1. RESEARCH THE STYLE OF THE HOUSE
2. CONSIDER YOUR LOCATION
Bricks are graded to suit different environmental conditions. The location of your home will determine which grade you need. If you live near the coast or have high-saline soil, you may benefit from exposure grade bricks (EXP)*, which have heightened resistance to salt attack. General purpose (GP) grade bricks are suited to all other building types and locations. Talk to your builder about any special environmental conditions you should be aware of.
*EXP bricks are ideal for homes located up to one kilometre from a surf coast or 100 metres from a non-surf coast.