Why choose brick?
Bricks are made from clay and shale. These are natural materials. They are fired through a kiln at up to 2000 degrees. The reason the brick turns into such a durable material is because it goes through a process in the kiln, which enables the clay particles to mix together. Bricks are one of the most sustainable and durable building materials that there is. It provides efficient shelter against a variety of dangers. As well as this, brick is non-combustible, therefore it is efficient in providing fire protection as it can resist and confine fires. Compared to vinyl or fibre-cement siding, homes that are built with bricks can also provide better shelter against high winds.
Bricks are low risk and low maintenance. It looks better, for far longer than other building materials. There is no painting required and due to its durability, unlike vinyl siding or wood, it won’t rot or dent. They naturally come in an extensive range of colours, finishes and looks.
Used for Centuries
Bricks have been used for centuries. They began as an essential material for building in the Near East and India more than 5,000 years ago. It made its way through ancient Egypt and the Romans. It has since become one of the most popular materials used in construction and is now used all over the world. Looking at the structures and roadways built today, chances are some of them are built using brick.
Additionally, brick is naturally energy efficient. It has thermal mass properties, therefore, building a home using brick increases the thermal resistance of the building. Thermal mass is the ability to store heat and then slowly release it. During the winter, brick walls store the heat in the home and radiate it back inside the house.