Bricks Get Better Over time, bricks improve their looks.
The image of solidity and permanence grows stronger by the day. Compare any brick structure with one made from other fabricated materials and notice the one suffering from age. Bricks look after themselves. No costly upkeep, no repairs, no eroding, no rusting, no decaying, no fading and no bending or twisting.
Nothing feels temporary about brick structures: their colours, their warmth and their artistic form all combine to make that ‘welcome home’ feel as beckoning as it was on the first day. As each year passes, brick buildings save you money and effort – no painting and no special treatments are needed to preserve longevity. All other lighter weight wall finishes require regular costly fixes to maintain protection and freshness.
Fire, Wind, Rain, Drought, Flood, Noise, Heat and Cold.
Climate changes in Australia are bringing weather patterns with higher peaks and lower troughs. Accordingly, many home owners must consider worst-case scenarios when selecting their building materials.
Take fire for example. Kiln-fired bricks are rarely destroyed by fire.
Load bearing brick walls can remain standing thereby preserving the
structure of the building.
Bricks, by their nature, have built into them resistance to extreme heat and cold. Similarly, the internal strength of brick offers strong protection from fierce wind and rain storms.
And don’t forget noise. Masonry brings built-in sound proofing. Its density and thickness stop external traffic noise, noise from the neighbours & noise from the next room from booming into your space.
Bricklaying is an art. It’s a pleasure to be involved in construction, when you have pride in your work.
DESIGN WITH BRICK
With Brick Effect there’s a special brick and a special brick layer to put your building ideas into reality.
Brick is easy to blend within its surroundings. You can either disguise it or make it stand out. Use brick to build an external sculptural masterpiece or a beautiful internal architectural feature.
Brick has the amazing characteristic of being delicate and yet strong. The design opportunities are countless. Spend time looking at the achievements that our grand-folks have built into our Australian heritage buildings.
You can see this in the historic sections of our cities and in the colonial churches, shops and houses in our regional towns.
And now there’s even more design opportunities with modern kiln-fired finishes available for brick. You can build your far-away country retreat with the latest glossy metallic-finished brick or you can choose a rustic hand-crafted finish to bring a country feel to your city or suburban building.
PATHWAYS | PAVERS | LETTERBOXES
Perhaps not the biggest project in the trade but it’s so important to keep surrounding works in the style to suit the main building.
Kiln-fired pavers come in so many designs and colours it is not difficult to create pathways to set off the main feature. Let Brick Effect lay your pavers to match their beauty and longevity.
And speaking of main features – your letterbox is certainly one of them.
Be imaginative and brave. Give your own special design to Brick Effect who’ll turn your creation into something you and your postman can be immensely proud of.