Tossing up between building materials for your next project? We’ve laid out the top five reasons to use concrete masonry with the help of Australia’s leading manufacturer and retailer, National Masonry.
Masonry is a construction technique that was used to build some of the greatest structures of all time, and for good reason. The Egyptian Pyramids, Great Wall of China, Greek Temples, you name it. These iconic landmarks were all built using concrete masonry and they’ve proven just how durable masonry is. Concrete masonry walls won’t rust, corrode, mold or warp. And even in the harshest of weather conditions, these walls require little to no maintenance.
Because concrete masonry products do not contain wood, they cannot degrade due to termites or white ants, and they won’t assist the spread of fire. However in saying that, to make sure your house is completely fire-proof, implementing additional measures such as insulation and smart building design is wise.
Due to the high thermal mass of concrete masonry products, the transfer of heat fluctuations from outside to inside and vice versa lessens significantly. This means that you can cut down on the energy needed to heat and cool your home, something that makes up a whopping 39% of the average home’s energy usage. Because of this, concrete masonry is kind to your wallet and the planet.
As well as reducing long-term energy costs, concrete masonry can save some big construction dollars too. When considering the complete building system, concrete masonry often reduces the need to accessory products like sarking and insulation. Masonry products require far less man hours to build with than most walling materials. On top of this, masonry kills two birds with one stone in its structural and aesthetic purposes.
When you decide to use concrete masonry products for your next project, you’ll have dozens of colour and finish combinations at your fingertips. The broad range of options offered by concrete products means that you can find a type of concrete to enhance the visual appeal of your project. Whether you’re trying to achieve a modern industrial look or a laid-back coastal vibe, masonry can help you achieve it.
Over our many years of involvement in the construction industry, the team at Solutions Built has installed thousands of square meters of masonry products from National Masonry. We are consistently impressed by the superior quality of their products and can highly recommend them as a trusted supplier. Browse their range of concrete masonry products, and get in touch with our team if you’d like to chat about an upcoming project.