Zack Carpenter brick work A Northbrook construction student has won first prize at the Southern Regional Guild of Master Bricklayers competition.


Zach Carpenter, 17, from East Preston saw off competition from seven other competitors in the senior section of the prestigious event which was held at Highbury College. 


Entrants were given a working drawing and a designated work area and were left to build their brick wall from the working documents provided.


The competition took place over a whole day and after lengthy deliberation, the judges announced that Zach had won the competition. He was awarded a full set of bricklaying tools, £30.00 in cash a £25.00 voucher.  Zach also has the honour of keeping the Guild of Master Bricklayers shield for a year.


Most importantly, he is now through to the National Guild finals which take place in Leeds College of Building, Leeds on 17th June.