AB Building Services Ltd about us page, will describe what bricklaying and brickwork services can provide personally for you on domestic or commercial projects.  

1.) Brickwork packages 
All types of characteristic style bricks laid. 
From common pre-war Cheshire handmade imperial size to new modern metric size.

2.) Building your new house or extension with an insulated cavity system of facing brickwork outer leaf, anchor tire wired together with an inner leaf of block wall. 

 Your bricklayer would insert the cavity insulation. 

Either dirtherm full fill, or clip Kingspan to the block work and allowing at least a 25mm air flow. 


3.) Building of 215mm garden walls or boundary walls with buttress pillars for strength.  


Retaining walls to hold sub soils with a cantilever system.  

May require a design method by a structural engineer depending on the calculated weight of earth to hold.

4.) Building old pre-war materials, sandstone walls using a hydraulic lime with washed sharp sand which is free of vegetable matter, clay and salts. 


Gauges in strength of using an NHL 2.0, 3.5 or a HLM 5.0 


Hydraulic lime mortar mixes are important due to the fact that this will prevent cracking, but also allowing flexibility in the cement is not added within the gauge of mix.  


Hydrated lime known as builders’ lime is added together with cement. Hydrated lime does not go off or set, which gives the workability and reduces the ridged of hardness within the cement once it has set hard. 

There is however an excellent website for all information about limes and calculations of mixes for different building materials you would be using for you project. 


Click the link lime mortars below for more details. 


For more information on guidance, you can contact mortar suppliers John Carr (Liverpool) Ltd.

0151 207 0067

Or view the website on the link provided.

Company was established in 2008. 


Founder Alan Blair, time served bricklayer- advanced craft certification in construction and brickwork. 


36 years’ experience in the building trade. 


Craftsmanship in the art of using sand, cement, lime-based bricklaying and rendering mortars. 


Picture of building an extension in Greasby, Wirral.

AB BUILDING SERVICES LTD Buiding an extension

Sand and cement screed floorings from 50mm to 75mm depending on the sub base thickness. 


Concrete foundation thickness will depend on the structural engineering design from drawings by the architect/draftsman.  

450mm from top of ground level to the top of concrete foundation pad, for frost protection against heave issues. This is usually written the specifications. 


Width of foundation bases, minimum of 600mm before the concrete is poured.  

Inspection is required by local council or independent building control officer. 

Flagged ground areas in bedding a full mix of mortar using Indian stone or paving flags with edge sets. 


Sub-bases of compressed hard core, thickness will depend on traffic weight, loaded weight of vehicles on driveways up to 150mm thick. 


Quality in density of your chosen Indian stone or flags are also important. 

Drainage system connected together of 110mm pipework and collar joints, various additional fittings for bends and angles laid on a pea gravel cushion before back filling with earth. 


Connection runs into new inspection chambers and gullies. 


Rainwater guttering and down pipes of your chosen design for finish to your home or extension. 


Rain gutters come in two common types of guttering, from half-round to k-style.  


Additional accessories for angles. Usually come in 3 colours white, black or brown. 

Guttering would be fixed to your fascia board. 


A joiner would fit your fascia and soffit but he may not additionally fit your guttering as this usually common practice of a plumber’s job. 


Lead work finishing also is known as a plumber’s job, but your roofer may address this in part of his job description.

Structural alterations in turning several rooms into one with aid of supports and inserting new steel beams.  


Usually comes in the design of bolting together using M12 up to M20 blots, nuts and washes. 


May also have to hire a steel fabricator to weld your steel together.   

Steels must be primed for regulations before plastering. 


Calculations by your chosen designer, structural engineer. 


Chimney stacks and Chimney breasts removals. 


Racked out brickwork on chimney breast and brought back to life with a cottage feel to your home by repointing in a coloured lime mortar.