3 reasons bricks are still our favourite for building a house

In the 21st Century, aspiring homeowners are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a product to build their home with.

There are many factors in choosing which product – not surprisingly how it looks being at the top of the list, along with cost.

Whilst there has been amazing innovation in lightweight materials and the use of a variety of external cladding on homes, it turns out that brick still fires our imagination and remains as popular as ever.

Here are three reasons why bricks remain top of the pops when it comes to building our homes:

  1. Thermal Efficiency – bricks display fantastic properties when it comes to keeping the heat out, or in your home – depending on the season. Because it takes time for the product to both heat up and cool down, this makes bricks very useful in maintaining a constant temperature inside the home. This also makes them a green choice due to the lower heating and cooling costs in a brick home
  2. They last – Bricks are very durable and will remain looking as good as the day they were laid for decades. Anyone who loves the old Clinker Brick homes around Melbourne will be able to vouch for this. And there are brick buildings around Europe that are literally hundreds of years old.
  3. Their variety – Bricks come in a variety of colours, finishes, styles and sizes. More recently, some of the major brick companies have been producing absolutely stunning glazed feature bricks.

There are many reasons why bricks remain a favourite – these are just a few.

For more information and assistance from our friendly and expert staff, come and visit one of our three display superstores or visit melbournebrick.com.au for a little inspiration.