Thinking about building and want to know the best material to use for construction? Here’s why bricks are best.
1. Bricks are low-maintenance
Bricks don’t need painting, sealing or protection from termites. Brick walls won’t rot, fade, peel or disintegrate over time. All they need is a (very occasional) clean with a soft brush to maintain their good looks. As one of the earliest building materials known to man, brick buildings constructed more than 2000 years ago in Roman times are still in use – and still holding up well. Their inherent beauty is permanent, which is why property investors prefer them, knowing that their strength and beauty is long-lasting and easy to maintain.
2. Bricks offer thermal properties
Brick is a building material that has exceptional "thermal mass” properties. Thermal mass is the ability of a heavy, dense material to store heat and then slowly release it. This means that during summer, brick homes stay cool during the hottest part of the day, while in the cooler months, the walls store your home's heat and radiate it back to those inside. Ideally suited to Australia’s sunny climate, they can be easily combined with insulation to provide the best heat-efficient building solution around.
3. Bricks are made from natural products
Brick is predominantly made from clay and shale, which are among the most abundant materials available on earth. They are created with minimal waste, all of which can be reused in future products. Because they are made of natural products and fired under incredible conditions, they can withstand almost everything that nature can throw at them without losing their beauty or strength. Clay bricks are inert and are not prone to giving off volatile materials. Clay brickwork and its constituents are non-toxic.