Turning your house into a home

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Turning your house into a home

……one brick at a time.

Building your dream home might seem like a daunting task as you realise every decision is yours to make but at the same time, a very exciting task too. One of the most important decision you will have to make is what materials you will use, more importantly, what brick is more suitable for your building. It is a decision that will impact the aesthetics, maintenance and overall look of the building.

A brick is a just brick, right? No! Not when the integrity of your building lies in the strength of the material used. If you choose an inferior quality of brick your end result could look aesthetically pleasing at first, but as time goes on the brick begins degrading and you need to cough out more money to fix what could have been avoided to begin with. It is therefore important to examine and familiarise yourself with the building material that you use before going straight into a project. Stock and maxi bricks have been tried and tested for many years and have been suitable for building homes, offices, museums etc.

Stock bricks are made by being formed in a mould or more recently, through mass production by extruding clay through a die then wire-cutting them into a desired size. The shaped clay is then dried or burnt in kiln. This gives the strength of the clay and durability too. Stock bricks are a wise and the most popular choice of brick in the building industry. The most popular use for these bricks is constructing walls and features that have to be plastered. Stock bricks are known to be strong and durable. They last much longer than any other building material types and require less maintenance than any other brick. It is not an exaggeration to say that a house made of clay bricks last for 500 years especially if you wish to sell your house in the future, 500 years is not an exaggeration. They are a great selling point and will always be.

Another popular brick used for building is the maxi brick. It has been recognised as the most durable brick in the South African building industry. In addition to being the most durable brick, the maxi brick is also fire resistant, making it suitable for a home. They have excellent insulation and acoustic properties. Maxi bricks can be used for single wall construction. They reduce labour costs because they are larger than stock bricks but they still produce structurally strong walls. All walls are structurally sound when using the maxi brick and also, the maxi brick meets the construction standards that are set.

Stock vs Maxi

Everyone loves a place they can call home, a place where you can be proud to welcome anybody at anytime. This begins with choosing the best suitable brick for your home. Whether you are building a double storey, single storey house. So, which will it be: stock brick or maxi brick?

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