

High School6,240 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+43%8,930 ZAR
Bachelor’s Degree+38%12,300 ZAR

Bricklayer Salary Comparison By Gender

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Bricklayer employees in South Africa earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male9,270 ZAR
Female-7%8,600 ZAR

Bricklayer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for Bricklayer(s)?

How often do employees get salary raises?


Bricklayer(s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Bricklayer Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?

A Bricklayer is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven’t received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary

Received Bonus

No Bonus

Bricklayer Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 51 ZAR. This means that the average Bricklayer in South Africa earns approximately 51 ZAR for every worked hour

How much are Bricklayers paid in South Africa?

A Bricklayers and related workers typically earns between R5 541 and R10 466 net per month at the start of the job. After 5 years of service, this is between R6 753 and R13 329 per month for a working week of 45 hours.

How much do Bricklayers charge per 1000 bricks in South Africa?

The Industry standard for Bricklayers is R 600 per 1000 bricks laid.

How many bricks can a bricklayer lay per day in South Africa?

Bricklayers on average lay 300-500 bricks per day subject to weather conditions and the complexity of the job.

How many bricks do I need for a 3 bedroom house?

The total number of bricks required to finish the walling is about 16,320 while using blocks for the same house will be about 4,080. From this comparison, a person building a tandard residential 3-bedroom house would spend about sh4. 9m if they considered using bricks and approximately sh12.

How much will it cost to build a 3 bedroom house in South Africa?

Statistics from house owners have revealed that building a beautiful 3-bedroom house takes in between $150,826 and $434,187. In South African Rands, the amount is between R2,546,000 and R7,329,241 as of 10th July 2020.

How many bricks are on a pallet in South Africa?

There are 255 bricks on a pallet.

Is it cheaper to build or buy a house in South Africa ?

It is still much cheaper to buy an existing house than to build a similar size new house. Second hand housing in South Africa is now on average one third cheaper than similar size new housing.