BT Engineering Lays Strong Foundations for Success in the UK

BT Engineering Lays Strong Foundations for Success in the UK

Hi guys,

For the past 51 years, our BT Engineering family has listened to the needs of bricklayers and developed innovative tools that are staples in the industry. Decades of continuous refinement have built BT Engineering from the ground up and as a result we now enjoy cult status among st bricklayers in Australia.

BT stands as the world’s leading manufacturer of bricklaying and masonry tools. The BT family has reached a pivotal stage and we are excited to launch in the UK to support our brickie mates who build homes and cities one brick at a time.

 


Proud Australian Roots

BT is a family engineering business founded in Engadine, Australia 1967 by Bruce Thomas. Bruce’s brickie mate asked him whether he could manufacture a tool that would ‘rake out’ brick joints.

Bruce rose to the challenge and manufactured a primitive but efficient block of wood with a nail hammered into it. This was the origin of BT’s ‘steel wheel rakers’ and the well accepted ‘long handle raker’.Bruce was joined by his son Jeff in 1980 after an apprenticeship with Australian airline Qantas.

andestablished themselves as leaders in quality Australian made bricklaying tools by focusing their inventive minds on developing products that helped brickies lay faster and more accurately.

 


Original Bricklaying Toolmaker

BT is praised for developing tools of great variety and quality. Variety comes from listening to bricklayers who hang around our factory and tell us everything that would help them on site. Quality is fueled by our desire to produce durable, top shelf tools that last a lifetime. BT is a no fuss, no frills, proper old school toolmaker.

Bricklayers play an important part in BT’s success. A good example is BT’s famous Dori Block which can be found on brickie sites all over the world. The Dori Block was designed by BT and an ingenious local bricklayer named Dorian. BT developed the prototype and the result is an essential tool in every bricklayer’s toolkit.

After years of supporting bricklayers, BT is grateful to all the brickies who offered these kind words of support to us:

“My boss uses all BT gear it’s without a doubt the best there is.”

 “BT is the best Bricklaying gear! Been using them for years! their tools last a lifetime.”

 “I can tell you BT tools are seriously worth every cent and even if I were to sell them second hand they still hold their value.”

 


51 years Trusted by Bricklayers

The aim of our game is to develop great tools that make bricklaying quicker and easier. It’s no surprise BT has attracted interest from countries such as Canada, US, and UK. BT is well positioned to achieve success in the UK because bricklayers need accurate, precise tools that get the job done.

Recently, Best Bricky himself – UK bricklaying YouTuber Stu Crompton – reviewed BT’s Brick Saw:

Saves me so much time and makes my cuts uniform and neater. BT have a cult status in Australia. It’s time for them to get moving into the UK because I think a lot of people will benefit. It will sure be a game changer for me and my channel. BT certainly makes my life easier.”

Currently, BT has one retail partner in the UK – SES Tools – and we’re seeking more distribution partners across the UK as well as selling via Amazon UK shortly. Get excited UK brickies. Good things are coming!

 


Tools that Last Decades

 Our products are manufactured with Australian steel and skill in the BT factory at Kirrawee, Sydney. BT’s tools are designed to last decades, and if properly cared for, they will last a lifetime. We recently had the 20th saw ever made in the mid 80’s come in for a checkup.

BT is the market leader in brick, paver, and block masonry saws. We are excited to begin distributing our world-class products across the UK and Europe. Here are five BT products (all with 12-month warranty) that are already in the UK market:

 


Dori Block

Made for 50mm profiles and engineered to hold two string lines running both ways and never fall off.


Top Clamp – Double Brick

Adjustable Top Clamp lets you set up proper plumb profiles for full brick jobs in seconds. Also perfect for internal corners.


Mortar Spike – Internal

BT’s Mortar Spike is the best way to hold Profiles firm on internal corners.


Sliding Profile Clamp – Large

Adjustable Sliding Profile Clamp gives you any length you need for a job. The most reliable and durable Profile Clamp on the market.


3-way Timber Clamp

Convenient 3-way timber clamp gets your profile plumb and secure with timbers.

 

UK Launch 2019!

BT is ready to support the bricklaying and masonry trades in the UK. Interested distribution partners should contact the Managing Director via simon@btengpl.com or +61 408 009 689.

 

8 thoughts on “BT Engineering Lays Strong Foundations for Success in the UK

    • BT Engineering says:

      Hi Simon
      All our UK orders are dispatched from our UK warehouse in Bolton. Delivery normally takes about 24-36 hours. Cheers!

  1. ben williams says:

    wish you all the success with your products.
    as you obviously know that the building industry at this moment in the uk is taking a caning from covid 19 , it don’t mean that us brickie’s give up that easily.
    once we have beat this virus, I’m sure that a lot of savvy bricklayers will be wanting to buy your products to build up this country brick by brick.

  2. joelbuild says:

    I’ve found this company through watching Charlie collison content on you tube. What Great kit you sell, hope to see your shop full soon

  3. John says:

    Always a great sign to see the tools sold out as fast as they arrive in the U.K. unreal really. Quality they look as well just pity can’t get my hands on them yet to share with the lads on jobs in London. Thanks Simon for reply’s as well.

    • BT Engineering says:

      Hi SB
      Demand in the UK blew us away in 2020 – we are madly trying to catch up as quickly as possible. There are still a number of tools available and the ones out of stock we are trying to get more there as quickly as possible.
      Cheers

  4. BT Engineering says:

    Hi SB
    Demand in the UK blew us away in 2020 – we are madly trying to catch up as quickly as possible. There are still a number of tools available and the ones out of stock we are trying to get more there as quickly as possible.
    Cheers

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