Easily Create an Energy Efficient and Comfortable Home with Brick

Easily Create an Energy Efficient and Comfortable Home with Brick
July 17, 2017

If you’re about to build a home, there are a lot of things to think about. And none more important than the material you build the home from, at which point we urge you to think brick. Brick insulates in a way most materials do not. It keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer, saving on energy bills and making the home a more comfortable place to be.

Heating and cooling make up 39% of the average home’s energy use, therefore building with brick saves on energy for heating and cooling homes when compared to lightweight construction materials.

By using bricks in conjunction with good solar passive design and insulation, home owners can now create a house that requires no artificial heating or cooling, significantly reducing energy use.

Building with brick helps reduce internal temperature fluctuations ensuring comfortable living and working conditions throughout the day or year. Brick’s exceptional thermal mass means that it absorbs heat and slows down heat transfer. In summer, brick gradually absorbs heat from the sun and keeps the building cooler during the hottest part of the day. In winter, the brick holds the building’s heat longer, keeping occupants warmer.

As an added bonus clay brick is ideal for acoustic insulation, particularly for low frequency noise, and cavity masonry walls have the added benefit of isolating impact sounds. Brick possesses an inherent resistance to the passage of airborne sound, which makes it a superior performer in attenuating low-frequency, airborne noise caused by building mechanical systems, elevators, amplified music and traffic.

There’s a reason clay bricks have been used for thousands of years and have stood the test of time. For more information contact nzbrickdistributors.co.nz

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