There are many advantages when bricks are used as part of the construction.

  • Aesthetic: Bricks offer natural and a variety of colors, including various textures.
  • Strength: Bricks offer excellent high compressive strength.
  • Porosity: The ability to release and absorb moisture is one of the most important and useful properties of bricks, regulating temperatures and humidity inside structures.
  • Fire protection: When prepared properly, a brick structure can give a fire protection maximum rating of 6 hours.
  • Sound attenuation: The brick sound insulation is normally 45 decibels for a 4.5 inches brick thickness and 50 decibels for a 9-inch thick brick.
  • Insulation: Bricks can exhibit above normal thermal insulation when compared to other building materials. Bricks can help regulate and maintain constant interior temperatures of a structure due to their ability to absorb and slowly release heat. In this way, bricks can produce significant energy savings—more than 30 percent when compared to wood construction.
  • Wear-resistance: A brick is so strong that its composition provides excellent wear resistance when compared to wood.