Charles Reilly brings integrity, knowledge, and a wealth of experience to the projects he undertakes. Having originally started his training as a bricklayer on a CITB course at Tottenham Technical College in 1974, Charlie has continued his professional development through undertaking the City & Guilds course in brickwork, and the following specialist courses with The Building Crafts College and with Dr Gerard Lynch http://www.brickmaster.co.uk/biography.html
Introduction to Gauged Brickwork (2006)
Introduction to Tuck-pointing (2007)
Gauged Niche Design, Geometry, & Setting-out (2007)
Advanced Gauged Brickwork (2008)
Letter Carving in Brick & Stone (2008)
Lime Mortars for Traditional Brickwork (2009)
Repair of traditionally constructed Brickwork (2009)
Training the Trainer: Teaching Skills (2012)
In recognition of his knowledge and passion for heritage brickwork Dr Gerard Lynch asked Charles to contribute to the development group involved in reviewing and agreeing the content of the City & Guilds Heritage Brickwork syllabus.
Charles has Industry Accreditation as a Heritage Skills Bricklayer under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme www.cscs.uk.com (Reg. No. 03468374)
Matthew Taylor of SpacesBuildingsPlaces has this to say about Charlie Reilly;
he is an exceptional and passionate historic building and master bricklayer, with a wealth of experience.
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In September 2007 Build It magazine interviewed Charlie about his work as a heritage bricklayer.
In 2012 Conservation News featured a project to extend and reconfigure a house near Canterbury. The Georgian Brickwork team provided the bricklaying expertise.