If you’re looking to build in Perth, you’ve probably been hearing the phrase “brick veneer homes”.
But what is this method of construction and why is it making the headlines?
In short, delays with double brick construction and increased costs are encouraging home buyers to look for alternative options.
We’ve got some FAQs below, but let us know if you’ve got any other questions.
What is brick veneer?
Brick veneer is a method of building. It combines the familiarity of bricks on the exterior with the accuracy of steel frames on the interior.
Why am I hearing about brick veneer?
The building boom in Perth has resulted in over 16,000 new homes to be built (based on the HomeBuilder applications). That’s a lot of homes needing bricks, and we simply don’t have enough bricklayers. Brick veneer homes can be built quicker than double brick construction, which is why more homebuyers and builders are choosing this option.
Is brick veneer better than double bricks?
Both construction methods have their advantages. The appeal of brick veneer is that it is quicker to finish a home than double brick construction because less bricks are required. But if you want to find out what option works for you, one of our team members can sit down and discuss in more detail.
Will Perth see more brick veneer homes being built?
Yes. The majority of Perth homes have historically used double brick because unlike the rest of Australia, our sandy soil and flat land makes double brick suitable. And because of its popularity, it has been cheaper to use double brick rather than timber or steel frames. But with rising prices and delays for brick construction, brick veneer is becoming the preferred option for many home buyers.
Find out more about this construction method by filling out the form below. One of our team members will reach out and let you know your options!