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What does it take to be a Brummie bricky?

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Boasting almost 7,000 Instagram followers, Mahoney Bricky’s social media game is strong. Mahoney Brickworks Ltd. is a Birmingham based company, whose mission is to provide the residents of Birmingham with a hassle-free Building service.

We got in touch with the team to film a sketch on their site. While we were there, we couldn’t resist snapping a few shots and asking a few questions about what it really takes to be a Brummie bricky…

Meet Ash

Meet 30-year-old Ash: a bricky who has been in the trade for 15 years.

Q – What would you never be seen without on-site?

A – I use my trowel, level, lines, hammer, bolsters and brain daily.

Q – What does a day in your life look like?

A – I’m up by 6:30 AM and I welcome the day with some Weetabix, coffee, and a cigarette. I usually get to the site an hour later and get that brew on straight away. I finish work by 4 or 4:30 PM.

Q – And what do you do when you’re done with work?

A – I love spending time with my Mrs. and my kids. I also enjoy boxing and going to the gym in my free time.

Q – Can you name drop some of your favourite trade brands?

A – I like Bilsley, Scruffs, and Dewalt.

Q – What’s a stereotype of being a bricky?

A – That we’re p*ssheads!

A day in the life

Ash’s teammate at Mahoney’s has been a bricky for four years:

Q – What would you never be seen without on-site?

A – Can’t get by without a shovel, a trowel, and a wheelbarrow.

Q – What does a day in your life look like?

A – I wake up at 6, and get to work by 7:30 in the morning. I work until 4 or 4:30.

Q – And what do you do when you’re done with work?

A – I usually visit the pub after work. When I’m not there, you can find me playing video games, watching films, or playing pool. I also have a side business cleaning trainers!

Q – Can you name-drop some of your favourite trade brands?

A – My favourite trade brand is Dewalt.

Q – What’s a stereotype of being a bricky?

A – A brickie trait I hear about often is ‘using a hammer for everything’ and always being dirty!

Want to see the sketch we filmed at Mahoney Brickworks? Watch it here.

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