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Why Use Brick?

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should invest in brick walls:

1. Superior Protection from Brick Walls

Even today, one of the fundamental ingredients in most bricks is clay, which is a material innately resistant to fire. In fact, during the production phase of brick making, each brick goes through an average of 2000 F temperatures during the process. Because of this, brick walls become a literal fire barrier around a home. Bricks are also great against high-speed winds, and have a with greater impact protection than other fencing materials such as wood.

2. Brick Walls are Hard, Durable and Long-Lasting

For most common construction projects, bricks are still considered highly desirable, durable and strong. Thick bricks have proven themselves for countless centuries and have passed the test of time. In fact, you can even order custom thickness depending on where they are going to be employed, and what kind of weight these will need to support. A contractor experienced with brickworks such as Faulkner Bricklayers can help you determine brick thickness to meet your location’s specifications.

3. Brick Walls Look Great

There are no two ways about it. Brick construction projects like brick walls look aesthetically great no matter what part of the world they are found. Either you construct a small brick wall around a garden and pound or you encase a whole home within one, and some brick walls don’t require painting. And, bricks that are painted won’t need painting for years to come. In fact, it can be difficult to gauge the age of brick walls, because even after years they still look like they’ve been recently constructed.

4. Energy Efficient Brick Walls

With a high ‘thermal mass’, bricks really do make an exceptional construction material. What does that mean? Good thermal mass means that bricks are dense and heavy. Making these easier to store heat over time and that heat is released gradually. In winter days, bricks will save energy by insulating a home and during summer days, they will behave quite the opposite. As a matter of fact, bricks can even absorb sound, making your home a quieter place inside and out.

5. Bricks are Ecologically Sustainable

If you are into the green movement, nothing can be better than wood fencing than brick walls. Not only does utilizing bricks as a fencing material save trees, but these are also made of naturally abundant ingredients like clay and shale which do not damage the environment, and brick can be recycled in a number of ways.

These top 5 reasons why you should invest in brick walls are just a sample of the benefits bricks offer home owners, for more information about brick walls and brickwork or blockwork, please contact us today.