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An award-winning builder asked the industry back in July why Perth is “the only region in Australia still predominantly building double brick homes”. The company’s director said in a media release that he believes brick is being superseded by modern timber frame homes.
While there might have been a shift in material choice, architects and builders in Australia have continued to specify bricks in a variety of applications, from residences to public buildings.
The material has experienced many advances in recent years, especially on the sustainability front. Its benefits range from being a hard wearing, low-maintenance building product that will not fade, twist, wrap, rot or decay, to good acoustic and thermal performance, and fire resistance.