Building in Full Brick, the key to your sustainable, durable forever home
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Building in Full Brick, the key to your sustainable, durable forever home

Warmth, privacy, durability and coziness: the ideal attributes of a perfect home. Building in full brick is the perfect way to achieve all of these characteristics, whilst ensuring that your home is a haven from external noise, is sustainable, and has aesthetic appeal.
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07.07.2021

Sustainability:

For many renovators and potential buyers, sustainability plays a significant role in the construction of their dream home. Knowing that your residential retreat isn’t creating a significant carbon footprint is a huge weight off your shoulders. 

Building in full brick is a sure way to reduce your carbon footprint, and move toward a more sustainable way of life. Multi-faceted in its environmentally friendly properties; full brick can help you reduce your energy emissions, has less embodied energy and has fewer ongoing maintenance issues that lead to extra work and subsequent waste. 

As we enter into the cooler months, the bills start to creep up, with heating becoming a necessity in lightweight homes, your home can really start costing you. According to a 2020 survey, 39% of your energy bills goes into heating and cooling your home. However, as opposed to its lightweight counterparts, a full brick home can help you reduce heating and cooling bills by up to 40%. 

Durability:

Sustainability and durability go hand-in-hand. With lower maintenance costs, less need for renovation or construction work, no need to paint and fewer repairs, a full brick home is the most durable composition. Lightweight homes, painted homes or homes with a less stable structure require ongoing work that impacts both their wallets and the environment. Building in full brick is the most reliable option, it is a solid structure, and with brickworks’ products under an 100 year warranty, you’re guaranteed that your home will be as sound in 50 years as it is the day it was built. 

Building in Full Brick, the key to your sustainable, durable forever home

Aesthetic appeal:

Warming the hearts of architecture aficionados nationwide, full brick homes are timeless in style and structure. Two of Australia’s most sought after traditional architectural styles, the Federation home and the Californian Bungalow are commonly constructed in full brick. Suburbs with these homes are more desirable, and the individual properties hold their value exceptionally well. On top of the appeal of value, the homes are classic and will never appear dated. Many federation homes are over 120 years old and yet are structurally sound and are still architecturally sought after.

A benefit of full brick is the visual allure of face brick. Homes with a face brick facade hold their form and style impeccably well. With no cracked render, bubbling paint or peeling timber, face brick facades have become the popular choice for architects and homeowners alike. 

Sound Reduction:

As urban life becomes denser and more diverse, homes are growing closer in proximity. Full brick is the perfect construction choice for common walls in apartments and townhouses. Minimising sound transmission, full brick allows you to protect your privacy, and create your own personal sanctuary from urban life. 

Whether you have a young family, an elderly family member, or like to host friends at home, keeping the noise from the outside out and the inside in is a huge priority.

Research by Architecturendesign found that most dense walls can provide up to a 50% reduction in noise. Due to the dense nature of clay bricks, and the double-installation feature of full brick, your home could be your own little haven from the chaos of the outside world.

“Minimising sound transmission, full brick allows you to protect your privacy, and create your own personal sanctuary from urban life.”

Building in Full Brick, the key to your sustainable, durable forever home

“Minimising sound transmission, full brick allows you to protect your privacy, and create your own personal sanctuary from urban life.”

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