Build | 12 August 2021

5 Benefits of Building with Brick

by Carlisle Homes

Strength and durability, but that’s not all – here are 5 benefits of building with brick.

Bricks convey a sense of quality and have a timeless appeal and they come in endless colours and finishes, giving you free rein to get creative with the look of your home.

We are proud to supply premium-quality bricks from Austral, PGH Bricks & Pavers and Daniel Robertson Bricks for your new Carlisle home. Austral and PGH Bricks & Pavers’ Category 1 bricks, which come in several appealing colours, including classic red, terracotta and straw, are included as standard with your home.

A material that says quality and has timeless appeal! If you’re building your forever home you should consider building with brick. Enjoy numerous benefits and an endless colour range. Featured here: Indigo, Orana Estate, Clyde North. Industrial Range (Iron), from Austral Bricks.

But if you’re looking to create a distinctive look, you have the option to upgrade to something a little bit more unique, such as bricks with an industrial edge in pale grey or charcoal; characterful bricks in varying tones of grey, terracotta and brown; split bricks, which are half the thickness of traditional bricks; and classic Daniel Robertson bricks, which have a highly textured face and complex, multi-layered colourings.

It’s all part of putting your signature style on your beautiful, new home.

But good looks aren’t all that bricks have to offer. Here are five more smart reasons to build with brick.

1. They’re energy efficient

Bricks have a high thermal mass, which makes them an excellent temperature regulator. When you build with brick, your home stays naturally cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This can help you save serious money by reducing the need to run the air conditioner or heater.

Save money on electricity. A higher thermal mass means bricks help to regulate the temperature of your home all year round and baked on colour means their good looks stay stronger for longer. Featured here: Canterbury Grand, Newhaven Estate, Tarneit. Industrial Range (Char), from Austral Bricks.

2. They’re low-maintenance

Unlike other materials, such as weatherboard or render, bricks require no painting or coating to maintain their good looks and durability. When you build with brick you have the confidence of knowing your home is completely weatherproof, even in extreme conditions such as storms. Bricks are also resistant to pests and mould. And if there are heavy rains or storms in your area, rain streaks, dirt and debris are far less noticeable.

3. They last

Bricks are made to last a lifetime and their good looks will last the distance too. The colour is baked into the brick itself to reduce fading, discolouring and change in appearance over time.

Low-maintenance and durable! They are completely weatherproof and resistant to pests and mould meaning you’ll have complete peace of mind when you build with brick. Featured here: Westlake, Olivine Estate, Donnybrook. Barwon, from PGH Bricks.

4. They’re healthy & sustainable

Brick is a natural, healthy building material that scores top marks for eco cred. Bricks are made from organic minerals found in shale and clay, they are free from contaminants and toxins, and do not emit any harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

With low emissions and a high thermal mass, bricks are the number-one building choice for those with allergies or sensitivity to weather.

If sustainability is a priority for you, Carlisle also offers certified carbon-neutral bricks from Daniel Robertson Bricks.

5. They create a quiet home

The density of bricks makes them great at absorbing outside sound, which makes for a quieter and more peaceful home. If you choose to build with brick you’ll enjoy a nice reprieve from traffic, planes overhead or noisy neighbours.

At Carlisle, we are proud to supply premium-quality bricks from Austral and PGH Bricks & Pavers for your new home. And, if sustainability is a priority for you, Carlisle also offers certified carbon-neutral bricks from Daniel Robertson Bricks. Featured here: Matisse, Orana Estate, Clyde North. Distinctively Melbourne Range (Eaglemont) from PGH Bricks & Pavers.

Take some time this weekend (or during the week) to pop along to one of our Carlisle display homes across Melbourne to see how impactful a contemporary home built with brick can be. You can also use this time to chat with one of our consultants about the different colours available.

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