Brick Veneer

Brick Veneer is the most common method of construction in Australia, but is rarely used in the sand plain coastal regions of Western Australia. It utilises either steel or timber framing internally with a skin of face brick externally. Alternatively, the outside layer of brick could be a utility brick that is rendered.

Brick Veneer is a preferred method in wet or temperate conditions as the framing can be built and the roof can be put in place before the outside brickwork is installed, speeding up the construction process. It is also easier to alter the home internally once constructed. This process eliminates wet wall issues in construction in temperate conditions. It is also important to insulate the walls as it does not have the same thermal qualities as double clay brick.