Mans hands holding a brick and using a trowel to apply mortar

Must-Have Tools for Professional Bricklaying

Must-Have Tools for Professional Bricklaying

Bricklaying is a skill that demands precision, expertise, and the right tools. Whether you're an experienced bricklayer or just starting, having the right equipment is crucial for ensuring high-quality work. In this article, we'll explore the essential tools every bricklayer should have in their arsenal.

Brick Trowel

A brick trowel is a fundamental tool for any bricklayer. It's used to spread mortar on bricks and stones.

Pointing Trowel

This smaller trowel is perfect for finishing joints between bricks and allows for precise work in tight spaces. Check out our Pointing Trowels for the best options.

Spirit Level

Ensuring your bricks are level is vital for the structure’s integrity. A good Spirit Level helps maintain accuracy and consistency throughout your project.

Alongside Spirit levels Tough Tools are proud to state we are one of the leading companies in the UK selling straight edges and levels up to 6m Long.



Hawk and Board

A hawk holds mortar or plaster, making it easily accessible as you work. This is especially useful for larger projects requiring significant amounts of material. Find our sturdy Hawks and Boards for your needs.

Bucket Trowel

A wide-bladed trowel ideal for scooping mortar from a bucket onto your brick trowel, minimizing waste and keeping your workspace tidy. Our Bucket Trowels are perfect for the job.

We sell a wide range of different trowels depending on your requirements. The trowels are in different sizes and materials depending on your requirements.

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Sturdy Bucket

We know at Tough Tools how important having a robust bucket is. Our range of buckets are highly recommended by all trades as they are known for their durability.

We sell from a 25 litre size right up to 120 litre size. 

For heavier loads there is a tub that can be lifted by a fork truck.

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Six different black builders buckets with labels showing how many litres each bucket holds.

Mortar Stands

At whatever height you are working at mortar board stands are essential. Making working at various heights easier and reduces risk of injury.

Stocked at various heights Tough Tools has a wide range of stands

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Investing in the right bricklaying tools is essential for any professional. High-quality, durable equipment enhances your efficiency, accuracy, and overall quality of work. Explore our extensive range of bricklaying tools at Tough Tools and equip yourself for success.

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