I'm an experienced DIY'er here in the upper midwest of the United States and was planning on building my own stick built 16x24 foot detached garage this fall 2021 or spring 2022. As we all know, the price of wood has skyrocketed and I'm intrigued by the thought of building my own garage from brick and block. When I look for information on the internet about how this is done, all I find are examples in the UK or Europe. My internet searches suggest this is an unheard of notion here in the United States for a DIY'er to build their own garage from brick and my local library has no books on hand about building brick structures. My guess is this mostly comes down to economics since wood here has always been less money, but my rough math now suggests otherwise.
So anybody have experience or advice building with brick stateside? Or any resources such as websites or books? I would sub out the foundation, but do the rest myself. Please don't say "this is best for a pro" unless you have experience why. Again, I have experience building stick built but admittedly no brick laying experience and I'd like to change that. Thanks!