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Brickwork & Your House

How long does it take to brick a house?

When the bricks arrive, the anticipation builds too

We get it. You’ve been waiting for this moment to arrive, and now that it has, the desire to get into your new home and make it uniquely remarkable is huge. So, here’s where we’re at. The slab has been laid, underground services have been carefully installed, and now the bricks are scheduled to arrive. But, before we get to how long it takes to brick a house (the suspense, right?!), we’ve got a few deets to share with you.

Locally sourced and WA manufactured

They are even made using local clay in a range of natural colours, and they’re headed to the homesite! Best part? It doesn’t stop there. Almost all the materials are sourced locally, from door frames and window frames, brick tires, flashings, and tie-down straps (to stop the roof from blowing away). The more local materials the better in our books.

Once the materials arrive …

It’s time to assemble the team (aka the ones who take your vision and make it a reality) and start building the frame of the home. The day has finally come, and you’ll start to see your future home take shape! The first place we start? Brickwork. This step is significant because, aside from holding up your home, the brickwork also determines the size and location of rooms, passageways, doors, and windows.

What’s so remarkable about bricks?

Quite a lot actually (don’t let us corner you at a party, we’ll talk about bricks all night). Here’s the exec summary: they have a high thermal mass making them cool in the summer and warm in the winter (basically the best of both worlds). They’re also great sound insulators and are more fire-resistant than timber constructions. There you have it, the rap sheet on bricks. Pretty remarkable, right? Oh, and there are two types:

Face bricks

They’re designed to be used on the façade of your elevation, i.e. on the front of your home. Facing bricks are manufactured with the purpose of being visible and come in a larger range of aesthetic designs. Lulu would be so proud!

Internal bricks

Internal ‘utility’ bricks (like Duraclay or Verticlay) are structural bricks that won’t be seen once the home is finished as they will be plasterboarded over. They’re used for interior walls and kind of important when it comes to keeping your roof off the floor.

The check list of brick benefits

Okay, here goes:

  • Clay brick can easily take the knocks of everyday life and weather extremes
  • They won’t fade, twist or warp, rot or decay, erode, or dent … and termites can’t eat them
  • They’re low maintenance and don’t require any finish to maintain them
  • Bricks, particularly double bricks, have a high thermal mass—meaning they can retain heat energy and help stabilise temperate swings
  • As a dense product they make for a quieter building compared to more lightweight materials—essential when all your rooms are full of little ones and/or the neighbours are close by
  • There’s also a huge range of sizes, colours, textures, and shapes so you can flex your design ey 

So, how long does it take to brick a house?

Fun fact: skilled tradies can lay up to 600 bricks a day! But, when it comes to specifics, it generally depends on the complexity and size of the build. On average though, the bricking process might take anywhere between 7-10 days to complete.

Make it an experience (because, why not?) 

This is no ordinary new home experience. But you didn’t choose an ordinary home builder, so embrace the extras and make your mark your way! This is your chance to spend about an hour on site and lay a brick in your new home; go full glitter glam, write inspirational quotes, or just sign your name. Don’t worry, they’re all internal bricks so if they’re not perfect the render/plasterboard will keep your secret, secret. Once you’re done mastering your new trade (or not), the roof cover goes on.

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